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Istvan Kakas

Big Issue seller saves young girl from drowning

Andrew Burns

Bath vendor Istvan Kakas helped pull a terrified young girl and her father from the River Avon – using his trusty broom!

Postcards from the edge: Vendor kick-starts his new business

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Cambridge vendor Scott McCabe's Kickstarter campaign to launch his own business breaks target in less than two weeks

Starbucks backtracks on Big Issue vendor decision

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Vendor wants apology after Edinburgh coffee shop drops ban on him using the toilet

Rufus Hound: "I'm disgusted the NHS is being sold off"

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Comedian, Scoundrel and prospective MEP Rufus Hound on saving the NHS, dieting and shaving off his moustache

"The Big Issue has always taken me seriously"

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Daniel Radcliffe and other stars at the WhatsOnStage Awards pay tribute to The Big Issue

Stage success with The Big Issue

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Daniel Radcliffe and The Book of Mormon win big at WhatsOnStage Awards, held in aid of The Big Issue Foundation...

Rufus Hound

"Our NHS is being sold off to the ultra rich"

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The comic and budding MEP fires an impassioned warning shot over the Coalition's NHS reforms. Warning: angry swear words feature (lots)

Sir Alex Ferguson and guest vendor Ross Martin

Sir Alex Ferguson picks up his Big Issue

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Across the country, TV stars, politicians and business leaders are selling The Big Issue – and attracting some famous customers too...

Simon Weston

"Today’s enemy can be tomorrow’s friend"

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Falklands survivor Simon Weston, 52, on his "amazing mother", his experiences in Northern Ireland, and finding love

Vendors selling in shopping centres - Let the public decide

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Retailers will listen to consumers, says the Big Issue editor. So get involved...

Big Issue vendors in shopping centres - the debate takes off

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Market leader Property Week asks shopping centre owners to open their doors to Big Issue vendors

John Bird

Bird, Beefy and Mrs T: Big Issue founder one of PM's heroes

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John Bird has been named by David Cameron as one of his heroes - along with Ian Botham, the Iron Lady and Ellie Simmonds

The 'lost village' of Mardale in Cumbria

Nicky Wire judges 'drowned villages' poetry competition

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Wire and Scottish poet Liz Lochhead to judge - post-rockers Mogwai to set the winning entry to music

From the streets to the stage: Stories the world had to hear

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Actor and writer Jon Kristian is trying to bring the Big Issue of homelessness to the theatre

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

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