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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 th...

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.

Artists pushed out but fighting back: YardArts Village

From St Pauls to Shirehampton: Circus company YardArts aim to turn leaving the city centre into an opportunity.

Opinion: Unconscious bias training won’t end police institutional racism

When it comes to police racism, is it the case of a few rotten apples or do we need a new barrel altogether? Sam Kidel...

Policewoman who Tasered Ras Judah found not guilty of assault

But PC Claire Boddie faces disciplinary action

Latest eviction threat by Hamilton House owners rebuffed by council

After having two planning applications blocked, Hamilton House's owners aim to keep development plans alive by stopping it being given community centre status.

Private probation companies are sending more people to jail. But not for committing crimes

Outsourced providers in the Bristol area are under heavy fire for sucking up millions in public money, but failing on public safety and criminal justice. 

"Parks aren't there for making money"

Bristol City Council approves recommendations for savings from its parks and green spaces, allowing ‘low impact’ advertising and charging professional dog walkers.

Council blocks second planning application to redevelop Hamilton House

After 200 tenants were recently evicted, the future of Stokes Croft's cultural hub hangs in the balance as plans to redevelop are blocked yet again by the council.

Another blow for Filwood, as 80-year-old community centre fights for survival

Will the 80-year-old Filwood Community Centre cling on? And what can be done to revive the Broadway?

Bristol MPs back plans for music venue champion

Bristol’s grassroots music scene fights back in the face of developments and financial struggles.

Action needed on shocking levels of teacher stress

Teachers' union survey exposes stress crisis in Bristol’s schools, exacerbated by cuts and unsustainable workloads. Could a ‘fair workload charter’ help?

Opinion: Bristol's new phoneboxes could end up spying on you

Councillors should scrutinise plans to introduce phonebox replacements with potentially worrying surveillance capabilities.

Protesters claim victory in blocking “illegal” eviction

ACORN campaigners have stopped former Bristol City Football Club director from evicting a mother and her three small children from their home.

Meet the volunteers easing pressure on the NHS

With NHS staff overworked and overstretched, hundreds of volunteers are helping reduce the load.

Council awards new youth services contracts two months late

After months of delays, Bristol's reduced youth services will finally launch in June.

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