Is CCTV the answer to Bristol’s knife crime epidemic?
This spring Bristol City Council passed a motion on knife crime, brought by a councillor who lost a friend in an attack in Castle Park. A commitment to increase CCTV grabbed headlines, but will this help? And what else can Bristol do to address the epidemic of violence?
‘I was finally diagnosed with ADHD at 25. Would I have got this sooner if I was a boy?’
After years of being misdiagnosed and incorrectly medicated, Dolores has finally got an ADHD diagnosis. But how different could her childhood have been if she’d been diagnosed sooner, like boys often are?
‘Academic and support staff are suffering – it’s time for universities to dip into their rainy day funds’
‘We need to keep the local currency dream alive’
The Bristol Pound’s managing director discusses the rise and fall of the local currency project, where it went wrong, and why we should keep experimenting.
‘Faced with a deadly crackdown, we need to be the global voice of Iranians’
Iran has been rocked by weeks of protests after the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. In Bristol and elsewhere, thousands of people are demonstrating in solidarity this weekend.
‘Childcare costs prevent countless ambitious women from fulfilling their potential’
Across the UK, mums have been protesting against our broken childcare system. We need urgent change to enable women to work, train and progress in their jobs without constant pressure, a local nursery worker argues.
When it doesn’t pay to work: how universal free childcare would help us all
Women are being priced out of work. Making childcare truly affordable wouldn’t only benefit individual families, but society as a whole.
‘We cannot afford, financially or emotionally, to fight to be heard’
Stephanie Cullen has fought PMDD, a severe mental health disorder, ever since she began to menstruate. She's calling for a healthcare system that recognises women's health conditions.
‘Homophobia, sexism and racism are rife in the construction industry. It’s time for change.’
Andy Leake has experienced homophobia first-hand and is calling for more support for queer people, women and those from ethnic minorities in construction.