Elected in May 2021, Mark Shelford is the first party political Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Shelford is responsible for helping to set the overall policing strategy for Bristol and the wider region, covering 16 parliamentary constituencies. Neil and Mark discuss the Police and Crime Bill, the riot and protests in Bristol and how policing can be just and effective in an area as diverse and Avon and Somerset.
Multi-million pound projects delayed after bust-up between council leaders and metro mayor
Four council leaders refused to attend a meeting of the West of England Combined authority over claims metro mayor Norris’s recent vetoing of decisions was “unlawful”.
Does this Bristol pilot project suggest the UK is moving towards less draconian drug laws?
The £5 million pilot project came to Bristol earlier this year to help get more people into treatment and prevent reoffending.
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Tenth person jailed for involvement in Bristol Kill the Bill protest
Ryan Dwyer was arrested on warrant in Belfast last month in relation to his involvement in the Kill the Bill protest on 21 March.
After a drinks spiking incident at Pryzm, students speak out on sexual harassment
With Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa driving a new wave of anger about women's safety, how safe is a night out in Bristol?