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Does this Bristol pilot project suggest the UK is moving towards less draconian drug laws?

The £5 million pilot project came to Bristol earlier this year to help get more people into treatment and prevent reoffending.

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Photo essay: March against male violence

In light of recent events, protesters took to the streets last weekend to demand men are held accountable for violence against women.

Tenth person jailed for involvement in Bristol Kill the Bill protest

Ryan Dwyer was arrested on warrant in Belfast last month in relation to his involvement in the Kill the Bill protest on 21 March.

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Escape from Hong Kong to Bristol: 3 protestors speak out on police brutality and life in exile

They are keeping the spirit of the pro-democracy protest movement alive - and wondering whether they'll ever go home. Content warning: this video contains some violent scenes.

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‘Covid meant I didn't have a job any more’: dozens of Bristolians face eviction after pandemic ban lifts

Hundreds of people across the country have lost their homes in hearings lasting just 10 minutes, an investigation has found. In most cases, judges couldn’t take Covid-related hardship into account.

Riot charges handed to Bristol Kill the Bill protesters are rare in recent history of unrest in Britain

Protesters face up to 10 years in prison after being charged with the most serious of public order offences. Lawyers comment on what this means and how recent riots and protests have been dealt with by the criminal justice system.

A toxic chemical is being sprayed in Bristol despite pledges, but progress is being made

That circle of dead grass or shrivelled weeds surrounding a bench in a park is probably caused by a weed killer at the centre of a long-running controversy.

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‘Bristol must take urgent action on alarming lack of diversity in climate change decision-making'

New research has found white men dominate key climate discussion in Bristol, which clashes with the city’s commitment to a just transition. Dr Alix Dietzel explains why this matters on the eve of COP26, and what Bristol needs to do.

'Don’t let them tell you protecting urban trees isn’t essential for a sustainable and liveable Bristol'

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Are you a student who has experienced sexual harassment on a night out in Bristol?

At the start of a new university term – amid reports of drink spiking during a student night at popular club Pryzm – we want to know about students' experiences of sexual harassment on nights out, and whether students believe more can be done to prevent it.

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Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer on taking the fight to Labour and if the Greens are a party of government as well as protest

With Labour shifting to the right, and concern about the climate crisis starting to become mainstream, Denyer thinks this is the moment for Greens.

Joe Sims on making it in the industry, and being big, bald and Bristolian

Joe Sims is a well known actor from Bristol. Having made it through the ranks of a notoriously elitist industry with a working class background, Joe has a lot to say on and off screen.

'Night Tzar' Carly Heath on sexual entertainment, dancefloor etiquette and the vital recovery of a bruised industry

After a long stint working in Bristol's nightlife, in March Carly Heath was appointed by the council as Bristol's first ever Night-time Economy Advisor.

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‘Covid meant I didn't have a job any more’: dozens of Bristolians face eviction after pandemic ban lifts

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How Bristol is responding to surging demand for mental health support linked to Covid-19

The rise in referrals was lower in Bristol than the national average. The Cable speaks to NHS and voluntary mental health services about how they are coping during the pandemic and what is on the horizon.

How can schools address the long-term impacts of Covid-19 this academic year?

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The hidden history of how the family wealth of Edward Protheroe, famous coal industrialist in the Forest of Dean, was built on the slave trade and labour of enslaved people on sugar plantations.

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This week I met with Dr Michael Whitfield to discuss Bristol's dispensaries. For the two hundred years or so before the creation of the NHS in 1948, the dispensaries were one of the main providers of healthcare in Britain, especially for its poorest people. We discussed how the dispensaries opera...

State Surveillance in Bristol and Beyond

This week I spoke with Colin Thomas and Tim Beasley of the Bristol Radical History Group to discuss the history of state surveillance in their...