Its hard to say that the Conservatives have a strong electoral record in the city, but the businessman and former councillor Alastair Watson thinks he has a shot at unseating Marvin Rees on May 6th. Neil and Alastair chat about the recent protests and policing, and what he say’s he’ll do as mayor.
Watch: the filmmakers behind 'Rooted in Bristol' discuss land, race and inequality
The new documentary, which premiered at Afrika Eye Film Festival, profiles Bristol’s Black and Afro-Caribbean food growers who discuss the importance of equitable access to land.
‘Absolutely hopeless’: Bristol’s young renters on the crazy demand for rooms in the city
Places are snapped up in minutes, landlords are inundated with requests for viewings, and renters are even being forced into bidding wars over properties.
Why we’re dedicating time to investigate the renting crisis in Bristol
We’ve been collecting the experiences of readers to investigate how Bristol’s rental market has gotten even tougher since the pandemic.
A year after opening, some residents fear for their safety at controversial south Bristol flats
Imperial Apartments, a converted Hengrove office block where many flats do not meet space standards, was opened in 2020 to private renters and people facing homelessness. There are serious concerns about conditions there – but with Bristol’s bleak rental market cutting off housing options, some s...