'I miss Jess terribly. But the community has comforted me’

Big Issue vendor Ralph Church, 54, says thanks to everyone who rallied round him after his dog died tragically

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

Celebrate this yuletide with the Big Issue Christmas card!

You can buy your Christmas cards - and lots of other goodies - from the The Big Issue's social trading shop

Big love: Vendor gets engaged to one of his customers

Adam Forrest

Big Issue vendor Jack Richardson is to marry the woman he met whilst selling The Big Issue, after they "fell head over heels in love"

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...

Jim Lambie among artists creating pieces for The Big Issue

Andrew Burns

The Big Issue has teamed up with artistic collective Neu! Reekie! and Edinburgh Art Festival to give readers an early festive treat…

TV star to sell The Big Issue to highlight homelessness

Andrew Burns

"I’ll be totally alone and unsupported without even a change of clothes. If I don’t make enough money, I don’t eat."

George Clooney meets ex-Big Issue vendors in Edinburgh

Andrew Burns

Video: Hollywood superstar George Clooney visits Social Bite, an Edinburgh sandwich shop that feeds and employs homeless people

Big Issue exclusive: Pope Francis interview

Andrew Burns

Today The Big Issue publishes a rare, exclusive conversation with Pope Francis