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Features

‘I can do action’: cafe owner who organised tower block evacuation response aiming to be councillor

When she heard Barton House was being evacuated in November, Cafe Conscious owner Deniece Dixon got to work helping families who had become homeless. Two months on, she explains why she’s set her sights on City Hall

Barton House evacuation: Was the chaos and confusion completely unnecessary?

Bristol raises £10k for Barton House residents in 48hrs

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Reports

Exclusive: Council denies structural issues identified four years ago are root cause of tower block evacuation

Bristol City Council says 'new and intrusive' surveys raised questions over whether it could rely on its own records about Barton House, whose residents have been left temporarily homeless after the building was deemed unsafe.

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Reports

Barton Hill tower block residents’ lives turned upside down by emergency evacuation

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Features

A year on from fires, delays to safety works are leaving tower block tenants shivering

‘We want to give people their space back’: clock ticks on crowdfunder to save Barton Hill’s last pub

Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, the Rhubarb Tavern could be saved from redevelopment after three years closed. In a changing city, and with pints becoming a luxury for many, what will be needed to make it a success?