Bristol filmmaker Michael Jenkins is 'wreaking the best kind of havoc on the city'
A gentle giant of our city, filmmaker Michael Jenkins is quietly yet firmly shaking up the creative industries and giving Bristol’s Black community a stake in their own stories.
How Bristol 24/7 publicised Big Tobacco’s push for respectability, before accepting its money
Local magazine and news website’s £25,000 grant from Philip Morris followed a string of articles referencing its new heated tobacco products.
5 ways robots are changing our healthcare
With a leading robotics research hub in the city, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, partnering with local hospitals, Bristol is at the cutting-edge of robotics in healthcare.
Watch: Vulnerability, escapism and creativity, my experiences of lockdown as a young Bristolian
Lockdown left young people in the city feeling stranded, dislocated from their usual connections. Here, a young aspiring writer reflects on school, writing and the new sense of self-confidence that grew over those months
The problematic past of the Merchant Venturers
Mark Steeds from the Bristol Radical History Group, co-author of From Wulfstan to Colston, tells the story of the origins, history and development of the Society of Merchant Venturers
Watch: "Britons never, never have been slaves?"
A backtracked BBC decision earlier this year to not sing the words to Rule Britannia at the Proms kicked off the most recent debate about the song and Britain’s past and present.
Air pollution close to pre-lockdown levels as battle for solutions hots up
The mayor and council have changed their mind, and want to reduce air pollution without charging drivers, but critics are calling time on yet more delays.
Police intelligence links disappearance of Linda Millard to gangland murders
It is of one of Avon and Somerset’s longest unsolved missing persons cases. But a police intelligence report links the mother’s disappearance to a notorious gangland slaying.
Inside Bristol schools during a new academic year like no other
Struggling to access Covid-19 testing, helping disadvantaged kids catch up, and anxieties about another lockdown: Bristol school leaders speak of the challenges of reopening to a new normal.
A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger
Avon and Somerset Police persuaded ‘John’ to provide information about criminals he’d grown up with. One officer’s bending of police guidelines has left him living in fear.