Dan Norris is Labour’s elected metro-mayor for the West of England region, aka the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Norris is the second in the role, following the Conservative Tim Bowles, and brings experience as a minister in Blair’s government. So what are his politics and policies now? And, with some simmering beef with other local leaders, how does he plan to manage the various challenges and conflicts in the aim of getting a better deal for the region?
This week in Bristol: Coroner’s rulings ‘unfair and unjust’
This week, the parents of a young Bristol woman who took her own life at a mental health crisis house have spoken out against an “uncritical” inquest into her death.
5 key moments in history that led to the Police and Crime Act
Now the government has restricted peaceful protest, criminal defence solicitor Matt Foot explains the history of violent policing at protests and outlines how we got here.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Tom Morris, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic
Neil Maggs kicks off a new podcast series with a chat on theatre, who ‘the arts’ are for and what role the Kings Street institution plays in the city.
This week in Bristol: Uni seeks to appeal landmark suicide ruling
Care workers are to strike over working conditions, Bristol modern slavery victims are jailed, plus everything else you need to know in this week’s briefing.
Carers strike to protest pay cuts at St Monica’s Trust care homes
Staff, who in two years could lose up to thousands of pounds in wages, report colleagues are leaving amid 'intimidating' behaviour from management.
‘This house became the gate to hell’: Bristol modern slavery victims tell of horrific abuse as ringleaders are jailed
Maros Tancos and Joanna Gomulska’s sentencing brings an end to a case charities say highlights the need to address immigration system failures that stop survivors coming forward.