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The Bristol property secretly owned by the controversial governor of the Bank of Lebanon

Investigation finds that Lebanon's Governor siphoned millions abroad, including into Bristol.

A morning with activists taking direct action against immigration enforcement

From St Pauls to Syria: Why this young woman and Kurds in Bristol are struggling for justice from afar

Reports

Activists block Filton arms companies to protest Turkey’s invasion of Syria

They blocked the main entrance to the arms dealers for four hours.

Interviews

George Monbiot: ‘Bristol airport expansion is like a gun pointing at the heart of the planet’

Bristol and Beyond

5G rollout raises urgent questions about high-frequency health impacts

How disaster in the Caribbean affected the community in Bristol

18 months on from Hurricane Maria, reflections on life in the diaspora.

Tory MP wants to get rid of sites and move Travellers into houses

Charities say the bill, if passed, would lead to the forced assimilation of Gypsies and Travellers.

Bristol pupils strike to demand politicians act on climate crisis

Hundreds turned up to demand the government declares a climate emergency.

Opinion: We need our stoves

For someone living in a boat or van during the winter, having a stove can be a matter of life and death, argues boater Mike Doherty.

Every week in Patchway, dozens of people face the long arm of the hostile environment

At a drab police station on the outskirts of Bristol, people of all backgrounds face a routine of fear with some standing in solidarity by their side.

Interview: Kingswood man facing controversial deportation

In the wake of the Windrush scandal, the deportation flight has been criticised by politicians and campaigners.

Europeans in Bristol caught in the Brexit crossfire

Caught in the Brexit crossfire are European Bristolians, whose future is still cruelly uncertain.

Bristol Travellers fill food banks for Christmas

The #FoodbankNomination started in Ireland but has since spread all over the world, including Bristol. We spoke to the Bristol Gypsies and Travellers who've taken part.

Bristol Brexit millionaire Banks lied to parliament about his campaign, say whistleblowers

Major Brexit bankroller, now under investigation by the National Crime Agency, “deliberately misled” parliament about his insurance company’s political work, and amassed campaign data ‘warchest’

The Bristol activist and portraits of invisible Britain, hope and resilience

A new book of untold stories from people left behind by media narratives and government policy.

Bristol care workers battle charity over ‘unfair’ pay for sleep-in shifts

Bristol Care Workers Network are protesting against learning disability charity Mencap, in a legal battle that could lead to £20 million in back pay.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire: A refugee’s story of the fight for the right to work

The barriers government put in the way of people working when they come to the UK

100,000 local people are being told investing in oil can avert climate change

There is an argument that this can help avert climate collapse.

Major increases in fossil fuel investments despite pension fund ‘Responsible Investment’ efforts

106,000 local pension fund members are further invested in dirty energy. But new rules may make it easier to drop fossil fuels.

Bank robbery: the ‘theft of the century’ and a house in Fishponds

Unsuspecting local business owner shocked to learn that companies registered to his property used by fraudsters.

The Cable view: opening the surveillance state through collaboration

Following a Bristol Cable campaign, police forces must release information on mass spy technology

Police forced to reveal info on mass mobile phone spying, following Cable investigation

Privacy International ruling an ‘important victory for government transparency’ after two-year battle.

Bristol Pride promise ‘positive way forward’ on arms sponsorship

Pressure over Airbus partnership has led to talks between organisers and campaigners

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