Author: Hannah Vickers

Campaigners target Kingswood in boater voter registration

'Votey McVoteFace' relaunches to get boaters to vote tactically in marginal seats.

Bristol East: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

Incumbent, Labour’s Kerry McCarthy is expected to win again this election, as she has the previous three, but with a much reduced majority.

'Most families find it shameful' - Finding pride in a community where being gay is taboo

It took over a decade for James to tell his family he was gay. Some Irish Travellers never get the chance to.

Bristol’s new van policy. What is it, and how will it affect you?

Injunctions, ‘high’ and ‘low’ impact, and surveillance. We explain what you can expect from the council's new van policy.

A morning with activists taking direct action against immigration enforcement

The group said the action was in response to the "institutional racism of the government's hostile environment policy".

Activists block Filton arms companies to protest Turkey’s invasion of Syria

They blocked the main entrance to the arms dealers for four hours.

Housing coops: a landlord you can trust

For the many people in Bristol renting their homes and unable to buy, housing cooperatives offer an alternative way to live.

Traveller kids are being "pushed out" says teacher

We talk to the Traveller teacher who’s watching her service disappear.

Calls to take control of Bristol's buses as First sell-off announced

Supporters say it would give Bristol a bus service that works for Bristolians, instead of for-profit companies.

How child’s play is a serious matter

A year since the council cut play services, we visit an adventure playground in Southmead.

Government ‘comprehensively failed’ Gypsies and Travellers, report finds

They have the worst outcomes out of all the ethnicities in the UK.

Tory MP wants to get rid of sites and move Travellers into houses

Charities say the bill, if passed, would lead to the forced assimilation of Gypsies and Travellers.

Road to nowhere: Bristol's hidden housing crisis

Faced with a unique housing crisis and deep-seated prejudice, where are Bristol’s Gypsy and Traveller population supposed to go?

Brexit could bring 'a new Windrush' for Roma

Charities warn that thousands of Roma could be deported after Brexit.

Bristol Travellers fill food banks for Christmas

The #FoodbankNomination started in Ireland but has since spread all over the world, including Bristol. We spoke to the Bristol Gypsies and Travellers who've taken part.

In the UK today, just being a Traveller is bad for your health

Inequality for Bristol’s Traveller communities isn't going to be fixed without dedicated multi-agency working, warns anti-racism charity.

Travellers say it's time to stop using them as clickbait

“Unfortunately, Gypsies and Travellers doing bad things has more news value than the wider population doing the same bad things, and that’s just not fair.”

Moving on: Why we’re running a series on racism against Gypsies and Travellers

It’s time we highlighted the discrimination that Bristol’s Gypsies and Travellers face on a daily basis. Here’s why.

Bristol Radical Film Festival: Q&A with Elizabeth Mizon

Bristol Radical Film Festival is back! We talked to one of the organisers, Elizabeth Mizon, about what this year’s festival has to offer.

Celebrating Bristol

Nightclubs, neighbours and newsagents - how people are making the city a better place to live.

Hounding Travellers out of town

Prejudice against Gypsies and Travellers is still the last ‘respectable’ racism, but is it getting worse?

Council rejects Tory motion on unauthorised Traveller encampments

Councillor for Stoke Bishop, John Goulandris calls Bristol a ‘soft touch’ on Travellers and wants the council to expand enforcement powers.

Police officer who Tasered Ras Judah in face cleared of misconduct

But Race Equality Commissioner says justice hasn’t been done for Judah Adunbi.

Felix Rd celebrates 75 years of adventure play

But playworkers warn that the future of play in Bristol is at risk, with adventure playgrounds struggling to stay open without council funding.