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Edition 9

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Edition 9

Opinions: Re-imagining the PRUs

Last edition, we investigated the surge in pupil exclusions from Bristol’s schools. Daniel Fox argues that ‘pupil referral units’ are an untapped resource to support vulnerable young people.

Opinions: If it ain’t broke don’t demolish it

Blowing the whistle, without getting whacked


The beating heart in IKEA car park

Hidden away in the shadow of IKEA, the Eastville Social Club is still serving local communities.


The sinkhole beneath our schools

I chose the way that speaks truth

An exiled Sudanese journalist tells her story of political repression, exile and integration

العنوان: لقد اخترت المسار الذي فيه يمكنني ان اقول الحقيقه

صحافيه سودانيه تتحدث من المنفى عن قصتها مع القمع السياسي والمنفى ومحاولات

Let there be cake: Sunday service at Bristol’s godless church

It’s been a few years since I went to church, so one Sunday I did – sort of. The monthly Sunday Assembly at the Trinity Centre, like most churches, offers singing and readings, inspiring sermons and quiet reflection.

The History is Black

Poem from Bristolian rapper, poet, and musician Splitz P.

Institutional racism in one graph?

Why are Britain’s own citizens proving so interesting to Immigration Enforcement officials?

The wolves at the door

Tight budgets call for imaginative use of money, but the LOBO loan scandal shows why playing the financial markets is a dangerous game for councils.

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