Last week we had the Tory challenger for West of England Metro-Mayor, and this week we have a Labour party stalwart, councillor and cabinet member for children services Helen Godwin. Helen recently lost the Labour election to be the candidate for Metro Mayor but is still a big player in local party politics as council cabinet member for women and children services. Neil and Helen chat about how youth services can be more effective, the crisis in Special Education Need and Disability services locally and whether women are just better leaders.
BAME hospital staff told to use easier-to-pronounce "Western" names", watchdog finds
Hospital manager told Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff to go by “Western names” while on duty because their own are too hard to pronounce, a shocking inspection has revealed
Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next
As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.
‘It’s like a pain that never goes away’ - Retiring Bristol Flyers basketball player Panos Mayindombe on racism in sport
Panos was 19 when he first experienced racism on the court. More than a decade later, he isn’t sure it’s any better.
West of England Mayor directed business that tried to profit from logging on rainforest island
The company had a shareholding in an offshore company with plans for logging in West Papua, but Norris says he wasn’t involved.