Nicola Bowden-Jones was at the heart of Bristol’s Labour Party for years, but is now at odds with the city’s Labour administration in a big way. Having resigned amid a dispute with the mayor, Bowden-Jones is now campaigning to scrap the role altogether on the basis that it is anti-democratic.
Some say this is a personal vendetta against Marvin Rees, but Bowden-Jones says for the city to move forward the mayor must be scrapped. Listen to the third of our mini-series on Bristol’s referendum.
Council in the spotlight amid mounting calls for inquiry into surveillance of SEND parents’ social media
'Explosive' questions likely at scrutiny meeting next week, opposition councillors warn, as inspectors prepare to reassess Bristol’s struggling special education needs and disabilities services.
People of Bristol to be consulted on future of housebuilding in the next 20 years
In November, Bristolians will be invited to have their say on the local plan, which sets out how the city will grow over two decades.
The issues bubbling beneath the Temple Quarter development
The land around Temple Meads is slated to be Bristol's biggest regeneration project, but how concerning are the development's flood risk warnings?
High rise tenants kept in the dark about fire safety issues
Carolina House tenants only discovered potential safety problems with the building when they took steps to buy their flat off the council.
Calls for urgent independent inquiry into Bristol council surveillance of SEND parents
Documents leaked last week revealed council staff had been collating and sharing social media posts and personal wedding photos of parents of children with special needs.
Victory for sex workers as council votes to keep strip clubs open in Bristol
Years of fraught campaigning draw to a close, with a move performers say will protect them from being forced into more dangerous work in less regulated workplaces.