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Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Why Reach PLC’s Bristol Live journalists are striking, with National Union of Journalists’ Paul Breeden

A thousand journalists are taking strike action across the country at Reach PLC, one of the big three conglomerates that dominate the regional news market and who own Bristol Live.

Police officer who had sex with drunk woman on duty cleared of misconduct

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on stopping the ‘school to prison pipeline’, and why teachers may be on the picket lines soon, with educator Lana Crosbie

Reports

Research reveals Bristol neighbourhoods most at risk from energy crisis

Climate group Friends of the Earth has identified Bristol communities with high energy usage and low household incomes, amid calls for meaningful action to prevent hardship in winter.

This Week in Bristol

This week in Bristol: Bus boycott activist Roy Hackett dies aged 93

Reports

Victory for sex workers as council votes to keep strip clubs open in Bristol

‘Drill music can be used for positive change’

For 35 years, Bristol has been home to a charity which lets prisoners create music on the inside. Now, a sister record label is supporting them to launch music careers after release.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with captain of Bristol City Women’s Aimee Palmer

The women's Euros are heating up with higher attendances and broadcast figures than ever before. Bristol City's Aimee Palmer talks about growing interest in the women's game and the challenges along the way.

Sex workers and women’s groups respond to consultation showing strong support for strip clubs

The results of a public consultation show 86% of respondents don't want strip clubs banned, just three weeks before the council decides their fate – and that of their workers.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on striking care workers at St Monica’s, with trade union organiser Josh Connor

At a time where each day brings new stories of industrial action, Neil Maggs speaks to Josh Connor, a Unison staffer standing with care workers on the picket line.

‘It’s not pro-life, it’s pro-misogyny’: Bristol marches on abortion rights

A protest on Saturday saw speakers bring to light the murky legal picture around abortion in the UK, just two weeks after the US Supreme Court effectively banned abortions for millions.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Tom Morris, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic

Neil Maggs kicks off a new podcast series with a chat on theatre, who ‘the arts’ are for and what role the Kings Street institution plays in the city.