Reports

High Court judge refuses to rule on whether Bristol Uni owed duty of care to student

The University of Bristol has lost its appeal in the discrimination case of Natasha Abrahart, who took her own life in 2018, but the case could have had more far reaching implications.

‘Speaking is a political act’: Bristol artists push Arnolfini for action over Palestine controversy

‘I can do action’: cafe owner who organised tower block evacuation response aiming to be councillor

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Features

‘You needed young people’: how one man nurtured a community on an east Bristol allotment site

Tenants of Bristol’s sought-after allotments are pushing back hard on council proposals to hike fees. But back in the 1980s, plots in Eastville at Royate Hill were unloved and at risk – until Mike Feingold took custody of the land.

People's History

A home for the ‘Hypochondriac, Mad and Distracted’: remembering the ‘madhouses’ of Fishponds

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Reports

‘Stealth closures’ of libraries leave casual staff facing hardship and city with fewer warm spaces

Revealed: More than 2,000 council tax debts sent to bailiffs despite ‘ethical approach’ promise

New data uncovered by the Cable throws into doubt Bristol City Council’s commitment to only use enforcement agents when people can pay but won’t.

‘Silence is complicity’: director of landmark Palestinian film slams Arnolfini for cancelling screening

In a move that sparked outrage and protest, the Bristol gallery claimed hosting the showing of Farha would risk breaking charity rules on political activity.

Barton House tenants ‘treated like second class citizens’ in temporary hotel accommodation

People displaced from the Barton Hill high-rise evacuated in November say cramped and unacceptable living conditions in the Holiday Inn they've been moved to are affecting their mental health.

As Bristol Beacon finally reopens, how did the refurb end up costing £130m and could it have been avoided?

At a time when councils are strapped for cash and spending is being cut across the city, how did the project to refurbish the city’s flagship music venue spiral out of control?

Barton House evacuation: Was the chaos and confusion completely unnecessary?

With a lack of clear information from the council, rumours and speculation ruled as residents decanted from their homes were left in the dark about what was going on. Campaigners say the authorities could have planned this better.

Exclusive: Council denies structural issues identified four years ago are root cause of tower block evacuation

Bristol City Council says 'new and intrusive' surveys raised questions over whether it could rely on its own records about Barton House, whose residents have been left temporarily homeless after the building was deemed unsafe.