‘I can’t die, I’ve not made my solo album’: Holysseus Fly on overcoming cancer and looking forward
The Bristol singer-songwriter and Ishmael Ensemble member discusses overcoming breast cancer at just 25 and launching her career as a solo artist.
‘It’s a double stigma of menstruation and mental illness’
PMDD is a debilitating and poorly-understood condition affecting one in 20 people with periods, 34% of whom have attempted to take their own life.
Police officer who had sex with drunk woman on duty cleared of misconduct
Lee Cocking stood accused of sleeping with a drunk woman in his police car, but claimed it was sexual assault. On Friday he was cleared of gross 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
Lana Crosbie is a senior school leader, race specialist and equality campaigner with over 20 years’ experience teaching in schools.
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: Bus boycott activist Roy Hackett dies aged 93
In the news this week, civil rights activist Roy Hackett passed away at the age of 93 to an outpouring of tributes. Hackett was a...
Victory for sex workers as council votes to keep strip clubs open in Bristol
Years of fraught campaigning draw to a close, with a move performers say will protect them from being forced into more dangerous work in less regulated workplaces.
‘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.