On this week's show, Alex talks to digital editor Luke Beardsworth about ticket touts and secondary ticket sites like Viagogo. Luke and Alex discuss why reselling gig tickets at an inflated prices is allowed and why little is being done to change it. Then we have political editor Esme Ashcroft, who joins the show to discuss the seemingly endless Bristol Arena saga, after another delay of the final decision. Esme gives us an insight into the arena drama, her experiences reporting on the topic and what we should expect in the future.
Finally, Alex talks to education reporter Michael Yong about his hugely important coverage of student mental health in Bristol. There have been a number of tragic incidents in which students have taken their own lives and Michael explains how every story impacts him, and the challenges reporters face when writing about this sensitive but essential topic.
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Michael Yong: @Michael_Yong
Most people who are thinking of taking their own life have shown warning signs beforehand.
These can include becoming depressed, showing sudden changes in behaviour, talking about wanting to die and feelings of hopelessness.
These feelings do improve and can be treated. If you are concerned about someone, or need help yourself, please contact the Samaritans on 116 123.