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Rugby stars tackle #VendorWeek in Edinburgh, while actress Maxine Peake takes on a new role in Manchester

The stars of Edinburgh Rugby are used to some hard knocks, but they had a whole new challenge yesterday for INSP’s #VendorWeek.

Street paper convert starts documentary mission

A passionate street paper convert, explains how a meeting with a Real Change vendor, and volunteering at INSP’s Global Street Paper Summit in Seattle, has inspired him to undertake a creative journey.

Merry Christmas from INSP – and street paper vendors worldwide!

Frohe Weihnachten! Happy Christmas! Wesołych Świąt! Crăciun fericit! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Seasons Greetings! Lep božič in srečno novo leto! Среќен Божиќ! God jul! 聖誕快樂吧。Baxtalo Krećuno thaj Baxtalo Nevo Berš!

INSP Advent Calendar: Christmas Eve

In the final window of this year’s #INSPadvent Billy tells us “It’s all about love.” We couldn’t think of a better message. Merry Christmas, everyone.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 23

It’s almost Christmas! Open today’s #INSPadvent window to meet Big Issue vendor Paul.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 22

Today in the #INSPadvent calendar, we learn that Xmas is associated with new shoes in Nigeria. Open the window to read asylum seeker Pascal’s story from his new home, Austria.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 21

We’re getting towards the end of our #INSPadvent calendar. Claudio says he will be selling Scarp de’ tenis outside Milan’s churches this Christmas. Open the window to read his story…

INSP Advent Calendar: day 20

#INSPadvent: Take a moment away from wrapping presents to read Alan’s moving story of how The Big Issue Australia changed his life!

INSP Advent Calendar: day 19

Support the homeless, and don’t judge the book by its cover, says Phillip in today’s window of the #INSPadvent calendar. Open to read more…

INSP Advent Calendar: day 18

#INSPadvent is in Dortmund today. Throughout December, we have messages from street paper vendors. Open today’s window in our celebratory advent calendar.

Check out December’s festive street papers!

We’ve got Santas galore on this month’s covers! Plus lots of kitties, gingerbread houses, elves, snowmen… and glitter.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 17

Each day in December, #INSPadvent brings you stories from different street paper vendors. Open to read how selling Sorgenfri gives Steinar a better Christmas.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 16

Roger has gone all out with his Christmas picture in today’s window of the #INSPadvent calendar! Open to read his message from Montréal.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 15

Christmas is definitely in the air now! Continue the countdown with #INSPadvent… It’s good to have company at Christmas, says Carol.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 14

Count down with #INSPadvent! Spend every day like it’s Christmas, says Brian from Denver, USA. Open to read more…

INSP Advent Calendar: day 13

Count down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! In Berlin, Tino wishes his customers health and happiness. Open today’s window to read more…

INSP Advent Calendar: day 12

#INSPadvent continues! Each day in December, we have messages from different street paper vendors. Open today’s window to visit Slovenia…

Magical space cat Lil Bub brings “pure, innocent happiness and joy”

INSP chats to the Dude behind adorable perma-kitten who’s interviewed Michelle Obama and cuddled Robert De Niro. A true tale of triumph against the odds.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 11

The #INSPadvent Christmas countdown takes us to Mexico today… Open the window to meet Mi Valedor vendor Manuel.

INSP Advent Calendar: day nine

Carry on counting down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Open today’s window and hear from Steve in Michigan.

INSP Advent Calendar: day eight

Open today’s window to meet Rita in Switzerland! Each day before Christmas, we have a message from one of our street paper vendors.

INSP Advent Calendar: day seven

Our #INSPadvent calendar continues! Open today’s window to be transported to Macedonia and Lice v lice.

INSP Advent Calendar: day six

Continue the countdown to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Today, we’re in Taipei with The Big Issue Taiwan. Open the window to read more.

INSP Advent Calendar: day five

Feeling Christmassy yet? Count down to Christmas with StreetWise vendor Russell and #INSPadvent! Open today’s advent calendar window now…

INSP Advent Calendar: day four

Count down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Open today’s window to read TagesSatz vendor Elisabetha-Maria’s message.

INSP Advent Calendar: day three

Count down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Ilija says selling Liceulice allows him to buy presents for his family. Open the window to read more…

INSP Advent Calendar: day two

Count down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! “Try not to trample anyone on Black Friday or Xmas Eve,” says Lowcountry Herald’s Richard Fowler. Open the window to read more.

INSP Advent Calendar: day one

Count down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Married Apropos vendors Evelyne & Georg kick off our calendar. Click here to open today’s window…