Reports

Bristol City Council goes back to the drawing board on Cumberland Basin plans

The council goes back to basics with its controversial ‘Western Harbour’ proposals after previous concerns about transparency.

Southmead Hospital taking 'critically ill COVID patients' from as far away as Birmingham

Southmead Hospital faces 'challenge' as patient numbers hit a peak and surgeries and routine appointments are cancelled last month.

Transparency changes promised at the council to prevent another Bristol Energy fiasco

Top Bristol councillors will get confidential briefings on commercially sensitive information in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the Bristol Energy fiasco. Three members...

'Not guilty' plead the Colston 4

The case will be heard in Bristol Crown Court on 8 February.

The Bristol Briefing: Cases down, hospital admissions and vaccines up, plus the Colston 4 trial

What you need to know on Covid and what else is happening in the city - including the upcoming trial of the ‘Colston 4’

Fear of 'cover-ups', bad decisions and squandering taxpayers' money

A cross-party group of councillors fear “cover-ups”, bad decisions and taxpayers’ money being squandered by Bristol City Council. Now they call for better access rights to information.

Damning report condemns council's ‘inadequate’ decision-making process for Bristol Energy

External auditor Grant Thorton said Bristol City Council was not properly informed before investing extra money into Bristol Energy. The information the cabinet received also "did not clearly state the risks" and was "out of date", they add

The Bristol Briefing: More Covid patients fill up Bristol hospitals, but spread of virus slows

The worrying spike of positive cases of Covid-19 since Chistmas appears to be flattening out in Bristol, but pressure on the NHS continues to rise.

Further £15 million of public money 'lost' to Bristol Energy

Bristol Energy lost another £14.8million last year, latest financial data shows. Now a public interest report is being sought to find out what went wrong.

The Bristol Briefing: Record number of Covid patients in Bristol hospitals, as city in 'most critical point' of pandemic

More vaccination centres will open next week, but there is now a record number of patients in local hospitals, putting the NHS under "extreme pressure".

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol bucks worrying national trend as it enters Tier 2

With more relaxed restrictions for Bristol until the end of the year, the city's infection rates fell further this week, but the council expects it to rise again in the coming weeks.

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol Covid-19 rate falls below England average for first time since October

The Covid-19 latest 📉 Bristol’s infection rate has fallen below the England average for the first time since early October. There were 589 new cases...

The council are now opposed to Bristol Airport expansion despite previous support. But what does that mean for the plans?

A motion passed at last night’s council meeting commits Bristol City Council to opposing the Bristol Airport expansion and for the mayor to support any...

The Bristol Briefing: Avonmouth explosion victims named, as Covid cases continue to fall

A 16-year-old has been named among the four victims of the deadly blast at the Wessex Water plant in Avonmouth. Plus the latest developments on Covid-19 in Bristol.

Bristol hospitality sector under threat pleads for rent help from council and government

Job losses of ‘tens of thousands’ are possible as independent venues struggle to pay their bills and Bristol enters tier 3.

New Bristol care home for disabled children to open after St Christopher’s closure

The privately-run home closed down in 2019. Now the council wants to fill the gap with in-house services instead of forking out for expensive placements outside Bristol.

Trial begins of men accused of killing Weston-Super-Mare man Mikhail Hanid

We’re here at Bristol Crown Court on day two of the trial for the killing of Mikhail Hanid.  Mr Hanid, 47, died in hospital on...

The Bristol Briefing: First Covid vaccinations in 10 days' time as Bristol enters Tier 3

Bristol's infection rate has fallen as the city prepares for at least two more weeks of strict measures after the national lockdown ends.

The Bristol Briefing: Covid-19 rate falls in possible sign that lockdown is working

It may be good news, but new cases remain among the highest in the country, and hospitals under serious pressure.

Bristol Water is trying to hike your bills and 'tip the scales in investors' favour'

If they are successful, it could open the door to price increases across the board.

The Bristol Briefing: spike in Covid-19 cases, anti-lockdown protests and other news from across the city

Welcome to the Cable weekly briefing on coronavirus, and some other goings on in the city - helping you cut through the ‘infodemic’.

Private mental health hospital has serious problems, say inspectors

The CQC has demanded urgent improvements at the Priory Hospital Bristol after uncovering issues with staffing, leadership, medication and safeguarding.

Regional row: Mayor Marvin Rees accused of blocking West of England Combined Authority expansion

The neighbouring Tory, Liberal Democrat and Independent local authority leaders have accused Mr Rees of "putting party politics before doing the right thing for the region."

Bristol Covid cases stabilise but hospital admissions still on the rise as lockdown begins

The one thing you need to read this week about Covid-19 in Bristol