Author: Jess Connett

Features

Schools launch community fundraisers to tackle digital poverty

Secondary schools are crowdfunding to buy internet dongles and asking for donations of IT equipment to ensure all students can access online learning during lockdown

New emergency fund to support people facing fuel poverty because of Covid-19

Community responses to latest wave of violent crime on Bristol to Bath cycle path

Coronavirus in Bristol

Bristol hospitality sector under threat pleads for rent help from council and government

Job losses of ‘tens of thousands’ are possible as independent venues struggle to pay their bills and Bristol enters tier 3.

Coronavirus in Bristol

Frustrated and ignored: Meet people excluded from Covid-19 financial support

Reports

Van dwellers resist eviction on Glenfrome Road

The Bristolians falling through the gaps of the government’s Covid-19 financial help

As lockdown progresses, people in Bristol are not getting the help promised by central government.

How Bristolians making DIY coronavirus protective equipment are propping up the city's supply

A volunteer army is producing equipment to keep frontline staff at Southmead Hospital safe. Jess Connett investigates why their efforts are needed.

Communities standing up: college students, skaters and migrant mums

News is so often depresseing and disempowering. But these Bristolians are making a difference across the city.

Saving Bristol’s suburban skate culture

Dan Lacey has been working for years to protect the skatepark he helped build as a teenager.