Reports

Lost learning: ‘My grandson’s being failed by a broken education system’

The grandmother of a boy repeatedly removed from Bristol primary schools speaks out, as the city's mayor backs a zero-exclusions policy.

Parents and staff warn of post-Covid nursery placement shortage

High rise tenants kept in the dark about fire safety issues

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Campaigners face uphill battle to save two BS5 pubs from redevelopment

From the Redfield residents trying to preserve a historic cinema to the Barton Hill activists just wanting to keep their last local, there are common frustrations for communities trying to hang on to the places that matter to them.

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Calls for urgent independent inquiry into Bristol council surveillance of SEND parents

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Victory for sex workers as council votes to keep strip clubs open in Bristol

Council scraps funding support for special needs charity amid surveillance row

The council is expected to face questions this week over the surveillance operation of parents with disabled children, but it denies that the removal of funding support for a charity involved in the row is related.

Listen: The Bristolian poet prodigy Thomas Chatterton who died at 17

Born in Redcliffe in 1752, Chatterton produced a great body of poems, plays and prose works before his death as a teenager.

Bristol’s nursery schools battle to stay afloat as government proposals offer lifeline

Bristol's 12 council-funded nurseries, which play a vital role in reducing inequalities among young children, aren't sustainable due to years of underfunding.

Residents refusing social housing offers could be removed from council waiting list

A consultation has been launched over a potential major shake-up of how the council allocates housing.

Lack of detail criticised in Western Harbour ‘vision’ to redevelop Cumberland Basin

Half of the homes will be affordable, but there is little detail to engage with at this stage, say councillors.

Sex workers and women’s groups respond to consultation showing strong support for strip clubs

The results of a public consultation show 86% of respondents don't want strip clubs banned, just three weeks before the council decides their fate – and that of their workers.