Investigations

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...

Respite rooms offer a vital breathing space to women facing abuse and homelessness

'It's been a nightmare': Bristol's foodbanks sound warning over food and fuel shortages

Coronavirus in Bristol

‘Covid meant I didn't have a job any more’: dozens of Bristolians face eviction after pandemic ban lifts

Hundreds of people across the country have lost their homes in hearings lasting just 10 minutes, an investigation has found. In most cases, judges couldn’t take Covid-related hardship into account.

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Reports

More children in care are being housed outside Bristol as Covid fallout bites

Reports

High-rises under scrutiny as council considers rebuilding social housing

In Southville, a U-turn on parking problems is shaking up the local election race

Residents in streets not covered by a residents’ parking zone have been campaigning without success to get it extended. Days before the election, Labour candidates are promising action from the council.

Housing hustings underlines scale of crisis facing next Bristol mayor, leaving more questions than answers

Mayoral candidates admit government support is needed to really get to grips with housing crisis, while some questions remain over details of sitting mayor Marvin Rees's plans for next term.

Labour infighting makes its path back to a Bristol council majority even harder

Will the turbulence of recent months affect the Labour's fortunes in Bristol in the upcoming elections and beyond?

Bristol's affordable housing and climate goals do not sit easily together

Green mayoral candidate pledges to build 2,000 council homes and carry out major energy-efficiency work on the remainder by 2030, despite a review warning this could wipe out reserves.

The Bristol residents caught up in the cladding crisis and left in the lurch by the government

Despite recent announcements of billions to replace dangerous cladding, people across our region are facing huge bills to fix combustible materials and defective fire-stopping measures in their buildings.

Housing in Bristol under Marvin Rees

Last autumn, a key election pledge by the mayor on affordable homes bit the dust, making headlines. But what else do the numbers say about Rees’s record, and the council’s ongoing housing crisis headaches?