‘Life-saving’ council service for adults with learning disabilities facing cut

A Bristol woman says Concord Lodge saved her sister's life at a time when adults with learning disabilities are being locked up in psychiatric hospitals due to a lack of alternative.

Funding reinstated for SEND charity at heart of council social media spying row

Tories lose majority in South Gloucestershire at local elections

Image of Legal & General's Bonnington modular homes scheme in Lockleaze, which has faced long delays (credit: David Griffiths)


Insurance giant Legal & General to shut factory that makes homes for hugely delayed Lockleaze scheme

L&G says the move, which will result in 450 job losses, will not affect homes at the Bonnington scheme being completed by spring 2024 – 18 months late.


Major restrictions on cars revealed in Bristol’s first liveable neighbourhood scheme

Image of East Bristol Intermediate Care Centre (credit: Google)


Bristol’s final council-run rehab centre set to close as part of adult social care cuts

Bristol Zoo: Plans approved for nearly 200 homes despite huge public opposition

Almost 10,000 petitioners urged Bristol City Council to refuse planning permission for the scheme.

‘Instead of 20 people on the bus, we’ll have 10 taxis’: how cuts to Bristol’s buses are hitting BS3

Axing bus services is leaving already marginalised communities stranded. New responsive travel initiatives are aiming to connect communities to key transport routes, but do they really meet people's needs?

Thousands to be effectively kicked off council housing waiting list as part of allocations shake-up

Bristol City Council bosses say it isn't right giving people false hope of ever finding social housing when their chance of being housed is so slim – less than a 1% chance in some cases.

Revealed: Over half of Bristol’s rental homes would fail to meet proposed new energy efficiency standard

In the midst of the energy crisis, 57% of private rental properties in the city inspected between 2018 and 2022 were rated below EPC band C – the proposed new minimum standard for a home’s energy performance.

Boat dwellers threaten council with legal action over ‘unreasonable mooring fee hike’

People living in Bristol Harbour claim the lack of consultation over the increase to mooring fees, which is due to come into force in April, was unlawful. 

Notorious Bristol property boss fined more than £10,000 for eyesores

Mushtaq Ahmed was fined £10,327 for failing to comply with a legal order to clean up three empty buildings he owns – after the Cable revealed the potential breach earlier this year.