How child’s play is a serious matter
A year since the council cut play services, we visit an adventure playground in Southmead.
Bristol doctors on air pollution: ‘The council isn’t taking things seriously enough’
Medical professionals have a role to play as advocates for public health, but “system change” is necessary, says MedAct Bristol.
This is why you should vote to make drugs safer
Reduce drug deaths, get needles off our streets and save money for emergency services. Vote now for a safe consumption room.
A safe fix for Bristol’s drug users and the city
Saving lives and clearing needles off the streets: Bristol has the power to become the first UK city to set up a safe consumption room.
An accident left him in constant pain. But medical cannabis is still out of reach.
While the legal barrier has been overcome, experts say it will take years before we have medical buy-in and affordable products.
‘I’m sober now but without support, self-medication is always an option’
After overcoming a drink problem and addiction to painkillers, this man is fighting to access services that will keep him in recovery.
Landmark medicinal cannabis reforms don’t go far enough, say campaigners
Specialist doctors – but not GPs – will be able to give out cannabis on prescription from November.
Falling into crack addiction: “Wrong place, wrong time”
The story of a young woman whose downward spiral into crack addiction and a controlling relationship all took place under one roof.
Drug poisoning deaths in Bristol remain near record levels
Bristol City Council is considering backing drug consumption rooms, which could stop users dying.
Will Self Interview: Rehab and Bristol’s “nasty” drug problem
After overcoming his own addiction, writer Will Self is back in rehab, this time to help keep it open.
Chandos House: Stories of recovery from Bristol’s last drugs rehab
Chandos House is threatened by closure. Former residents there speak out about how treatment got them clean.
The government is turning NHS staff into border guards, with potentially tragic consequences
The latest part of Theresa May's hostile environment policy - but NHS staff are fighting back.
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