Police used ‘excessive force’ during Bristol Kill the Bill protests, as parliamentary inquiry finds ‘significant failings’

A new report into policing of Bristol’s Kill the Bill protests and the Clapham vigil for Sarah Everard has found that police used excessive force and failed to distinguish between violent and peaceful protesters.

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

A young apprentice was ‘violently’ stopped and searched by Avon and Somerset police officers. Now, the police complaints body is investigating the incident and calling for witnesses.

How vaccine hesitancy is being tackled in Bristol's diverse communities

Reluctance to take the Covid-19 vaccine is down to misinformation and historic mistrust, experts say. But community-driven campaigning is driving change.

Charities scramble to find homes for 60 homeless people cut loose from Everyone In scheme

Bristol City Council carried on support for Bristol’s homeless during the pandemic, long after the government withdrew funding, but now it’s coming to an end and charities are struggling to plug the gap.

Greens take 12 seats off Labour to become joint biggest party in Bristol City Council

During a shocking day of results, Labour lost votes to the Greens in traditional strongholds like Lawrence Hill and Lockleaze, and cabinet members were among the victims.

Marvin Rees re-elected as Bristol mayor despite Green surge

The Labour candidate received a smaller vote share than in 2016, but it was enough to see off Green candidate Sandy Hore-Ruthven.

Greens and Labour are close in Windmill Hill, where climate, air pollution and housing are key concerns for locals

It’s likely to be a tight fight in Windmill Hill again, after Labour beat the Greens by just a few hundred votes last election.

'I was pretty scared so I was just in a ball': Protesters speak out about police violence

We talk to protesters who say they were brutally attacked by police at the recent protests against the Police and Crime Bill.

Watch: Police forcefully break up Police and Crime Bill sit-down protest followed by major clashes

Around 1,000 defied Covid-19 restrictions to attend the third protest against the Police and Crime Bill in the space of a week.

Police violently shut down peaceful sit down occupation of College Green

The protest was peaceful before police arrived, with participants sitting down listening to speeches and singing.

Bristol becomes first UK city to ban ads for junk food, payday loans and gambling

Campaigners want the council to go further, and ban ads for ‘climate wrecking products’ like cars and airlines.

Bedminster’s East Street is changing, but who will benefit?

A cluster of high rises is being built on Bristol’s second-biggest high street. Opinion is split on whether the development will bring new life to the stricken area, or be the final nail in its coffin.