From striking fear into the hearts of opponents with fearsome fast bowls to a gruesome career ending injury forcing retirement at 29, David ‘Syd’ Lawrence is a cricketing icon in Bristol and beyond. But it wasn’t all plain sailing in a sport known for its elitism for a self-described ‘tear-away kid’ of Black Caribbean heritage. Listen in with Neil and Syd as they discuss the trials and tribulations of making it in the game, a move into nightclubs and now his first year as the first Black president of a County Cricket Club at Gloucestershire.
Watch: The new documentary celebrating Bristol’s inner-city walks
The film profiles a grassroots project called Slow Ways which hopes to get more people walking further – with all the associated benefits.
Why Bristol Rovers have joined the campaign for football reform
English football is dominated by big clubs and billionaire owners. But calls for a fairer football pyramid are more prominent than ever.
Swimming in Bristol Harbour is possible. How can we make it happen?
We talk to Julien De Smedt, the architect behind Copenhagen’s first and best-known swimming harbour bath, and Johnny Palmer, founder of local campaign group Swim Bristol Harbour, about what it takes to make a harbour swimmable.
‘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.
Gasheads clash over club’s handling of Joey Barton assault charge
Bristol Rovers go into pre-season friendly without Joey Barton, as club bosses try to dampen divisions over their handling of the controversial manager who has been charged with assaulting his wife.