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How stop and search will be entrenched by the Police and Crime Bill

Chair of the Avon and Somerset Lammy Group Desmond Brown says new stop and search powers included in the Police and Crime Bill will entrench a lack of trust in the police.

Respite rooms offer a vital breathing space to women facing abuse and homelessness

Having to choose between heating and food

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Jury convicts man of riot and arson after first Kill the Bill trial

Ryan Roberts will be sentenced after a psychiatric assessment, in around six weeks.

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A space for people to come together and know their rights: the Bristol Unemployed Workers’ Centre

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Man charged with riot and arson says police escalated protest into violence

Man denies setting fire to police vehicles in first Kill the Bill trial

25-year-old Ryan Roberts is charged with riot, attempted arson and arson in connection with the Bristol protest on 21 March that escalated into violence.

Tenth person jailed for involvement in Bristol Kill the Bill protest

Ryan Dwyer was arrested on warrant in Belfast last month in relation to his involvement in the Kill the Bill protest on 21 March.

‘That’s not the way to legislate’: Lords slam the Police and Crime Bill for being too big, wide-ranging and draconian

This week the government’s controversial proposed legislation was debated in the House of Lords, with peers joining a chorus of voices who have criticised its measures to quash protest and criminalise trespass.

Man gets 3½ years after pleading guilty to riot

Shaun Davies was filmed carrying a metal fence towards the police line and pushing it against the police line.

Four more 'Kill the Bill' protesters plead not guilty to riot charge

The defendants could get lengthy jail terms if convicted when they stand trial in May and June next year in connection with the Kill the Bill protest on 21 March.

Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.