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How a Bristol historian found Edward Colston’s brother was a slave trader too

Groundbreaking new research into the city's slave trade by a historian at Bristol University reveals it began 35 years earlier than previously thought.

Colston 4 judgment: ’The government is tearing up our protest rights’

The Colston Four were acquitted earlier this year after tearing down the Colston statue. But a Court of Appeal judgment means protesters will be less likely to receive similar protections in future.

Far-right postpone anti-Black Lives Matter rally in Bristol celebrating Colston’s legacy

For Britain's leader said the group would stage the demonstration another time, when counter-protesters 'don't know we're going'

‘The city needs to heal’: Cable readers on what should happen now, following the ‘Colston 4’ trial

The future of slave trader Edward Colston’s statue and the space it occupied are still contested in Bristol. We asked what should happen next.

Colston toppler: ‘We’ve pushed things in the right direction’

Rhian Graham speaks to the Cable about how pulling down the slave trader’s statue was a ‘victory for Bristol’.

‘A monumental moment in history’: Cable readers react to the Colston 4 being cleared

Most readers expressed support for the Colston 4 and criticised past inaction from the council, while others had concerns about what their acquittal meant for the fate of other statues.

Watch: Reactions to Colston 4 verdict after defendants walk free from court

Following the landmark trial's conclusion, this video captures the moment the defendants walked free, and reactions from those involved.

Colston 4 found not guilty of criminal damage to slave trader’s statue

The public gallery erupted with cheers and applause as the defendants were cleared following a landmark trial

Colston statue dumped in harbour so council wouldn’t put it back up, defendant tells court

The case has been adjourned until 4 January, when the jury will hear closing speeches from the prosecution and defence, as well as the judge’s summing up of evidence.

Descendant of enslaved person says Colston’s statue remaining in place was ‘profoundly shameful’

The act ‘centred’ a global conversation about Britain’s role in the slave trade, she told the trial of the Colston 4.

Colston ‘heavily involved’ in Britain’s most prolific slave trading company, David Olusoga tells statue-toppling trial

The historian gave expert evidence as a witness for the defence in the trial of the so-called Colston 4.

Pulling down ‘monument to racism’ was right thing to do, Colston toppling trial hears

Trial day 3: The presence of the slave trader’s statue was like a hate crime, a defendant told the jury