Western Harbour development treading water
After nearly five years on the drawing board due to major criticisms from local residents, Marvin Rees’ vision for a revived Cumberland Basin could still be a decade away.
Gloucester Road Wetherspoons: a chain changing Bristol’s fiercely independent high street
After seven planning applications, a derelict building in Bishopston will become a Wetherspoons. Opponents say it will damage the independent ethos of the old-fashioned high street; others say that utopia has already gone.
The personal trainer working out for Bristol’s asylum seekers and refugees
Tim and his family fled from religious persecution in Nigeria. Here he tells how he is taking back control “within a system where you don’t often win”.
‘If everything worked you could get rid of cars’: Travel is the election issue in Bishopston and Ashley Down
Bishopston and Ashley Down is currently split between the Green Party and Labour. The Greens want a Residents’ Parking Zone, while Labour are pushing for low-traffic neighbourhoods. These stances on cars, pollution and transport may swing the vote.
‘Be open about developments’: Housing could be the issue that sways the election in Lockleaze
Lockleaze has become the site of a wave of housing developments. Labour’s veteran councillors standing down, internal division and last-minute candidates could affect their chances of reelection, as other parties are ramping up their efforts.
Luke Naish’s family ‘still having to fight’ after ‘uncritical’ inquest into his death
Luke’s Naish’s loved ones say care he received from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership was inadequate, and that his inquest did not deliver justice. They are the third family to criticise the Avon Coroner in recent years, and are now seeking a judicial review.
Campaigners accuse Marvin Rees of not protecting Bristol’s mature trees
Despite promises to clean up Bristol’s illegal air quality and double the city’s tree canopy by planting new trees, mature trees continue to be cut down.