Feminist library occupiers defiant after police visit
Domestic violence campaigners occupying the now-closed Cheltenham Road Library, are determined to stay put after a visit from the police and other unidentified individuals - one of whom made threats.
55% cut to crisis fund “catastrophic” for domestic violence survivors
Women’s groups have raised concerns that a 55% budget cut to the council’s crisis fund will have a disproportionate impact on those fleeing domestic abuse.
Legal aid cuts keeping refugee families apart
A systemic squeeze is making it far harder for people fleeing violence and oppression to reunite with loved ones.
“Enough is enough”: Campaign launched to support grandfather tasered by police
“Without the strength of my God there’s ... And without my neighbour there’s a strong possibility they would have killed me.”
Let there be cake: Sunday service at Bristol’s godless church
It’s been a few years since I went to church, so one Sunday I did – sort of. The monthly Sunday Assembly at the Trinity Centre, like most churches, offers singing and readings, inspiring sermons and quiet reflection.
“Justifiable” discrimination: 500% fee increase for asylum appeals
“A Dafuri man claiming asylum has been trying for two years to bring his wife here. If he can’t afford to even go to court and appeal...
A helping hand or an iron fist?
Muslim Bristolians on the Prevent policy
Looking out for our wellbeing or spying on us?
The anti-radicalisation Prevent programme in Bristol, debated.
Why you should know about Bristol’s great Hindu reformer
One of Arnos Vale’s most distinctive tombs commemorates a remarkable man
‘We’re just as human as you’: one woman’s experience of being transgender and homeless
Bristol’s housing crisis means outreach services struggle to provide enough emergency accommodation, and homeless people scrape by on the streets.
Students and University in battle over high rents
Bristol University is being accused of shutting out applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, after an announcement that rents in halls will be raised from the next...