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‘The government threw us under the bus’: How Bristol food businesses are working to survive coronavirus

Small businesses, especially in hospitality, face bankruptcy as Bristol goes into self isolation, but some are finding innovative ways to respond to the crisis.

Grub's up: the projects tackling food poverty and social isolation

We investigate the community projects grappling with Bristol’s growing food poverty.

Deputy Mayor wants pilot for safe consumption room in new drug strategy

More consultation is needed and city needs to work out how to fund it, but Asher Craig says it could be one way to reduce drug deaths, as a mock safe consumption room was on display last week.

The challenge of pissing the right people off: inside Extinction Rebellion Bristol

Lots has been written about XR, with a mixture of admiration and irritation, hope for the future and concern about some of their methods. Here’s a look at how the Bristol branches work, and their plans for future actions.

Beyond Brexit: In Bristol’s housing crisis everyone’s a loser apart from the landlords

Everyone’s a loser in Bristol’s housing crisis, except for landlords and people looking to sell their homes. Tenants in the privately rented sector are struggling...

Beyond Brexit: Schools funding on the ballot paper

The city’s most marginal seat Bristol North West has been hit hardest by cuts to school funding, but how will that play out as parents go to the polls?

'Most families find it shameful' - Finding pride in a community where being gay is taboo

It took over a decade for James to tell his family he was gay. Some Irish Travellers never get the chance to.

Good money after bad? Bristol Energy’s spiralling losses

Market conditions have been killing off small private energy suppliers up and down the country. Bristol Energy is by no means immune and keeps on tapping council tax payers for more money in the wake of huge losses – so is it time the council-owned firm was wound up?

'I have never experienced such intense stress': Social workers on the strain of cuts

Soaring workloads and the impact of austerity can make a tough job unbearable, say children’s social workers

Study drugs: how some are dealing with pressure at university

It appears study drugs aren't uncommon at Bristol University, so what does this say about the stresses of life on campus?

Communities standing up: college students, skaters and migrant mums

News is so often depresseing and disempowering. But these Bristolians are making a difference across the city.

Star and Garter reopens, as communities fight back against threats to Bristol nightlife

As shown by the Star and Garter and new venues, Bristol's nightlife is threatened but being forced into revival and rebirth.

Exclusive: Two Bristol activists helping build a new society in Syria

Amidst the rubble of war-torn Northern Syria, two Bristolians follow the footsteps of friend Anna Campbell, murdered by Turkish forces, to carry on the mission of building a new society.

In Hartcliffe antisocial behaviour is about more than young people acting up

The common media portrayal of Hartcliffe as being closer to Baghdad than Bedminster is clearly nonsense. But the issue is raw and touches on deeper questions.

How child’s play is a serious matter

A year since the council cut play services, we visit an adventure playground in Southmead.

Bristol doctors on air pollution: 'The council isn’t taking things seriously enough'

Medical professionals have a role to play as advocates for public health, but “system change” is necessary, says MedAct Bristol.

Couriers protest police inaction on moped gangs

Brazilian couriers say they’re being harassed by Bristol’s self styled moped gangs.

5G rollout raises urgent questions about high-frequency health impacts

As Bristol experiences 5G mobile phone technology for the first time and conspiracy theories abound, science writer Andy Extance looks at the technologies risks and benefits. 

Bristol’s working homeless crisis on the rise

The private landlord monopoly and lack of affordable housing is crippling Bristol’s gig economy workers.

Changing gear: what next for cycling in Bristol?

To get us out of cars and reduce air pollution, Bristol needs to radically overhaul its cycle network. Other cities are leading the way.

From homes for heroes to a housing crisis: a potted history of Bristol’s council housing

This year marks a century since the start of serious council housebuilding in our city. After years of neglect, a resurgence in social homes is long overdue

Interview: From addiction to action

One woman’s journey from Bristol’s streets to helping other women ditch the drink.

How disaster in the Caribbean affected the community in Bristol

18 months on from Hurricane Maria, reflections on life in the diaspora.

Saving Bristol’s suburban skate culture

Dan Lacey has been working for years to protect the skatepark he helped build as a teenager.

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