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The Big Issue celebrates 25 years of a publishing revolution

 INSP 24 October 2019

The Big Issue celebrates 25 years on the UK's streets this week, with a retrospective exhibition in London, a star-studded film - and, of course - a bumper special edition of the magazine. High profile fans, including Julie Walters, Michael Palin, Mark Hamill and Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry, sent their best wishes. Meanwhile, vendors and former vendors spoke about what the street paper means to them. James Bowen, whose life is the basis for the new movie A Street Cat Named Bob, said: "I owe so much to The Big Issue." (533 Words) - By Laura Kelly

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John Bird addresses The Big Issue 25th birthday party at Proud Camden, London on 19 October 2019.Credit: Laura Kelly

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Guests enjoy the exhibition at The Big Issue 25th birthday party at Proud Camden, London on 19 October 2019.Credit: Laura Kelly

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James Walsh of Starsailor plays at The Big Issue 25th birthday party at Proud Camden, London on 19 October.Credit: Laura Kelly

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Past covers hang on the wall at The Big Issue 25th birthday party at Proud Camden, London on 19 October 2019Credit: Laura Kelly

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A screengrab of Michael Palin wishing The Big Issue a happy 25th birthday. Credit: The Big Issue


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