Wellfest: Celebrating results day whatever your results
A-Level results day is here and young people all over Bristol are celebrating, commiserating and considering their options. Wellfest aims to help students celebrate the work they’ve put in this year.
Yoga will not fix the NHS stress crisis, staff say
Stressed out staff say they need need system change and leadership support, not resilience training.
Upfest: Women challenging the male-dominated graffiti scene
Upfest gave a nod to the centenary of women first getting the vote by joining forces with Bristol Women's Voice and some of the world's top female street artists.
The debate: High-rises in Bristol – addressing the housing crisis or soulless towers?
The council has launched a plan to build a number of high-rise residential towers across the city in a bid to make better use of the city’s limited space, attracting resistance from campaigners and the Green Party, who say the towers are too high and unnecessary. Two players in the debate give their take.
Celebrating the city
Meet some of the community groups finding creative solutions to food poverty, mental health and assumptions around gender identity.
Tents occupying College Green in protest of Rough Sleeping policy given notice to leave
Bristol Housing Action Movement and Homes for All raise concerns about the council’s new rough sleeping draft policy.
Carnival is back – just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary!
Since starting in 1968, St Pauls Carnival has become recognised as one of Bristol’s most iconic and culturally significant events. After three years off, Carnival is now back thanks to the hard graft of many in the local community.
Council launch van living and rough sleeping policy consultations
BCC announces consultations for its new van and rough sleeping encampments the day after completing Greenbank evictions.
OPINION: the voting system is broken, it’s time for change
Have you ever felt your vote didn’t count? The turnout in both national and local elections suggests that a lot of people share that view....
Hartcliffe Children’s Centre: staff numbers halved, parents worried
Staff cuts have hit children’s centres across Bristol under the council’s new model. Hartcliffe, one of the most deprived parts of the city, is no different.
Infestation in Avonmouth: Return of the flies…
Avonmouth residents are blaming the local waste plant after their homes were infested with flies, again... but the council says there’s no problem.
Exclusive: Former coppers, including undercover, exposed in police data blunder
While police are fighting to protect the identities of officers during the ‘spycops’ public inquiry into undercover policing, an Avon and Somerset Police Facebook group has exposed the identities of former officers, including covert police.