Author: Hannah Vickers

Reports

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

Government ‘comprehensively failed’ Gypsies and Travellers, report finds

Moving on: Bristol's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

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.

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.

Wellfest: Celebrating results day whatever your results

A-Level results day is here and young people all over Bristol are celebrating, commiserating and considering their options. Wellfest aims to help students celebrate the work they’ve put in this year.

Yoga will not fix the NHS stress crisis, staff say

Stressed out staff say they need need system change and leadership support, not resilience training.

Upfest: Women challenging the male-dominated graffiti scene

Upfest gave a nod to the centenary of women first getting the vote by joining forces with Bristol Women's Voice and some of the world's top female street artists.

Celebrating the city

Meet some of the community groups finding creative solutions to food poverty, mental health and assumptions around gender identity.

Kamil Ahmad’s death ‘avoidable’, review finds

A safeguarding review into the murder of Kamil Ahmad says his death could have been avoided with better communication between services.

Learning not to abuse your partner

The programme that puts abusers at the heart of the solution.

I did time for tagging

Jack Keeling, who was imprisoned for graffiti, talks to the Bristol Cable about his sentence, Bristol’s graffiti scene and the council’s promise to create legal graffiti walls.

Reactions to council’s new proposals on van dwellers

The draft plans, which outline greater enforcement powers, receives mixed reactions.