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Colston's empty plinth

Film

Watch: One year since Colston fell

Priyanka Raval speaks to anti-racism campaigners on the year since the Edward Colston statue was toppled, and questions whether the controversy surrounding it helped the movement – or simply unveiled divisions within the city.

Only Labour in mayor's cabinet, but Greens take more scrutiny roles at the council

Tenants facing eviction at Hartcliffe allotments fight to save a decade of growing

Reports

Bristol to create 66 new special school places

The new places will go some way towards addressing Bristol’s chronic shortage of special school places, but it’s still unclear when the places will be available.

Film

Watch: WTF is the Metro Mayor and a green revolution?!

People's History

Stokes Croft Riots: 10 years on

Analysis: How Mayoral candidates will need to battle for votes and look both ways as they race for City Hall

Hopefuls have the tricky task of appealing to a diverse electorate.

Bristol becomes first UK city to ban ads for junk food, payday loans and gambling

Campaigners want the council to go further, and ban ads for ‘climate wrecking products’ like cars and airlines.

'Fossil fuelled public sector pensions reveal deep political faultlines on climate crisis action'

Over 100,000 local public-sector pensions are invested in firms that threaten our future. The reasons why are complex – but the situation is not compatible with Bristol’s zero-carbon pledges, says Adam Cantwell-Corn

Bedminster’s East Street is changing, but who will benefit?

A cluster of high rises is being built on Bristol’s second-biggest high street. Opinion is split on whether the development will bring new life to the stricken area, or be the final nail in its coffin.

Bristol's net zero carbon emissions deadline is only nine years away. How are we doing?

In November 2018 Bristol became the first UK local authority to declare a climate emergency, committing to reduce its net carbon output to zero by 2030. Since then there has been hot air – much of it well-intentioned – but too little meaningful action, says Jon Turney

Watch: The struggle for the future of Britain's best street

A furore has kicked off over proposals to pedestrianise one of Bristol's most iconic streets, St Marks Road, with famous shop Sweetmart threatening to leave! Easton native Neil Maggs investigates whats going on behind the headlines.

Council approves major new development plans in Lawrence Hill

The Council approves the building of hundreds of new homes, offices, shops, student accommodation and a new school in Lawrence Hill. But flooding objections from the Environment Agency could override the decision.

Developer withdraws planning proposals for 'grim' and 'Stalinist' St Pauls flats

Controversial plans for a four-storey block of flats in St Pauls have been withdrawn. The boss of developers Clayewater Homes says they spent “a lot...

‘Bigger and bolder’ clean air plans could reduce Bristol pollution to legal levels by 2022

Mayor Marvin Rees says that the coronavirus pandemic has made alternative plans possible for Bristol.

Reflections on the All Lives Matter protest

From “All Lives Matter” to “just doing my patriotic duty,” Cable reporter Priyanka Raval reflects on the “protect the cenotaph” demonstration on Saturday.

Watch: Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol

Cable journalist Priyanka Raval spoke to people at Sunday's BlackLivesMatter protest about what the toppling of the Edward Colston's statue means, and where Bristol goes from here.

Watch: The Kneel at the Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol 2020

"We are killed for racially charged suspicions. Demonised even when found innocent. And fight for our mere existence."

PHOTOESSAY: The protest that toppled Colston

The Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday hit headlines the world over after protestors pulled down the statue of slave trader Edward Colston and rolled him down to the docks and into the river.

Bristol Dry Gin: ‘You can always issue an apology in the local paper…’

Micro distillery Bristol Dry Gin have had a huge backlash for using George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter protests to market their new gin. We talk to a pub landlord about why they won’t be stocking their products.

Councillors say City Hall officers ‘unduly influenced’ by reporting direct to Mayor

Councillor Clive Stevens says he cannot always trust what officers say because they are ‘fearful of pressure from their boss’.

Council owned Bristol Energy put up for sale amid controversy

Opposition councillors are demanding a full inquiry into loss-making Bristol Energy after the city council put it up for sale.

What's the council ever done for us?

Everyone loves to have a good moan about the council. But they still provide vital public services. Here’s a few.

'I have never experienced such intense stress': Social workers on the strain of cuts

Soaring workloads and the impact of austerity can make a tough job unbearable, say children’s social workers