Edition 26

What connects the West of England with deforestation in West Papua? Is there a ‘postcode lottery’ determining exposure to toxic pesticides in Bristol? Is ‘saving’ every tree nonsense?

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St Anne’s: in the block and woods

A series of photos showing a community group in St Anne's learning photography, in a free workshop run by two UWE Bristol volunteers.

Long Covid and the frontline of mass unemployment

‘Saving every tree is not the answer’

Coronavirus in Bristol

How can schools address the long-term impacts of Covid-19 this academic year?

As kids go back to school this week, schools are considering how to repair the damage of the last 18 months.


Turning down an MBE? 'It was one of the quickest decisions of my life’: Interview with author Nikesh Shukla

Solutions in Bristol

Why Bristol Rovers have joined the campaign for football reform

Swimming in Bristol Harbour is possible. How can we make it happen?

We talk to Julien De Smedt, the architect behind Copenhagen’s first and best-known swimming harbour bath, and Johnny Palmer, founder of local campaign group Swim Bristol Harbour, about what it takes to make a harbour swimmable.

A toxic chemical is being sprayed in Bristol despite pledges, but progress is being made

That circle of dead grass or shrivelled weeds surrounding a bench in a park is probably caused by a weed killer at the centre of a long-running controversy.

New details revealed about fatal Avonmouth explosion at Wessex Water plant

It has been more than eight months since the Wessex Water explosion killed four workers. Families, friends, and colleagues await the inquiry’s findings, with no end date in sight.

High-rises under scrutiny as council considers rebuilding social housing

Homes at Kingsdown and Lawrence Weston are the first focus of estate regeneration plans, but new housing boss pledges to put tenants at heart of decisions over whether any blocks come down.

Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.

West of England Mayor directed business that tried to profit from logging on rainforest island

The company had a shareholding in an offshore company with plans for logging in West Papua, but Norris says he wasn’t involved.

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