Reports

Progress on Bristol’s SEND failings but relationships with parents still troubled, inspectors find

Report by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission says now up to government to decide next steps, as inquiry into alleged social media spying looms.

Bristol mum served eviction notice when agency caught wind of her separation from partner

Local housing for local people in Lockleaze: can it work?

Illustration showing disabled people being excluded from Bristol's Clean Air Zone (CAZ) (image: Sophia Checkley)

Reports

The cost of clean air: how Bristol’s CAZ has left disabled people feeling forgotten

Disabled people can be badly affected by air pollution, and many support the aims of Bristol's Clean Air Zone (CAZ). But there are questions as to whether the council has done enough to consider the knock-on effects on their lives.

Image of Abi Hill, Loco Klub's venue manager, with programming manager Sam Patching (credit: Aphra Evans)

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Bristol venues brace for another challenging winter in face of energy and cost of living crises

Reports

Bristol council was warned of polystyrene cladding dangers long before tower block blaze, so why didn’t it act sooner?

Community support for Castle Park development was overstated, claim members of local group

Plans to develop the derelict site around St Mary Le Port in central Bristol were approved by councillors, but questions are now being raised about how the views of local residents were used during the process.

Bristol Airport expansion appeal decision pending. Win or lose, campaigners are making an impact by playing the long game.

The Cable was in court for the latest chapter in the long-running legal saga, and joined Bristol Airport Action Network for a drink when all was said and done.

Bristol to push back on ‘unrealistic’ government housing targets in bid to protect green spaces

Councillors unanimously pass motion calling for city's new local plan, which sets out where homes can be built, to be based on 'evidence-based' targets that focus on Bristol's acute need for affordable housing.

As nurses vote for historic industrial action, is Bristol facing a winter of strikes? 

Nurses have voted for a national strike over pay for the first time ever, joining Bristol workers across multiple industries pushing for better pay and conditions as the UK goes from the cost of living crisis into recession.

Bristol tower block fire fuelled by flammable cladding that’s fitted to many of the city’s high rises

Polystyrene insulation contributed to the spread of a blaze at Eccleston House. The council has committed to removing the material from its high rises – but it could take a decade.

Explainer: How many protected bike lanes does Bristol actually have?

The council has claimed there are 75 miles of segregated cycle lanes in Bristol, but Sustrans says there were only 12 miles of cycle tracks physically separated from traffic in 2021. What’s going on?