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  • Accurate and timely journalism is more important than ever during a global pandemic. Our aim is to help you stay informed by cutting through the information overload. We will tell the personal stories of those most affected by this crisis, highlight the positive actions people are taking, celebrate those working on the frontline, and scrutinise how Bristol’s insitutions are responding to the outbreak.

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  • Frontline fighters

    Time to stop clapping for Bristol’s NHS workers?

  • Coping with Covid

    Last Orders? When can we have a pint again?!

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Council forced to find alternative for rough sleepers as government scraps scheme

  • Opinion Herd Community

    ‘Coronavirus means it’s never been more important to deal with the scandal of killer cold homes in Bristol’

  • Opinion

    ‘Covid-19 is creating a housing crisis in Bristol’ – A lettings agent on how to avert it

  • Herd Community

    Watch: After the storm – powerful voices from Bristol on how we should rebuild

  • Frontline fighters

    Doctor’s scathing criticism of PPE guidance that has put NHS staff at risk

  • Scrutinising institutions

    You can’t stay home and safe when you’re sleeping rough

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Clifton care home loses third of residents during Covid-19 outbreak

  • Reports

    Cars to be banned from parts of Bristol city centre in major boost for cycling and walking

  • Frontline fighters

    Migrants are 1 in 6 of Bristol’s coronavirus hospital heroes. But many are charged to use NHS.

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Bristol prisoner dies while awaiting trial during coronavirus lockdown

  • Behind closed doors

    Looking out for each other’s mental health during coronavirus

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Council owned Bristol Energy put up for sale amid controversy

  • Coping with Covid

    The Bristolians falling through the gaps of the government’s Covid-19 financial help

  • Opinion Herd Community

    ‘We must not let Bristol’s coronavirus recovery be built on shortsighted banks, empty gestures and missed opportunities’

  • Frontline fighters

    Where are my patients? GP speaks out about non-covid-19 health problems

  • Frontline fighters

    Care work: What next for the forgotten frontline of coronavirus?

  • Opinion Herd Community

    ‘Coronavirus shows growing our own food is now a necessity – and Bristol is fertile ground’

  • Coping with Covid

    The difficulty of having a parent in a Bristol care home during lockdown

  • Co-op Community

    Editorial: Journalism is a public service. It should act like it. And it needs you to support it.

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Mayor Rees calls for Government bailout to plug £82m blackhole

  • Coping with Covid

    Lockdown through a child’s eyes in Bristol

  • Opinion Herd Community

    “Working with mutual aid groups has shown me we can get through this crisis. And become stronger.”

  • Features Behind closed doors

    Domestic violence services call for focus on perpetrators not just victims during coronavirus lockdown

  • Coping with Covid

    A Ramadan like no other in coronavirus Bristol

  • Frontline fighters

    A message from a tired healthcare worker for all of us clapping for carers tonight

  • Co-op Community

    Editorial: 5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are attacking the Cable

  • Opinion Scrutinising institutions

    ‘We need better data and more testing to avoid coronavirus deaths in our care homes’

  • Herd Community

    How Bristolians making DIY coronavirus protective equipment are propping up the city’s supply

  • Scrutinising institutions

    UPDATE: Housing association U-turn means Bristol Uni students spared £1,500 rent payment

  • Coping with Covid

    How to cope as a parent expecting during the unexpected

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Bristol’s NHS trusts scaling up critical care capacity while hospital admissions remain stable

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Sacked Bristol Uni temp workers to get coronavirus support after backlash

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Coronavirus testing finally announced for Bristol’s key workers, but more rises in deaths expected for weeks

  • Investigations Scrutinising institutions

    Whose life to save? Investigating the ‘do not resuscitate’ form coronavirus controversy

  • Reports Scrutinising institutions

    Private Bristol student housing company refusing rent relief despite coronavirus exodus

  • Reports Scrutinising institutions

    Temporary coronavirus mortuary to open as council prepares for ‘worst case scenario’

  • Opinion

    ‘The contagion of misinformation and a Bristol Facebook page linking 5G and coronavirus’

  • Reports Scrutinising institutions

    Under fire letting agents to propose rent reduction after 130 students go on strike

  • Frontline fighters

    Bristol GP says we’re in ‘the calm before a terrible storm’

  • Frontline fighters

    Bristol University experts rally to fight COVID-19 and search for a vaccine

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Calls for Bristol Uni to U-turn on coronavirus sacking of 84 temp workers

  • Reports Frontline fighters

    This NHS worker is facing eviction, as Bristol rallies to help coronavirus heroes

  • Coping with Covid

    #CopingWithCovid19: The ups and downs of self-isolating and social distancing

  • Scrutinising institutions

    Rough sleepers of Bristol and the search for a safe place amid coronavirus

  • Opinion Herd Community

    ‘Workers are turning to each other. We can beat coronavirus, weak rights and unscrupulous bosses’

  • Scrutinising institutions

    A rent freeze could protect the 1 in 3 Bristolians who rent from coronavirus fallout

  • Features Herd Community

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

  • Reports Herd Community

    Bristolians are self-organising a phenomenal coronavirus fight back in ways that will outlast pandemic

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