Safeguarding shouldn’t mean alienating: parents criticise FGM investigations
There’s growing discontent among sections of the Bristol Somali community around how anti-FGM efforts are being handled. Getting the balance wrong risks driving a wedge between families and the professionals paid to protect children.
The cared-for become carers
Elm Tree Farm is a working farm in Stapleton providing support and training to adults with learning disabilities and autism. Photographer Esther May Campbell spent a year documenting it.
In Bristol, people are turning to alternative unions like ACORN and the IWW to get their voices heard on critical issues such as housing and workplace inequality.
Ice cream scandal: the Lopresti business investigation continues...
Earlier this year we exposed the underpayment and poor working conditions at the Lopresti ice cream and property business. The allegations keep coming in.
Free money for everyone: not such a wild idea anymore
The idea of a no-strings income for all citizens is making waves in the UK and beyond – we asked a leading Bristol academic why the time may be right for a universal basic income.
The scandalous privatisation of student debt will affect us all, not just graduates
The government is about to sell off huge portions of student debt to corporations at a discount. It’s one more step along the road towards privatising higher education.
Is the Bristol mental health sector healthy?
Mental wellbeing is finally getting recognised as being as important as physical health. Squeezed budgets mean progress isn’t easy, but there are positive steps being taken in Bristol.
"Enough is enough": Campaign launched to support grandfather tasered by police
“Without the strength of my God there’s ... And without my neighbour there’s a strong possibility they would have killed me.”