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Rufus Hound

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

Andrew Burns

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?

Andrew Burns

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"

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