Andrew Burns, The Big Issue

Andrew Burns

The Big Issue

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Past articles by Andrew:

The student vets keeping dogs of the street fit and healthy

Vet schools across the country are running student-run projects to offer homeless people the chance to give their beloved pets free veterinary check-ups, food, training advice and grooming. → Read More

Diamond dogs: superpets and Britain's hero vets

Across the country an army of heroes are helping homeless people keep their four-legged friends fit and well. Here, we meet the vets who bring care to the canines of the street. → Read More

Former Big Issue seller accepted to Cambridge University

After spending several years sleeping rough, Geoff Edwards (pictured above) is now set to study English Literature at Cambridge University's historic Hughes Hall college. → Read More

Big Issue-backed Change Please coffee now available nationwide

For two years, Change Please has employed homeless people as baristas to sell fresh brews across London. Now, its poverty-busting coffee is available in more than 300 Sainsbury's store across the country. → Read More

Scottish Government announces £50 million fund to tackle homelessness

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Scottish Government is to set up a Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, backed with £50 million over five years to "eradicate rough sleeping" → Read More

Southampton FC stars become Big Issue vendors for a day

Premier League hotshots Nathan-Redmond, Oriol Romeu, Manolo Gabbiadini and Florin Gardos donned the famous red tabard in Southampton to have a go at selling The Big Issue's special-edition Saints magazine → Read More

The Big Issue and Southampton Football Club launch special edition magazine

As part of the unique, hugely exciting new partnership, Big Issue sellers will also be able to enrol in an employability programme run by the Saints Foundation and have the chance of future careers at the Premier League club. → Read More

House of Lords throws open its doors to Big Issue vendors

At Parliament today, Big Issue founder Lord John Bird hosted a reception for vendors – also attended by Sajid Javid and actress Andrea Riseborough → Read More

Big Issue vendor to attend Queen's Speech for official opening of Parliament

William Herbert, who sells the magazine in Islington, will swap North London for Westminster to take in the State Opening of Parliament as a guest of Lord Bird → Read More

Julian Barratt: "I’m interested in communicating a pompous person"

Actor, musician, writer and one half of The Mighty Boosh Julian Barratt reflects on the impact of fatherhood, discovering his comedic edge, and his failed teenage dream of becoming a professional jazz guitarist. → Read More

Bob Odenkirk: Better Call Saul and the art of the anti-hero

Breaking Bad saw a good guy turn dark in an unstoppable downward spiral but some of its best-loved characters get room to breathe in prequel Better Call Saul. As the new series returns, The Big Issue goes on-set with stars Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito and Michael McKean… → Read More

Five things we learned from Roy Hodgson first interview since Euro 2016

From standing by the Harry Kane corner controversy to turning down Strictly, former England boss Roy Hodgson remains defiant. → Read More

The Big Issue records second consecutive yearly sales increase

Sales of The Big Issue magazine increased by five per cent during 2016 – rising to 82,294 copies sold per week. → Read More

The incredible story of Jo Adamson, singing Big Issue vendor turned blind artist

"I’m a happy-go-lucky person and I want my drawings to make other people smile." → Read More

Big Issue vendors and their life-changing, life-saving dogs

Bark! The Herald Angels Sing! → Read More

How Game of Thrones has brought tourism, jobs and a PR rebrand to Northern Ireland

The Big Issue meets the crew that builds the biggest TV show the in the world – and the locals feeling the Thrones benefit → Read More

Carl Cox interview: "Maybe I wasn't supposed to have children. But never say never"

Veteran DJ Carl Cox reflects on the influence of his Barbadian roots, the changing face of Ibiza and working with Nile Rodgers → Read More

John Carpenter interview: ‘Trump for president? It’s scary as hell, man'

The iconic film director talks They Live, the influence of his late father, and how the US election has become a horror show... → Read More

From London to the World – How The Big Issue went global

There are now more than 100 street papers offering a hand up to tens of thousands of homeless men and women worldwide → Read More

Prime Minister unveils new £40m funding package to prevent and tackle homelessness

“We need to put prevention at the heart of a new approach,” Theresa May writes in this week’s Big Issue → Read More