Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Ruth Pitter on the role of the charity sector, pioneering Black theatre and her recent MBE

Neil chats to Ruth, a daughter of the Windrush generation, on her decades of work with Bristol's voluntary and community groups, how that's changed as public services have been cut – and whether she feels conflicted about receiving an honour associated with empire.

Community standoff with council over eviction threat of beloved Kuumba Centre in St Paul’s

Urban growers are quietly laying the ground for a food revolution. Can it become a reality?

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Babbasa CEO Poku Osei on changing the system from the inside

In the wake of the recent murder of St Pauls teenager Eddie King Muthemba Kinuthia, Neil talks to Poku Osei from Babbasa who aim to empower young people from local income and ethnic minority households.

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Turbo Island got tarmacked, was there a better alternative?

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Listen: Skate or Cry by Jazlyn Pinckney

Campaigners face uphill battle to save two BS5 pubs from redevelopment

From the Redfield residents trying to preserve a historic cinema to the Barton Hill activists just wanting to keep their last local, there are common frustrations for communities trying to hang on to the places that matter to them.

Could Filwood Broadway finally get the cash boost it needs?

The south Bristol high street might be getting a much-needed makeover. But locals say they should be consulted again because the plans are out of date.

Can Kingsdown Sports Centre and Jubilee Pool be saved?

The public can still have its say on plans to close the two much-loved leisure centres.

‘It’s been a nightmare’: Bristol’s foodbanks sound warning over food and fuel shortages

While the government calls in the army to deliver fuel and tries to lure overseas HGV drivers to the UK, some of the city's most vital support services have been facing disruption just as a benefit boost and the furlough scheme end.

How Bristol communities are building grassroots action to tackle climate change

Six community groups across the city are taking up the daunting challenge of how to inform local people about the climate crisis and how to reduce their carbon footprint.

The decade-long battle to get a community centre for Horfield’s Manor Farm

Residents of the ‘forgotten estate’ in Horfield welcome the granting of a community centre following a decade of campaigning, but are right to be cynical.