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Alex Salmond

"Our campaign is positive, and we will win the referendum”

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At an INSP event, Alex Salmond discusses independence, "being British", and homelessness in Scotland

Count Arthur Strong

"Condiments of the seasoning to you all"

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Steve Delaney's comic creation Count Arthur Strong drops a Christmas bombshell about Santa

Edinburgh vendors in Trainspotting video tribute

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After the exclusive Irvine Welsh story in The Big Issue, vendors offer their own take on Trainspotting’s famous "Choose Life" passage

Iain Glen

“There are new pastures for Game of Thrones season four"

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Iain Glen talks Game of Thrones surprises, his musical passion, and what transformed his view of London

Can this punk ditty top the Christmas charts?

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Goldblade are gunning for a festive No 1 with charity re-release of 2008 single as a tribute to the late Poly Styrene

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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How Glasgow (first) – and then Only Fools and Horses – helped raise awareness of the global icon

Terry Jones

Monty Python: The old material has been spruced up!

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Monty Python's Terry Jones on how their old material has been "tweaked" for the reunion

Kate Nash

Kate Nash pens knockout Christmas EP – first listen here!

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Big Issue readers can stream two brand new songs from the award-winning artist’s debut Christmas release, which comes out on Monday

The Monty Python team announce their reunion

Monty Python: South Park triggered our reunion

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Monty Python's Terry Jones on how the South Park creators "got the ball rolling" - and whether the five members can all still get along

Iain Glen

“The new Game of Thrones will be the biggest and best yet”

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As the filming of season four is wrapped up, Iain Glen - aka Ser Jorah - gives us a taster of what's coming next

Chris Kamara

Chris Kamara: "My legacy will be Kamara Cam"

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Talking moustaches, horse racing and The X Factor with Gillette Soccer Saturday's unbelievable roving reporter

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Arctic Monkeys, The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

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"It might be more Hollywood than Hillsborough these days, but they've lost none of their wit, charm and intelligence"

Brit Floyd, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow – review

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Pink Floyd tribute lives up to moniker on sensational return to home soil with mammoth P.U.L.S.E. tour

Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting

Begbie returns for exclusive Big Issue Christmas story

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Irvine Welsh, one of the UK’s most celebrated authors, is bringing back the Trainspotting character exclusively for The Big Issue

Frightened Rabbit "We should get Directioners on our side"

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The Big Issue spoke with Scott Hutchison, of Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit, ahead of the band’s biggest UK tour to date

Jeff Wayne

Jeff Wayne: "We fire real flames at the audience"

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War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne talks martians, pyrotechnics and meeting Roger Federer

Should the Armed Forces continue to recruit 16-year-olds?

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As Remembrance Sunday approaches, we look at whether enough is being done to help those suffering from mental illness after combat

Doreen Lawrence gets sworn in at the House of Lords

Doreen Lawrence: “Nobody has called me Baroness yet"

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Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon on her personal journey from Jamaica to the House of Lords

Bob Stanley’s top 10 landmark 45s - watch the videos here

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Musician and author Bob Stanley set out to trace the history of pop music - and details his ultimate singles for The Big Issue

James McAvoy

James McAvoy: Irvine Welsh needs to be brought to the world

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Hollywood favourite James McAvoy on Filth, mental health on the big screen and “one of the best scripts I’ve ever read”

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