UPDATE: Man detained in Easton immigration raid released after “further checks”
The raid made national news as a show of dissent to the ‘hostile environment’ immigration regime.
100 people blockaded an immigration raid for seven hours in Easton last night
People took to the streets of Easton in an act of defiance against the government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration enforcement regime.
Bristol care workers battle charity over ‘unfair’ pay for sleep-in shifts
Bristol Care Workers Network are protesting against learning disability charity Mencap, in a legal battle that could lead to £20 million in back pay.
Eviction stopped and bailiffs seen off as universal credit starts to bite
First action by community union against council bailiffs buys Hartcliffe resident, facing homelessness after benefit switch, a few more days.
Hamilton House: Temporary replacement for Coexist confirmed
As Coexist say they are now under threat of closure, the new manager has been targeted by campaigners.
Landmark medicinal cannabis reforms don’t go far enough, say campaigners
Specialist doctors – but not GPs – will be able to give out cannabis on prescription from November.
The day gig economy workers struck back
A powerful display by precarious workers
Update: Loprestis’ ‘No plea’ in slavery case
Ice cream bosses face will face Crown Court next month
Exclusive: Lopresti ice cream bosses face slavery charges
Salvatore and Robert Lopresti face charges of forced labour.
“This isn’t over”: Hundreds march to save Hamilton House
Coexist’s Hamilton House adventure appears to be up but a new opportunity for community ownership is on the horizon.
Council rejects Tory motion on unauthorised Traveller encampments
Councillor for Stoke Bishop, John Goulandris calls Bristol a ‘soft touch’ on Travellers and wants the council to expand enforcement powers.
Survivors and ACORN escalate campaign for accountability on safe houses
Two domestic abuse survivors are at risk of homelessness and say that the council has abandoned them.