Stand by Ewan

It’s been 16 years since Ewan McGregor blasted onto the screen as the drug-addled star of Trainspotting. His career went galactic once he took the role of the young Obi-Wan ...

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24 February 2012 Issue no: 0005

Raising the Titanic

Next month marks the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. There will be TV specials, books, artifact auctions and a 3D re-boot of the mega-grossing 1997 movie, Titanic. ...

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09 March 2012 Issue no: 0004

Movie Man

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is a family film set in Paris – a world away from his punchy classics, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Thomas Caldwell looks back over the depth ...

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06 January 2012 Issue no: 00010

The boys of summer

From Test players in white to Big Bashers in purple, cricket today seems very different from the game of yesteryear. But what has really changed, and what remains the same? ...

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13 January 2012 Issue no: 00009

Our 400th edition!

When The Big Issue published its first edition back in June 1996, we could hardly have imagined we’d one day reach a quadruple century. Well, here we are at Ed#400 ...

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27 January 2012 Issue no: 00008

Fact: we want fiction

It’s time to lie your pants off – to tell your biggest and best porkies – because entries are officially open for this year’s Big Issue fiction edition. Each year, we ...

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10 February 2012 Issue no: 00007

Face to face

The world’s best photojournalism depicts the gamut of emotion and activity – from sassy to sorrowful, poignant to pitiable. In this edition, we present some extraordinary images from the most ...

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22 February 2012 Issue no: 00006

Star Woes

Mental illness: it’s the real phantom menace and it has famously affected the lives of cover girl Carrie Fisher and high-profile figures like Stephen Fry and Brooke Shields. But it ...

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23 March 2012 Issue no: 00003

Jack White

He rose to fame with the White Stripes and has since played with the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, as well as working as a producer on other projects. Now ...

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05 April 2012 Issue no: 00002


Screens, monitors and multimedia platforms have all become a part of life. But are they keeping us from actually living? And has the obsession with ever-speedier connections left us disconnected? ...

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23 April 2012 Issue no: 00001

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