Bristolians get ready for mass protest against austerity
Thousands of people are expected to show up at this Saturday’s protest
Mayor calls rally but questions on strategy remain
Mayor leads a coalition of core cities to wrest power from Westminster and challenge austerity
The News in Brief: Cuts, and consultations about cuts
The News in Brief section of this edition's paper was dedicated almost entirely to the upcoming cuts to council services, which are out to consultation. The latest round looks to shave a few million pounds from support services to people with physical or mental health issues, the public toilets and the closure of half of the city's libraries. In addition, more news from the National Health Service and Bristol's housing developments.
School cuts: difficult questions at Education Question Time
What did we learn about party positions on education from the Bradley Stoke and Filton parliamentary candidates’ ‘Education Question Time’?
Teacher redundancies hit Bristol
Widespread staff losses and restructuring amid ‘devastating’ and ‘unprecedented’ cuts in Bristol schools.
Shock levels of assaults on teachers revealed
Teachers report shock levels of violence at work, as the school cuts crisis continues to see teaching and support staff levels slashed across the city.
Schools cuts: the silent voices of teachers
Stress, redundancies, lack of respect for the profession, the impact on children... teachers speak out about the impacts of most severe school cuts they've ever experienced.
School cuts: From within the classroom
A sixth former argues that the current school cuts will fail future school students – and society will pay the price.
55% cut to crisis fund “catastrophic” for domestic violence survivors
Women’s groups have raised concerns that a 55% budget cut to the council’s crisis fund will have a disproportionate impact on those fleeing domestic abuse.
Video Exclusive: Marvin Rees Interview
Mayor of Bristol on his attitude towards central government over budget cuts, his vision for local authorities' future, and approaches to progressive politics.
School funding crisis: Olympus Academy Trust speaks out
Bristol and South Gloucestershire-based Olympus Academy Trust go public on severe funding cuts.
Bristol headteachers confront DfE over school cuts “disgrace”
Bristol heads speak out over “national disgrace” school funding cuts that will see SEN pupils with reduced support and classrooms stripped of teaching staff.