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Music learning is fading out from schools. We’ll lose more than the screech of recorders.

Music lessons were some of my fondest moments of school. But in a city renowned for live music and across the country, music learning is under threat.

Voices: Clean air for Bristol is taking too long

An open letter from non-partisan group Bristol Clean Air Alliance, who have been campaigning for improved air quality through political action by the council.

Calls to take control of Bristol's buses as First sell-off announced

Supporters say it would give Bristol a bus service that works for Bristolians, instead of for-profit companies.

Couriers protest police inaction on moped gangs

Brazilian couriers say they’re being harassed by Bristol’s self styled moped gangs.

Revealed: How the council flogged off public land in the face of austerity

Libraries, fields, offices: All sold off to fund the cost of austerity

Bristol’s working homeless crisis on the rise

The private landlord monopoly and lack of affordable housing is crippling Bristol’s gig economy workers.

Ravers rejoice as Blue Mountain re-opens pending major development

“Temporary reprieve” for nightclub until council approves plans student flats in heart of Stokes Croft.

Community rallies to save urban farming project

Community farming project Sims Hill received groundswell of support after being threatened by park-and-ride.

Bristol City Council to look into buying Hamilton House

Social enterprise Coexist were evicted in December, but this could be a lifeline for the Stokes Croft hub.

“This is a fight”: Opposition to St Philip's gas plant plans intensifies

The proposed gas generation plant would be just 90m from a nursery school.

Council to vote to condemn immigration detention

These Walls Must Fall campaign gaining ground in Bristol and around the country.

Relative of Bristol Brink's-Mat gangster jailed as part of organised crime ring

10 men including John 'Goldfinger' Palmer's son-in-law jailed for roles in extortion, drug dealing and blackmail gang. 

Fighting the gig economy – of academics not students

Lots of Bristol University staff are highly educated, but casually employed. Bristol UCU is campaigning to change that.

BREAKING: Artist exodus from Hamilton House as Coexist resist eviction

Coexist were given 24 hours notice to leave on Monday but say they are going to hang on for another month.

People block developers profiting from Bristol's housing crisis

Campaign against the Chocolate Factory development in Greenbank kicks back into action as developers begin work – minus any affordable housing.

The fight is on to prevent Lawrence Hill gas power station

Power plant proposed for next to primary school in inner-city Lawrence Hill, yet again.

St Werburghs First World War soldier forgotten. Until now, 100 years after his death

A community project has uncovered that a name is mysteriously missing from a First World War memorial plaque at St Werburghs Community Centre.

The far-right bomb maker who wasn’t charged with terrorism offences

He built bombs and published racist, far-right views online. Why wasn't Matthew Glynn charged with terrorism offences?

UPDATE: Man detained in Easton immigration raid released after “further checks”

The raid made national news as a show of dissent to the ‘hostile environment’ immigration regime.

100 people blockaded an immigration raid for seven hours in Easton last night

People took to the streets of Easton in an act of defiance against the government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration enforcement regime.

Hamilton House: Temporary replacement for Coexist confirmed

As Coexist say they are now under threat of closure, the new manager has been targeted by campaigners.

Bristol Radical Film Festival: Q&A with Elizabeth Mizon

Bristol Radical Film Festival is back! We talked to one of the organisers, Elizabeth Mizon, about what this year’s festival has to offer.

Celebrating Bristol

Nightclubs, neighbours and newsagents - how people are making the city a better place to live.

Taking the council to court over cuts

Parent power wins radical overhaul of special needs services Two Bristol families have taken a stand against cuts – and won. The anonymous parents have...