Cat Cochrane

Cat Cochrane
Cat Cochrane is INSP's Editorial and Communications Assistant, working on the INSP News Service and reporting on developments within our network.

News posts by Cat Cochrane:

Big love in Oz: vendor Trevor gives thanks for his second chance at true romance

This Valentine’s Day, read about how Trevor and Ellen have The Big Issue Australia to thank for bringing them together for a second chance at big love.

INSP’s UNCOVERED street paper cover exhibition launches with a message of “dignity and love”

Street paper vendors were at the heart of a message of dignity and love at the launch of INSP’s street paper cover exhibition UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue, hosted in Glasgow.

#VendorWeek interview: Mark and Ann share vendor life in Melbourne and Denver

Vendors Mark and Ann shared their first ever Skype chat in honour of #VendorWeek and found out they have more in common than they first expected.

Readers join their vendors to sell Big Issue North for #VendorWeek

In nine towns and cities in the north of England, Big Issue North readers will take to the streets to support the street paper this #VendorWeek.

#VendorWeek interview: James and John share two sides of North American vendor life

They’re both North American street paper vendors, yet over a recent Skype interview James and John – from Montréal and Portland respectively – discovered that Canadian and American vendor life can be very different.

Real Change leads rally against hate in exceptional year of uncertainty

Seattle street paper Real Change has made a passionate call-to-arms to its readers and supporters to join them in protesting against hate against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s first days as U.S. president.

The Big Knitathon raises funds for Big Issue UK vendors throughout November

Hitting its fifth anniversary, the Big Knitathon is back this month inviting new and experienced knitters to help raise funds for Big Issue vendors.

Street paper hits back as Hamburg leader says homeless create “fear and disgust”

Hamburg street paper Hinz&Kunzt has hit out against a top local government official who wants to clear homeless people out of the city’s Central Station.

Is your MP backing historic chance to help homeless in England?

A joint campaign by UK homelessness charities and supporters – including Ian McKellen – is encouraging constituents to put pressure on their MP ahead of the second parliamentary reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill on Friday.

Edinburgh Tool Library: improving lives by changing the drill of community sharing

From a TARDIS’ on Edinburgh’s famous Leith Walk to award-winning sustainable business, Edinburgh Tool Library is one of Scotland’s social enterprise stories of the year

Nota Bene: Slovakia’s sole street paper celebrates its 15th year

Slovakia’s only street paper toasted its birthday with staff, vendors and friends. “It’s helped me to survive from day to day,” vendor Silvia said of the paper.

Shelly and Mellie: Seattle smilers scoop Real Change Vendors of the Year

Real Change News’ Vendor of the Year Awards were scooped by two popular characters committed to putting smiles on the face of their customers.