Fear of 'cover-ups', bad decisions and squandering taxpayers' money
A cross-party group of councillors fear “cover-ups”, bad decisions and taxpayers’ money being squandered by Bristol City Council. Now they call for better access rights to information.
Damning report condemns council's ‘inadequate’ decision-making process for Bristol Energy
External auditor Grant Thorton said Bristol City Council was not properly informed before investing extra money into Bristol Energy. The information the cabinet received also "did not clearly state the risks" and was "out of date", they add
‘Its time to get loud and defiant about why good food matters'
Bristol Public Health consultant Dr Angela Raffle and member of Bristol Bites Back Better on why anger is needed to get secure good food for all
The Bristol Briefing: More Covid patients fill up Bristol hospitals, but spread of virus slows
The worrying spike of positive cases of Covid-19 since Chistmas appears to be flattening out in Bristol, but pressure on the NHS continues to rise.
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Going behind the headlines on the biggest story of 2020.
The Bristol Briefing: Record number of Covid patients in Bristol hospitals, as city in 'most critical point' of pandemic
More vaccination centres will open next week, but there is now a record number of patients in local hospitals, putting the NHS under "extreme pressure".
New emergency fund to support people facing fuel poverty because of Covid-19
The Emergency Covid Winter Fund has been set up as fuel poverty charities deal with ‘unprecedented’ numbers of referrals.
'My operations were cancelled because of Covid. I'm still waiting in pain.'
Russell Pugh is one of many frustrated patients whose surgeries have been pushed down the queue since the pandemic began.
Taking a deeper look at the issues affecting Bristol
Concerns over potential racial profiling of British citizens by Home Office prompt calls for change
British citizens are again topping the list of nationalities being stopped and checked by immigration enforcement officers.
Another private mental health ward for children has closed. Now Bristol has no residential beds.
The second ward closure at the Priory Hospital Bristol in two months because of staffing problems has left Bristol temporarily without any residential beds for children. MPs, charities and a parent speak out.
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Struggle for trans health equality
Over the next few months we will run a short series looking at issues affecting local transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse (trans) communities, driven by people’s lived experiences.
Addicted Bristol: Life and Death
Bristol’s drug problem is threatening lives more than ever. This is a series of stories about the people fighting addiction, treating it and pushing for reform.
Watch: "I SEE" a poem to inspire and outrage, by Solomon O.B
“This is a movement, not a moment” : Watch Solomon OB’s performance of his poem “I SEE” written in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer
Watch: Vulnerability, escapism and creativity, my experiences of lockdown as a young Bristolian
Lockdown left young people in the city feeling stranded, dislocated from their usual connections. Here, a young aspiring writer reflects on school, writing and the new sense of self-confidence that grew over those months
Watch: "Britons never, never have been slaves?"
A backtracked BBC decision earlier this year to not sing the words to Rule Britannia at the Proms kicked off the most recent debate about the song and Britain’s past and present.