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‘Homophobia, sexism and racism are rife in the construction industry. It’s time for change.’

Andy Leake has experienced homophobia first-hard and is calling for more support for queer people, women and those from ethnic minorities in construction.

‘I was hospitalised with monkeypox. I would never want anyone to go through what I’ve been through.’

‘Help me bring my daughter’s body home’: Dad of Anna Campbell speaks out

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A view from the stands on Bristol Rover’s new CEO, and the clubs prospects

With the appointment of Tom Gorringe as CEO of Bristol Rovers, Tom Metcalfe from GasCast gives his view on what fans would like to see on and off the pitch.

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How my experiences of renting in Bristol pushed me to campaign for a fairer system

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Bristol midwife: ‘The system is broken and is breaking us with it’

‘Airport expansion in an age of climate crisis is a moral decision. Anything else is greenwashing’

Steve Clarke, an anti-expansion campaigner, takes on the airport's arguments from the week when the inquiry focused on the climate crisis.

‘Nothing feels real’: My life with depersonalisation disorder

It took Joe Perkins 10 years to get a diagnosis of this largely unknown condition. Now he is determined to raise awareness so others feel less alone in their struggles.

‘My family caught Covid in an outbreak at our son’s school. We’re not out of the woods yet.’

There has been a significant number of Covid outbreaks at Bristol schools amid concerns about the Delta variant.

New Covid vaccine trials – a guinea pig speaks out

Local journalist Paul Breeden explains why he decided to take part in a vaccine trial and why we must challenge anti-vaxxer views.

‘My operations were cancelled because of Covid. I’m still waiting in pain.’

Russell Pugh is one of many frustrated patients whose surgeries have been pushed down the queue since the pandemic began.

‘My insight into the Covid-19 testing fiasco in Bristol’

The national Covid-19 test and trace process is failing. But I didn’t realise to what extent until I tried to get my child tested after getting a fever late one Sunday night.