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.
Avon and Somerset Police commits to anti-racism work, but refuses to admit force is institutionally racist
Chief Constable Sarah Crew said the view that policing is institutionally racist has legitimacy, but it’s important to move beyond the term.
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.
Not enough info for public ahead of mayoral referendum, campaigners say
At a debate co-hosted by the Cable, panellists discussed the pros and cons of the mayoral model, representation and how to overcome low engagement with local politics.