Andrew Burns

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Ban on legal highs does not go far enough, charity warns

Andrew Burns

The new Psychoactive Substances Act will do "little to address the hidden, darker side to legal highs" said the YMCA

Glasgow to host 2016 Homeless World Cup

Andrew Burns

Over 60 teams from 51 countries are set to compete for 14th edition of the Homeless World Cup in Scotland

Sign of the times

Andrew Burns

Willie Baronet has spent 23 years buying signs from the homeless. Here’s why…

Homeless people build innovative prototype home in Newcastle

Andrew Burns

A team from homelessness charity Crisis "learn new skills and build confidence" in creating the PROTOHOME project from scratch

Join Mark Hamill and The Kinks' Ray Davies in conversation

Andrew Burns

Following The Big Issue interview between Mark Hamill and Ray Davies, the two cultural icons will be meeting again - and you can be there!

How can technology tackle global homelessness?

Andrew Burns

Business Rocks' 'Hackathon' competition explores new ways to tackle homelessness

Mark Millar guest edits The Big Issue!

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Mark Millar on the galaxy of stars in his Big Issue guest edit: Mark Hamill, Ray Davies, Brian Eno, Tuppence Middleton - and many others

The Big Issue celebrates 200 million sales

Andrew Burns

This week The Big Issue celebrates selling 200 million copies over 25 years - and there are special Ben Eine covers to mark the occasion

In pictures – Big Issue vendor's "fairytale" wedding

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Hundreds turned out to help Jack and Toni celebrate their big day – and The Big Issue was there to capture the magic...

The Big Day: Vendor Jack and fiancée Toni get married

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Their engagement enchanted the world’s media - and then the Bristol community helped make their big day happen

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Budget: Charities condemn 'short-term' homelessness measures

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Chancellor George Osborne pledges £115 million to services tackling rough sleeping - but are the measures just a 'quick fix'?

Stars of music & media sell The Big Issue for #VendorWeek

Andrew Burns

Watch Owen Jones, James O'Brien and other famous faces don the Big Issue tabard to support INSP #VendorWeek 2016

Welfare cuts could close many thousands of specialist homes

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National Housing Federation warns that welfare reform could close specialist housing for Britain's most vulnerable people

Big Issue vendor gives regular customer a surprise treat

Andrew Burns

This week, a Big Issue vendor's good deed set the news agenda and swept social media...

Roadside café: Big Issue vendor receives surprise lunch

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A West Sussex vendor got served a nice surprise whilst on his pitch: lunch with waiter service...

Awards success for The Big Issue

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The Big Issue enjoyed more awards success at the PPA Scotland magazine awards, winning best Feature Writer and Cover of the Year

Steven Naismith funds Christmas lunches for homeless people

Andrew Burns

"It is both humbling and inspiring in equal measure to help those in desperate need."

Is your cat a Street Cat Bob cover moggy?

Andrew Burns

Cats of the world – united in Bob! Street Cat Bob cover out from November 30. Is your cat in our Christmas mosaic?

Syrian refugee now serving hot meals to homeless in Berlin

Andrew Burns

"We want to be a positive part in the German community," explains refugee Alex Assali who fled Syria eight years ago

Free Change Please coffee with your copy of The Big Issue

Andrew Burns

A free coffee with your favourite magazine? Go on! Buy The Big Issue, take the magazine, and warm up with a Change Please coffee...

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