Cutting Bristol’s air pollution could help citizens’ mental as well as physical health
Evidence increasingly suggests that traffic pollutants can adversely affect the brain, impact cognitive function, and increase the risk of mental health problems. Bristol’s Clean Air Zone cannot come too soon.
Respite rooms offer a vital breathing space to women facing abuse and homelessness
Women experiencing violence or domestic abuse in conjunction with homelessness and other traumas have long been at risk of slipping through gaps between services. A new project aims to make sure that doesn’t happen.
‘People make us out to be anti-social, but we’re not’: meet the van-dwelling pensioners dividing opinion at the Downs
A community of people living in vehicles on Bristol’s most famous green space, which includes a number of older people, faces an uncertain future as some local groups complain about their ‘unfair’ use of protected land.
Bristol has a trove of artefacts originally taken through colonisation. Should they be given back?
A roiling debate about the ownership of the spoils of empire, mired in practical and political issues.
Bristol Clean Air Zone approved for summer 2022, nearly a year later than planned
Support for greener transport and exemptions have finally been announced, four years after the government ordered Bristol to tackle illegal levels of air pollution
Having to choose between heating and food
The government decision to scrap universal credit as winter draws in and fuel and food prices soar has left thousands of Bristolians struggling to cope.
Bristolians are taking to the streets during Cop26 this weekend, but will it make a difference?
Building long-term networks and the role of trade unions are important in turning the tide in the uphill battle to climate change, according to activists organising Bristol’s protest on 6 November.
'Disruptive protests don't win friends. But they work'
You are much more likely to achieve something if you are militant, argues International Public and Social Policy lecturer Oscar Berglund.