'Plans for new roads threaten Bristol’s countryside and limit action on the climate crisis'
The Local Transport Plan seems caught between tackling the climate crisis and building roads to boost economic growth, writes Dr Steve Melia.
This feels like prison’: we need to talk about school exclusions
Too many children in Bristol are subject to exclusions, which disproportionately impact those from BME and working-class communities, and have been linked to rising youth violence. The system needs to change.
"Privatising non-emergency ambulance services is bad for patients"
Across the south west, patient transport services have been transferred to private firms. But, a former NHS employee argues, the process has raised serious questions about their ability to do the job – and about wider fragmentation of our health system.
The initiative shaking up sex-ed in Bristol
Sex education in schools is limited in its breadth and awkward in its delivery. Could a circus TROUPE with a 12 ft silken labia be the answer?
"We need better mental health support for all young people, not just students"
Students have been campaigning for service improvements, but what about young people not at university? asks Chloë Maughan
Opinion: Eye-watering sums paid to interim managers and opaque recruitment must change
It’s high time for greater transparency in the world of interim managers at Bristol City Council, writes Tin Hinson Colin Molton works four days a...
'It’s time to force supermarkets to reduce plastic waste'
A Bristol plastic attack rebel says we must call time on corporate freedom to pollute, after Sir David Attenborough backs campaign to hand back plastic.
Tiny homes: ‘An innovative way of getting people to accept less’
Tiny homes are popping up in Bristol, with the council even bypassing its own policy to permit miniature flats. But as a solution to the housing crisis, this approach could do more harm than good.
Opinion: People of colour need to be included in Bristol’s environmental movement
Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley argues that it’s not that Black people aren’t green – it’s that the green movement is too white.
Opinion: Bristol’s leadership is failing to stop the city choking
Marvin Rees’ announcement this week that there is a ‘timeline’ for producing a Clean Air Plan is too little, too late.
To end homelessness, we need to change how we talk about it
We’re not seeing the big picture, says Joe Smith, who works in the sector and is increasingly frustrated at how the issues are framed.