Sean Morrison

Reports

Lost learning: ‘My grandson’s being failed by a broken education system’

The grandmother of a boy repeatedly removed from Bristol primary schools speaks out, as the city's mayor backs a zero-exclusions policy.

Life in Lansdowne: Calls for change from the scene of a tragedy

This week in Bristol: Coroner’s rulings ‘unfair and unjust’

This Week in Bristol

This week in Bristol: Uni seeks to appeal landmark suicide ruling

Care workers are to strike over working conditions, Bristol modern slavery victims are jailed, plus everything else you need to know in this week’s briefing.

Reports

‘This house became the gate to hell’: Bristol modern slavery victims tell of horrific abuse as ringleaders are jailed

Life in Lansdowne

‘He should have been removed long ago’

From exclusion zones to convictions: How Bristol’s rough sleepers can be criminalised under controversial notices

The government has promised to scrap the Vagrancy Act, but campaigners fear this long-awaited reform could mean the use of other powers to target homeless people will become more widespread.

‘Lansdowne isn’t safe for my boys, but the other options are just as bad’

A single dad fears for his sons’ safety and mental health. They share a cramped, one-bed flat in an Easton tower block that’s a known hotspot for antisocial behaviour.

Bristol student who took her own life had mental health disorder ignored, judge rules

Natasha Abrahart’s parents argued that her university failed to make allowances for her social anxiety disorder.

Father of boy hit with paddle in ‘racially motivated attack’ says son did the police’s work for them

The force's inaction 'won't be forgotten', he said, after an investigation into the incident was reopened following a public backlash.

Pressure, visibility, corruption: Mayoral power across the UK

Corruption scandals, historic referendums, forced-out police chiefs and battles with the government. As Bristol considers going mayor-less, we take a look at the picture in other cities and regions...

Bristol’s mayoral referendum: How did we get here?

Ten years and two mayors on, Bristol’s holding another vote on how the city should be run. But what has led us to this point?