Matty Edwards

In Disrepair: Bristol's broken renting system

Bristol landlords are cashing in on lucrative short-term lets

As properties are advertised at eye-watering prices, there have been calls for regulation of short-term and holiday lets in Bristol.

Bristol mental health patients are still being sent miles from home. How are local services trying to eliminate the damaging practice?

Autistic woman wins damages after police put ‘false and misleading’ information on her record

This Week in Bristol

This week in Bristol: Coroner’s rulings ‘unfair and unjust’

This week, the parents of a young Bristol woman who took her own life at a mental health crisis house have spoken out against an “uncritical” inquest into her death.

This Week in Bristol

This week in Bristol: Uni seeks to appeal landmark suicide ruling

Reports

Avon and Somerset Police commits to anti-racism work, but refuses to admit force is institutionally racist

Revealed: Parents taking legal action over mistreatment of son at special needs school

A former worker has also shed light on what happened before St Christopher's closed in 2019 and police investigated child cruelty.

Bristol campaigners and politicians welcome ‘long overdue’ reforms for private renters

Scrapping no fault evictions, better standards and a potential landlord registration scheme could become law. But more needs to be done on the city’s renting crisis in the meantime. 

Bristol to become first UK city to offer potentially life saving drug checking scheme

After years of pilot schemes at music festivals, the community-based service will aim to prevent drug-related deaths and harm, as users can find out what they’re taking.

Too many cars? On the streets in Bristol’s future first ‘liveable neighbourhood’

Restricting through traffic in the dense residential areas of Barton Hill, Redfield and St George will reduce pollution and encourage walking and cycling. But first, the council has to win people over.

Bristol votes to scrap its mayor in move to give councillors more power

Just 10 years after voting to bring in a directly elected mayor, the role will now be scrapped and replaced with a committee system.

‘I feel so uninformed’: Cable readers on Bristol’s mayoral referendum

Does the mayor have too much power and exclude councillors? Or is having a mayor the best way to overcome stalemates in a politically divided city? Here’s what Cable readers had to say.