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‘The most liberating feeling’: how an ADHD diagnosis changed one Bristol business owner’s life

After her own personal journey, Lisa Whitehouse is determined to spread awareness and help others through her work.

‘I didn’t come to the UK for some dream – leaving my country became the only option left’

Cab driver says good character used against him in ‘cruel sting operation’

Image of Monica Wat performing at MOON FEST in September 2022 (credit: Peter Wan)

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How starting an arts festival helped me find community in Bristol

Grassroots groups have birthed a movement that celebrates and represents people from East and South East Asian communities. It has unleashed a ‘warm, communitarian energy’, writes the co-founder of MOON FEST, which takes place this weekend at the Trinity Centre.

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Healing is a justice issue: how can we radicalise the voluntary sector, amid a perfect storm of cuts?

Image of Laura Williams, whose house move almost fell through due to problems with the Help to Buy loan scheme (credit: Alexander Turner)

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How the Help to Buy scheme became a massive hindrance to my family moving house

Bristol Harbour boat dwellers face harsh winter as council bans stoves

People living in boats on Bristol harbour are locked in a legal dispute with the council after it hiked mooring fees. Now, new licences outlawing the types of heaters used on most boats could make life even harder.

How a Bristol historian found Edward Colston’s brother was a slave trader too

Groundbreaking new research into the city's slave trade by a historian at Bristol University reveals it began 35 years earlier than previously thought.

Carnival returns to St Pauls, with a homage to its heritage

After a three-year hiatus, St Pauls Carnival will return next month. The director of a recent documentary on this colourful, vital celebration of Caribbean culture reflects on its historical importance.

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?

How can workers turn strikes into wins?

As the cost of living crisis bites, recent months have seen the return of mass strikes. While the cards are stacked against workers, they have won important victories – how have these been achieved, and how can we build on them?

How to escape the coronation farce? Celebrate King Charles’s ex at a Big Gay Diana Party

London right now is a hellscape of coronation doughnuts. Thankfully in Bristol this weekend you can escape the royal wankfest – and instead embrace the Princess of Wales, hearts and gays