Alex SeabrookLocal Democracy Reporter
West of England mayor holds talks with Andy Burnham about bus franchising after local campaign
Metro Mayor Dan Norris has faced months of calls to formally explore taking Bristol's struggling bus services back into public control.
Bristol City Council slapped with warning over poor performance on freedom of information requests
The local authority has been criticised for years over its failure to responding to FOI requests within 20-day timescales.
Plans for 144 homes at South Bristol wildlife haven on dangerously steep hill are rejected
Developers’ proposals to build the new houses and apartments on the Western Slopes in Knowle West have been refused over road safety concerns and how steep the hill is
South Bristol shopping centre will be knocked down after planning councillors’ shock U-turn
Opposition councillors slammed a decision to redevelop the Broadwalk Shopping Centre after a developer said it could deliver extra affordable homes there – although no promises were made.
Bristol council asks government for powers to control rents and tackle housing crisis
The local authority should have the ability to cap how much landlords can increase rents, an expert commission on renting in the city says.
This week in Bristol: Metro Mayor hasn’t formally analysed bus franchising
Pressure is growing on West of England metro mayor Dan Norris to investigate bringing buses under more public control.
Green Party wins Bristol by-election race, becoming largest party on city council
Patrick McAllister was elected the new councillor for Hotwells and Harbourside following a battle that could prove a good indicator of how elections might turn out next year.