Aphra Evans

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.

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.

Carers strike to protest pay cuts at St Monica’s Trust care homes

Staff, who in two years could lose up to thousands of pounds in wages, report colleagues are leaving amid 'intimidating' behaviour from management.

Bristol Airport expansion case highlights loopholes in national climate policy, say campaigners

Lawyers bringing the anti-expansion case to the High Court want to emphasise that no one is considering the cumulative impact of regional airport expansions.

Avon and Somerset Police commits to anti-racism work, but refuses to admit force is institutionally racist

Chief Constable Sarah Crew said the view that policing is institutionally racist has legitimacy, but it’s important to move beyond the term.

‘You don’t win at this’: the ongoing battle against sexual harassment in Bristol’s nightlife

Money is being poured into providing venues with training and resources against the crime, but it's just the start of a process of creating cultural change, explains the Trinity Centre’s Aysha Tailor-Whyte.