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Grief, violence and faith: Bristol filmmaker’s award-winning new short film

Hartcliffe's Paul Holbrook talks about his new film set in Bristol and the importance of telling working class stories.

Kingsdown Sports Centre threatened with closure

Jubilee Pool in Knowle faces the same fate, under a new proposed 'leisure investment strategy' from the council.

More than 60 Afghan refugees offered temporary sanctuary in Bristol

Local health bosses say almost 200 people fleeing the Taliban may arrive in the city, with mayor Marvin Rees telling councillors local landlords have committed to housing 16 families so far.

Man gets 3½ years after pleading guilty to riot

Shaun Davies was filmed carrying a metal fence towards the police line and pushing it against the police line.

Turning down an MBE? 'It was one of the quickest decisions of my life’: Interview with author Nikesh Shukla

Award-winning Bristol-based writer Nikesh Shukla talks refusing an MBE, going from rapper to writer and returning to community activism.

‘Their lives and safety are in great danger’: Students urge Bristol Uni to protect Afghan alumni

A campaign is urging Bristol University to protect fellow alumni - one a women’s rights activist - stranded in Kabul, who fear for their lives as the Taliban retake the capital.

Four more 'Kill the Bill' protesters plead not guilty to riot charge

The defendants could get lengthy jail terms if convicted when they stand trial in May and June next year in connection with the Kill the Bill protest on 21 March.

Why Bristol Rovers have joined the campaign for football reform

English football is dominated by big clubs and billionaire owners. But calls for a fairer football pyramid are more prominent than ever.

Exclusive: the witness who police didn’t interview after friend’s unsolved disappearance speaks for first time

Jo Hook had dinner with her friend Linda Millard the night before she vanished but was never interviewed by police as a witness. Linda’s disappearance is one of Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s longest running missing person cases, with a possible organised crime connection.

Bristol pledges to welcome 10 Afghani families fleeing from Taliban rule

The government has set out a plan for the UK to take up to 20,000 refugees but campaigners are calling for more support.

Swimming in Bristol Harbour is possible. How can we make it happen?

We talk to Julien De Smedt, the architect behind Copenhagen’s first and best-known swimming harbour bath, and Johnny Palmer, founder of local campaign group Swim Bristol Harbour, about what it takes to make a harbour swimmable.