Dont knock EastEnders, it has important lessons for us all
A social worker justifies their not-so-guilty pleasure.
Shining a light on Bristol’s lonely
How local groups are bringing people out of this ‘silent epidemic’.
Free money for everyone: not such a wild idea anymore
The idea of a no-strings income for all citizens is making waves in the UK and beyond – we asked a leading Bristol academic why the time may be right for a universal basic income
The community razed to the ground for a road that was never built
In the 1960s the council demolished most of Totterdown, in a planning disaster still remembered by Bristolians today.
The Bearpit: contested hub of struggles for Bristol
Bristol’s infamous Bearpit has undergone an image change in recent years – but rising homelessness means it’s now a site of conflict between wealthier incomers and some of the city’s most vulnerable people.
Pride against all odds
A culture of disbelief towards LGBT asylum seekers means the safety and acceptance provided by support groups like Bristol Pride Without Borders is vital.
Perinatal mental health in Bristol
Are we failing to protect the mental health of pregnant women and new mums?
The scandalous privatisation of student debt will affect us all, not just graduates
The government is about to sell off huge portions of student debt to corporations at a discount. It’s one more step along the road towards privatising higher education.
Opinions: Working isn’t working
A counsellor challenges the current political agenda on work and the government push to get people into jobs under the guise of a health intervention.
Discontent, despair and anger: responses to the Tasering of Ras Judah Adunbi
Desmond Brown encountered strong feelings when he asked local people to respond to the Tasering of Ras Judah, a 63-year-old black race relations adviser in Easton.
Is the Bristol mental health sector healthy?
Mental wellbeing is finally getting recognised as being as important as physical health. Squeezed budgets mean progress isn’t easy, but there are positive steps being taken in Bristol.