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Coping with Covid

Covid-19 brings difficult times for Trans people in Bristol as government expected to ditch reforms

Accessing trans healthcare was already a difficult and lengthy process and during the pandemic, it’s virtually ground to a halt. It comes as the government is expected to announce it has ditched plans to allow trans people to self-identify.

Local Tory MP takes donation from private jet mogul

The Alternative South West Rich List

Opinion

Opinion: Council tax is grossly unfair. It's time for a rethink

After it has gone up again in the face of cuts, it’s time to look at alternatives to this unfair and out-of-date tax.

Edition 19

Investigating private schools: Not just the fees that are unfair

Moving on: Bristol's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Government ‘comprehensively failed’ Gypsies and Travellers, report finds

From homes for heroes to a housing crisis: a potted history of Bristol’s council housing

This year marks a century since the start of serious council housebuilding in our city. After years of neglect, a resurgence in social homes is long overdue

Opinion: If the hijab is such an ‘oppressive tool’, why do I feel so empowered?

My scarf, my choice. Real oppression begins when you deprive someone of that choice.

Tory MP wants to get rid of sites and move Travellers into houses

Charities say the bill, if passed, would lead to the forced assimilation of Gypsies and Travellers.

Road to nowhere: Bristol's hidden housing crisis

Faced with a unique housing crisis and deep-seated prejudice, where are Bristol’s Gypsy and Traveller population supposed to go?

How two survivors of abuse were failed. And how they fought back.

A story of two women on the sharp end of organisational failures, who refused to be victims.

How the air we breathe is a matter of equality

In Bristol’s inner city areas, residents produce less air pollution than wealthier suburbs - but suffer the worst effects.

Brexit could bring 'a new Windrush' for Roma

Charities warn that thousands of Roma could be deported after Brexit.

Hundreds of Bristolians face landlords with an ultimate legal power. But a rebellion is growing

A fightback is brewing against a piece of legislation that epitomises the difficulties of having a secure home.

Saffron Records: the all-womxn project breaking open the music industry

The music industry is often dominated by men, but Saffron Records are blazing a trail for female artists in Bristol.

In the UK today, just being a Traveller is bad for your health

Inequality for Bristol’s Traveller communities isn't going to be fixed without dedicated multi-agency working, warns anti-racism charity.

Travellers say it's time to stop using them as clickbait

“Unfortunately, Gypsies and Travellers doing bad things has more news value than the wider population doing the same bad things, and that’s just not fair.”

This is what universal credit means for Bristol

Since June, the controversial new ‘universal credit’ benefit has been implemented across Bristol. How well is the system working?

Moving on: Why we’re running a series on racism against Gypsies and Travellers

It’s time we highlighted the discrimination that Bristol’s Gypsies and Travellers face on a daily basis. Here’s why.

Celebrating Bristol

Nightclubs, neighbours and newsagents - how people are making the city a better place to live.

Hounding Travellers out of town

Prejudice against Gypsies and Travellers is still the last ‘respectable’ racism, but is it getting worse?

Jamming for the girls

From racism to gentrification, poet Shagufta K Iqbal has plenty to say.

The debate: High-rises in Bristol – addressing the housing crisis or soulless towers?

The council has launched a plan to build a number of high-rise residential towers across the city in a bid to make better use of the city’s limited space, attracting resistance from campaigners and the Green Party, who say the towers are too high and unnecessary. Two players in the debate give th...

Not so long ago in Bristol you could be hanged for love

As the summer Pride season starts, it is worth remembering that British society was not always tolerant of homosexuality.

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