Drug deaths in Bristol sharply increase
What explains the rising rates of drug misuse fatalities, and how can the risks be reduced for Bristol’s population of drug users?
Factory farms: Six-fold increase in Gloucestershire and Somerset permits since 2010
Intensive farming has rapidly expanded across the UK in the last decade. The Cable takes a look at the south-west picture.
Campaign against Fishponds McDonald’s explores judicial review options
Community campaign considering further legal action against multinational.
Voices: Don’t let the arms industry sponsor Bristol Pride
Lorna Stephenson argues that companies such as Babcock should not be allowed to ‘pink-wash’ their dealings with repressive regimes by sponsoring Pride events.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, Bristol University, and controversial science
Certain treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, have pitted patients against researchers, and scientists against scientists – amid furious clashes on the validity of landmark studies into the condition.
Plutus Energy lose appeal to build Lawrence Hill power station
Community campaigners rejoice after 18-month effort to stop polluters moving into Lawrence Hill.
Carriageworks: New developer confirmed
But will the issue of a paltry 9% affordable housing remain? PG Group to meet public at community meeting tomorrow.
School cuts: difficult questions at Education Question Time
What did we learn about party positions on education from the Bradley Stoke and Filton parliamentary candidates’ ‘Education Question Time’?
Teacher redundancies hit Bristol
Widespread staff losses and restructuring amid ‘devastating’ and ‘unprecedented’ cuts in Bristol schools.
McDonald’s planning inquiry ends
Local residents complain of being ‘treated with contempt’ by fast food giant, as legal proceedings conclude.
Shock levels of assaults on teachers revealed
Teachers report shock levels of violence at work, as the school cuts crisis continues to see teaching and support staff levels slashed across the city.
McDonald’s to battle Fishponds residents at planning inquiry tomorrow
Will McDonald’s win its two-and-a-half-year fight to build a new, 160-seater ‘drive-thru’ on Fishponds Road?