Laura Williams

Image of Laura Williams, whose house move almost fell through due to problems with the Help to Buy loan scheme (credit: Alexander Turner)


How the Help to Buy scheme became a massive hindrance to my family moving house

Government loans promised an affordable path onto the housing ladder. But for some they have only deferred unmanageable debt, and a change in the firm administering Help to Buy has set off a nightmare for people trying to move.

When it doesn’t pay to work: how universal free childcare would help us all

As the childcare crisis fuels inequality for women and children, mums are demanding action

Coronavirus in Bristol

‘My family caught Covid in an outbreak at our son’s school. We’re not out of the woods yet.’

There has been a significant number of Covid outbreaks at Bristol schools amid concerns about the Delta variant.


She Makes War is a Bristol musician who wants her country back


Idles: the Bristol band making it big talk music, masculinity and mental health

Saffron Records: the all-womxn project breaking open the music industry

The music industry is often dominated by men, but Saffron Records are blazing a trail for female artists in Bristol.

Women who built Bristol: ‘We were challenging all the time’

A look at some of the great women who helped shape this city.

School for teenage mums under threat

An ‘outstanding’ school for teenage mothers and their children is facing an uncertain future.