Bristol History Podcast is dedicated to exploring various aspects of Bristol’s history, hosted by Tom Brothwell. Produced in partnership with the Bristol Cable since April 2018.
The ripped off customers who fought back against an online carpentry business
People across Bristol are owed hundreds of pounds by a mysterious carpentry business operating on Facebook, and feel let down by the authorities’ response.
This week in Bristol: Politicians push for public control of buses
In the news this week, the latest raft of cuts to Bristol bus services has pushed local politicians to call for a radical change to the operation of transport in the region.
‘We see it as a warning’: Barton Hill’s Muslim community on impact of pig’s head hate crime
A pig’s head was dumped near a mosque in Barton Hill last month in a incident that's triggered residents' memories of previous anti-Muslim hate crimes in the area.
Flammable polystyrene cladding used on Bristol towers: was the writing on the wall?
After two fires at tower blocks fitted with expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation, Bristol City Council is stripping the flammable material from all its high-rises. But experts say it should never have been allowed in the first place.
‘Academic and support staff are suffering – it’s time for universities to dip into their rainy day funds’
University of Bristol staff deserve a pay rise after years of real-terms cuts, so why won’t it lift salaries? Recent growth is unsustainable, and investing in pay could help not just workers but local businesses and the city.
A history of Bristol’s healthcare for the working classes
It's a myth that there was little or no access to free medical care before the establishment of the NHS in 1948 – but progress was slow, unequal and sometimes grisly.