Matty Edwards

Matty Edwards

Improvements at Priory Hospital Bristol after serious issues revealed last year

The private psychiatric hospital has taken urgent action following a damning inspection and ward closures in 2020. 

The Bristol Briefing: Covid cases and hospitalisations continue to rise

There is promising news on the vaccine front, but the latest Covid picture in the city isn't a good one.

Full toll of care home deaths in Bristol revealed as regulator finally makes data transparent

Criticism of government’s handling of crisis reignites as the Care Quality Commission releases data on the number of Covid-related deaths at individual care homes. 

The Bristol Briefing: Covid hospitalisations on the rise before 'Freedom Day'

On the eve of the final lifting of restrictions, infections in Bristol are at the highest point of the pandemic so far.

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol 'once again at critical point in the pandemic'

Cases are still rising sharply and now the small number of Covid patients in hospital is starting to increase.

Author of damning report into autism services criticises police response, praises council and health services

Sir Stephen Bubb speaks to the Cable about the response to his independent report, which last week exposed serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities by multiple agencies in Bristol.

Covid-19 has made us reconsider how much we will fly in future, research suggests

A frequent flyer tax, banning domestic flights, making trains cheaper with subsidies: how can we reduce flying to save the planet?

'We’re not families that you can trample on.’ Mothers speak out on failings of sons with autism and learning disabilities

After years of fighting to get the right care for their sons, families speak to the Cable about the report published today that identifies serious failings.

Revealed: Local services slammed for serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities

In an independent report published today, Sir Stephen Bubb said very little has changed in support for people with learning disabilities since he wrote a report on the Winterbourne View scandal. Families who have been left scarred speak to the Cable.

Greens take 12 seats off Labour to become joint biggest party in Bristol City Council

During a shocking day of results, Labour lost votes to the Greens in traditional strongholds like Lawrence Hill and Lockleaze, and cabinet members were among the victims.

Marvin Rees re-elected as Bristol mayor despite Green surge

The Labour candidate received a smaller vote share than in 2016, but it was enough to see off Green candidate Sandy Hore-Ruthven.

Labour gain West of England metro mayor from the Tories

In a rare victory during a difficult weekend for Labour across England, Dan Norris said it was made possible by party leader Keir Starmer.