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.
Bristol still failing to shield young people from knife crime, police and council told
The fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Dontae Davis in Lawrence Hill sparked calls for more to be done to protect youngsters.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on if Drill music is driving knife crime with youth worker Darren Alexander
In the wake of the tragic death of 18-year-old Dontae Davis in Lawrence Hill, what’s behind youth violence? And as Avon and Somerset Police have said recently, is drill music is a concern?
Exclusive: No child cruelty charges after two-year police investigation into special school St Christopher's
Two years after the school for vulnerable children closed, the valuable site has been sold and now local residents are raising concerns about plans to redevelop it into a care community for older people.
That time when one of the most iconic slavery abolitionists came to town
Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and became one of the world’s most powerful advocates for freedom. In 1846 he thrilled crowds in Bristol.
Research by University of Bristol Students' Union reveals half of respondents have experienced sexual harassment
Survey findings released today put the thorny issue of consent back under the spotlight at the University of Bristol.
Multi-million pound projects delayed after bust-up between council leaders and metro mayor
Four council leaders refused to attend a meeting of the West of England Combined authority over claims metro mayor Norris’s recent vetoing of decisions was “unlawful”.