Author: Lucas Batt

Coronavirus in Bristol

Bristol ‘highly likely’ to see Tier 2 Covid restrictions soon, with local NHS now under 'extreme pressure'

Meanwhile both of Bristol’s hospital trusts have declared internal critical incidents amid rising demand and more Covid patients.

We asked: What needs solving in Bristol?

Drug deaths in Bristol sharply increase

City

Data leaves Bristol, dark ads arrive: how microtargeting is changing elections

The latest trend in political campaigning is to pump sponsored adverts directly into your Facebook feed. But with the law struggling to catch up with the technology, who is keeping an eye on ‘dark ads’?

Reports

Could tactical voting change this election?

City

Expenses: £25k on first class travel for Bristol West candidate

Methodology: Calculating Ward-Level Turnout - WoE Mayoral Election 2017

RETURN TO MAIN ARTICLE Words: Lucas Batt The turnout data is taken from the Bristol verification totals for the West of England Mayoral Election 2017...

Who's Tim Bowles anyway? Metro mayor voter turnout disparities

Turn out for the metro mayor elections varied from 46.6% in Bishopston, to just 15% in Hartcliffe and Withywood.

Going once, going twice, Sold….Then sold again for a healthy profit

Dozens of council houses auctioned then quickly resold by private buyers

Bristol in the Panama Papers

The Cable investigates how the world of offshore finance reaches out and touches on our doorstep

Carry on doctors

One big strike, sit-down protests, public marches and pickets – the junior doctors aren’t going down without a fight.

The “efficiency savings” making the council inefficient.

As the council faces up to another 40% of cuts, or so-called ‘efficiency savings’’ in 2016, we take a look at the record so far with a particular focus.