Matty Edwards

Opposition parties target Mayor’s Office and council PR spending in push to amend budget proposals

The voting on how to balance the council’s budget next week looks set to resurface tensions between Mayor Marvin Rees and opposition councillors ahead of May’s referendum on the city’s political system. 

Revealed: Bristol Mind loses core mental health service it has run for 25 years

Whistleblowers from the advocacy service, which has now transferred to new providers, allege mismanagement by the board of trustees.

Council commits to crackdown on benefit discrimination against renters

Following a renter-led campaign by Shelter, councillors from across parties voted to support the Labour motion pledging to tackle landlords excluding renters who claim benefits.

‘A monumental moment in history’: Cable readers react to the Colston 4 being cleared

Most readers expressed support for the Colston 4 and criticised past inaction from the council, while others had concerns about what their acquittal meant for the fate of other statues.

‘Marginalised people are worse affected by the housing crisis’: the Bristol renters facing discrimination and bias

Bristol City Council have pledged to stamp out discrimination in the private rental sector. But it’s not always clear cut.

Updated plans to redevelop St Christopher’s into retirement community have been unveiled. But some locals still need convincing.

The debate rages on about the future of the site of St Christopher’s, a former residential school for vulnerable children that closed amid a police investigation in 2019.

‘I want Black and Brown boys and girls to think they can get to these kinds of positions’

Lucy Turner, the new editor of Rife magazine talks about the need for young people to feel believed in, how art helped her face adversity, and how to make media and creative industries less pale, male and stale.

Bristol was one of five areas with illegal air pollution in 2020

The city’s Clean Air Zone is finally coming into force next summer after multiple delays. Campaigners say it can’t come soon enough.

Bristolians are taking to the streets during Cop26 this weekend, but will it make a difference?

Building long-term networks and the role of trade unions are important in turning the tide in the uphill battle to climate change, according to activists organising Bristol’s protest on 6 November.

Exclusive: No child cruelty charges after two-year police investigation into special school St Christopher’s

Two years after the school for vulnerable children closed, the valuable site has been sold and now local residents are raising concerns about plans to redevelop it into a care community for older people.

Police denied autistic woman access to appropriate adult after suicide attempt

A second complaint has been upheld against Avon and Somerset Police over their treatment of a woman who says she has suffered years of hate crime.

Battle over Bristol’s strip clubs reignited as licenses renewed for now

Bristol’s two sexual entertainment venues have their licenses renewed, but council plans could see them banned next year.