Image of people protesting against the closure of dental care services in St Pauls, Bristol in June 2023 (credit: Alexander Turner)

Reports

Campaigners say St Paul’s dentist could have reopened sooner, after enquiry went unanswered

NHS denies busy surgery where thousands queued could have stayed open, but residents' group leaders call for more transparency.

Labour’s Clare Moody wins Avon and Somerset police and crime commissioner election

None of the above: what are the alternatives for Bristol voters fed up of the big parties?

Reports

Police and crime commissioner candidates on knife crime, institutional racism and public health policing

Avon and Somerset is going to the polls to elect the region's next crime commissioner. We took them to task on their priorities and strategic vision for policing.

Local Elections 2024

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Jos Clark on ‘bloody rude’ Marvin, looming Labour thrashing and Lib Dem comeback

Local Elections 2024

As Labour and the Greens battle it out, how do their policies stack up?

Owner of ex-pub and cinema should up his landlord game before developing more flats, say tenants

High-profile plans to turn a former Wetherspoons on Church Road into housing have been withdrawn this week. Some tenants of the developer, Landrose, say it needs to improve its service to people already living in its properties.

‘It’s completely put a stop to Mariella’s life’: The lasting impact of being convicted on a riot charge

Three years after her arrest for ‘rioting’ at a Kill the Bill protest, Mariella Gedge-Rogers is serving a lengthy jail term on a controversial and rarely used criminal charge. While she struggles to rebuild her life, police officers who brutally beat demonstrators still aren’t being held to account.

What matters most to you about Bristol’s local elections?

We want to hear from readers what questions they'd like us to answer ahead of our comprehensive guide to May's local elections.

Together for Change: The Cable joins citywide campaign to tackle knife crime in Bristol

Knife violence has had a devastating effect on the communities it has impacted in Bristol. Today we come together as a city to say enough is enough, with the aim of developing a community-focused 'task force'.

Bristol councillors vote down Marvin Rees’ final budget after bad-tempered debate

The Greens came under fire for voting against Labour’s plans without providing alternative solutions. With councils going bankrupt elsewhere in the country, the stakes are high as Bristol prepares to ditch its mayoral system.

Bristol rogue trader slapped with criminal order after victims built dossier to expose him

Lewis Thomas, who operated anonymous carpentry businesses on social media, has six months to pay back £5,000 after pleading guilty to fraudulent practices.