Coronavirus in Bristol

‘Covid meant I didn't have a job any more’: dozens of Bristolians face eviction after pandemic ban lifts

Hundreds of people across the country have lost their homes in hearings lasting just 10 minutes, an investigation has found. In most cases, judges couldn’t take Covid-related hardship into account.

Local mental health trust misses deadline to stop sending people far away from home, data shows

‘The police have got all the power over you’: Young Bristol man speaks out about ‘violent’ stop and search experience

Local Elections 2021

‘We just want to see change’: the Lawrence Hill residents feeling left behind by their councillors

Lawrence Hill is traditionally Labour but some residents are feeling let down by the current councillors. Can they hold onto Bristol's largest ward?

Interviews

‘Morally right but legally guilty’: Meet the GP turned environmental activist self-representing in court

Reports

'Colston 4' to stand trial at Bristol Crown Court on 13 December

Green shoots of hope: Climate solutions from around the globe

Bristol is already considering various initiatives to tackle climate change and mitigate its impacts. Safeguarding our planet’s future depends on international action – only so much can be done at a local level – but there are success stories our city can draw on.

Covid-19’s fallout makes the 2021 census timely – can it reach the people it needs to in Bristol?

Amid a pandemic, it’s the right moment for a digital-first census. But overcoming some groups’ deep-rooted lack of trust in the authorities will be pivotal in mapping out how communities are faring in these difficult times, local community organisations warn.

Big ideas of what a good 'new normal' could look like after coronavirus

As part of the Cable’s solutions series, we look at some problems facing the city, and ambitious but achievable ways to address them.

5 ways robots are changing our healthcare

With a leading robotics research hub in the city, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, partnering with local hospitals, Bristol is at the cutting-edge of robotics in healthcare.

Misunderstood and excluded: How to build mental health services fit for diverse communities

The Cable speaks to Nilaari, Project Zazi and other local practitioners calling for more culturally competent mental health provision for BAME communities.

Barriers in education: 'Bridging the digital divide more pressing now than ever'

Lockdown left many pupils without laptops, it meant missing out on vital learning, school work piling up and stress increasing. As schools tentatively reopen, bridging the digital divide will be a key challenge.