Edition 23

Edition 23

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.

Big ideas of what a good 'new normal' could look like after coronavirus

Lockdown gave a safety net for Bristol’s hidden homeless... But many remain on the street this time round

Edition 23

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.

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The corporate giants dominating our care system

Opinion

Why Bristol sport needs to do its bit in tackling the climate crisis

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.

Not all heroes wear capes. Many wear PPE. NHS staff protest for fair pay

Nurses and junior doctors say they have been left out of public sector pay rises for too long.

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.