Harry Styles lookalike in competition to help foodbanks

Andrew Burns

Richard Dickson - of tribute act One And Only Direction - has urged fans to donate to a foodbank to win tickets for sold-out 1D gig

Markus Birdman draws Big Issue vendor at Edinburgh Fringe

Comedian and sketch artist Markus Birdman puts Fergie in the frame at the Fringe

Mark Thomas

Colin Murray, Mark Thomas and more at The Stramash festival

Colin Murray, Mark Thomas and Stuart Braithwaite among others confirmed for The Stramash festival, sponsored by The Big Issue

Bryan Whiting

Big Issue vendor raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Yorkshire vendor Bryan Whiting in sponsored head shave after his wife loses her battle with cancer

Neil Gaiman inspires Meh, kids picture book on mental health

Deborah Malcolm creates picture book Meh to help kids understand mental health – inspired by Neil Gaman's storytelling ideas

Paul Daniels

Star-Spotting with Big Issue vendors in Edinburgh

Paul Daniels, Felicity Kendal, David Baddiel... Big Issue vendors on the friendly or not-so-friendly celebs at Festival time

Big Issue vendors review Edinburgh Fringe shows

Vicky Carroll

The producers of two Edinburgh Fringe shows have invited Big Issue vendors to become reviewers for the night

Can 'pods' solve homelessness?

With rough-sleeper numbers on the rise, one London architect has won an award for his temporary shelter idea: the attachable pod

The Big Sleep Out: Leaving comfort behind for a good cause

This year's Big Sleep Out saw Londoners bed down in a railway arch for the evening, raising money for The Big Issue Foundation

Big Issue vendor inundated with birthday goodwill

Icing on the cake for Truro vendor Nick as readers rally to help him mark his 50th birthday