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Meet the people selling street papers around the world
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Meet the people selling street papers around the world

In celebration of World Homelessness Day, we spoke to street paper sellers across the globe to find out about their lives and their work.

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors
Opinion

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors

What makes a good Big Issue seller? An ability to take a chance offered, writes founder John Bird.

‘I was up at 7, stretched and was fine’: Big Issue seller back on pitch after London Marathon
News

‘I was up at 7, stretched and was fine’: Big Issue seller back on pitch after London Marathon

Cambridge Big Issue vendor Lee Welham completed the 26.2 mile run over the weekend alongside fellow seller Andre Rostant, with the pair raising almost £4,000.

Falklands War letter lands ex-Big Issue seller meeting with Argentinian ambassador
News

Falklands War letter lands ex-Big Issue seller meeting with Argentinian ambassador

Salvage Hunters’ Drew Pritchard talks trade with a Big Issue seller
News

Salvage Hunters’ Drew Pritchard talks trade with a Big Issue seller

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Soggy sandwiches, cold tea and sooty trains – the nostalgia of the old railways
Opinion

Soggy sandwiches, cold tea and sooty trains – the nostalgia of the old railways

Why we need a video game about homelessness
News

Why we need a video game about homelessness

Top 5 dystopian novels, featuring Isaac Asimov and Iain M Banks
Books

Top 5 dystopian novels, featuring Isaac Asimov and Iain M Banks

Climate change: A Big Issue seller’s plea for compassion towards animals and our planet
Opinion

Climate change: A Big Issue seller’s plea for compassion towards animals and our planet

Selling The Big Issue has boosted my income and my wellbeing
Opinion

Selling The Big Issue has boosted my income and my wellbeing

Meet Homer: The mannequin putting Big Issue vendors at the heart of Coventry’s City of Culture
News

Meet Homer: The mannequin putting Big Issue vendors at the heart of Coventry’s City of Culture

Our vendor in Truro hails the local heroes who have supported him over 15 years
News

Our vendor in Truro hails the local heroes who have supported him over 15 years

Five reasons to love … Swindon
News

Five reasons to love … Swindon

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Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves
News

Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves

Here’s what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive
Culture

Here’s what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive

‘I lost my home, I didn’t lose my pride’: Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird
News

‘I lost my home, I didn’t lose my pride’: Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a furniture restorer
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a furniture restorer

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Gogglebox star
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Gogglebox star

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I own a cleaning business
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I own a cleaning business

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Harley Street therapist
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Harley Street therapist

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The Big Issue vendor who became London’s happiest bus driver is now bringing drinking water to Africa
News

The Big Issue vendor who became London’s happiest bus driver is now bringing drinking water to Africa

Big Issue vendors swap pitches for sailing on the high seas
News

Big Issue vendors swap pitches for sailing on the high seas

Big Issue vendors aim to bring ‘showmanship’ to London Marathon
News

Big Issue vendors aim to bring ‘showmanship’ to London Marathon

Community rallies around Big Issue vendor and family hit by flash floods
News

Community rallies around Big Issue vendor and family hit by flash floods

Rashford leads congratulations after Big Issue vendor Clive secures GCSEs
News

Rashford leads congratulations after Big Issue vendor Clive secures GCSEs

Big Issue vendor Clive, 58, earns GCSEs and now has sights set on university
News

Big Issue vendor Clive, 58, earns GCSEs and now has sights set on university

Meet the Big Issue sellers set to run the London Marathon for charity
News

Meet the Big Issue sellers set to run the London Marathon for charity

Big Issue vendor Mary Daly: ‘It saved my life’
News

Big Issue vendor Mary Daly: ‘It saved my life’

Big Issue vendor to event promoter: ‘I’m evolving’ says Earl
News

Big Issue vendor to event promoter: ‘I’m evolving’ says Earl

Big Issue vendor Clive receives pink plaque honour on his Plymouth pitch
News

Big Issue vendor Clive receives pink plaque honour on his Plymouth pitch

‘A wicked sense of humour’ Popular Big Issue vendor Lucas Tontarski has died
Housing

‘A wicked sense of humour’ Popular Big Issue vendor Lucas Tontarski has died

Should the Tokyo Olympics go ahead? Japanese Big Issue vendors have their say
News

Should the Tokyo Olympics go ahead? Japanese Big Issue vendors have their say