Edition 31

The ripped off customers who fought back against an online carpentry business

People across Bristol are owed hundreds of pounds by a mysterious carpentry business operating on Facebook, and feel let down by the authorities’ response.

A history of Bristol’s healthcare for the working classes

‘I can’t die, I’ve not made my solo album’: Holysseus Fly on overcoming cancer and looking forward

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‘We need to keep the local currency dream alive’

The Bristol Pound’s managing director discusses the rise and fall of the local currency project, where it went wrong, and why we should keep experimenting.

Image of Maria Perrett and Alex Bugden of Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust, which developed the concept of a local lettings policy with residents (credit: Alex Turner)

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Local housing for local people in Lockleaze: can it work?

Edition 31

Grove: ‘Impending doom definitely plagues my mind, but I’ve sought out the tools to deal with that’

Bristol venues brace for another challenging winter in face of energy and cost of living crises

Independent businesses are being hammered by rising energy bills as cost of living rises force customers tighten their purse strings.

‘A beautiful spot, crying out to be nurtured’: meet the people behind Filwood’s gardening revolution

Campaigns to save green spaces around Knowle West from developers have gained deserved attention. But residents have also taken it upon themselves to reclaim smaller plots, which are now thriving for the community’s benefit.

‘A tragic reflection on society’: the Bristolians jailed for sleeping rough, and feeding pigeons

Civil injunctions used to tackle anti-social behaviour can end up punishing vulnerable people, to little good effect. Is there an alternative?

Bristol goes to the ball

Ballroom culture, which Bristol photographer Darren Shepherd describes as 'the personification of queer resilience and queer joy', has been enjoying a resurgence in our city.

Blind people facing ‘ongoing’ discrimination by taxi services, local organisations say

Blind and partially sighted people say they and their guide dogs are still being refused taxi services in Bristol, despite recent law changes meant to strengthen their rights.

‘Childcare costs prevent countless ambitious women from fulfilling their potential’

Across the UK, mums have been protesting against our broken childcare system. We need urgent change to enable women to work, train and progress in their jobs without constant pressure, a local nursery worker argues.