Reports

Ashley Down Oak saved after local campaign

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has announced that experts have found a solution that protects the tree and and avoids subsidence to the nearby home.

Mayor Rees re-appoints key positions amid calls for rainbow cabinet

After the Greens more than doubled their number of councillors, there has been speculation about whether the newly re-elected Labour mayor will appoint councillors from other parties to his cabinet.

Greens take 12 seats off Labour to become joint biggest party in Bristol City Council

During a shocking day of results, Labour lost votes to the Greens in traditional strongholds like Lawrence Hill and Lockleaze, and cabinet members were among the victims.

Marvin Rees re-elected as Bristol mayor despite Green surge

The Labour candidate received a smaller vote share than in 2016, but it was enough to see off Green candidate Sandy Hore-Ruthven.

Labour gain West of England metro mayor from the Tories

In a rare victory during a difficult weekend for Labour across England, Dan Norris said it was made possible by party leader Keir Starmer.

Conservative Mark Shelford beats Labour candidate in Police and Crime Commissioner election

The tight race between the Tories and Labour went through to the second round, with the final winning margin being just 15,000 votes.

Housing hustings underlines scale of crisis facing next Bristol mayor, leaving more questions than answers

Mayoral candidates admit government support is needed to really get to grips with housing crisis, while some questions remain over details of sitting mayor Marvin Rees's plans for next term.

What am I voting for on 6 May? Bristol's local elections explained

Bristol goes to the polls on 6 May to elect the city's mayor, councillors, regional mayor and police and crime commissioner. Here's a handy guide about what it all means.

What is the Police and Crime Bill, why does it matter, and why are people so angry?

The wave of dissent ongoing in Bristol looks set to continue across the UK as the Home Office’s Police and Crime Bill progresses. What’s at stake in the proposed legislation, how will it impact individuals and communities, and what alternatives do its opponents propose?

Bristol’s fourth Police and Crime Bill protest remains peaceful after hands-off policing

After last week’s protests against the Police and Crime Bill saw heavy-handed policing and clashes with protesters, the city’s fourth demo last night went ahead peacefully with no intervention from the police.

Debunked: Expired MOT does not prove police vehicle fires were ‘staged’

Ever since a police van and car were set alight during disturbances in Bristol, false claims have circulated on social media that the vehicles’ expired MOTs prove that the events were ‘staged’.

Police and Mayor ‘decided collectively’ to clear sit-down protest on College Green

In a candid radio interview with the Bristol Police Area Commander this morning, it was disclosed that police decided collectively with the Mayor to clear...

How Bristol politicians and election candidates have responded to Friday’s Police and Crime Bill protest

Statements by the parties and candidates on protests and policing in the lead up to May’s local elections.

Watch: Police forcefully break up Police and Crime Bill sit-down protest followed by major clashes

Around 1,000 defied Covid-19 restrictions to attend the third protest against the Police and Crime Bill in the space of a week.

These workers on strike at British Gas are facing ‘fire and rehire’. Is this a sign of things to come?

As we speak to Bristol’s British Gas workers striking against ‘fire and rehire’ tactics, similar disputes rage across the country - is this a sign of the times?

Police violently shut down peaceful sit down occupation of College Green

The protest was peaceful before police arrived, with participants sitting down listening to speeches and singing.

Bristol and the Police and Crime bill; A day and night of protest and unrest

As videos gripped the world from the clashes on Sunday night, a report on the day’s events and how thousands protested against the Police and Crime Bill.

Watch: How the Police and Crime Bill riot in Bristol unfolded

Bristol is reeling after some of the most serious clashes between protestors and police seen in Britain for years.

Bristol councillor launches attack on the Labour group after quitting party

A Bristol councillor describes the Labour party as being “focused on power for power’s sake and beset with a culture of fear and bullying”

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.

Councillors approve public consultation on controversial strip club ban

Plans to ban sexual entertainment venues have been cricitised by councillors, sex workers and the nighttime economy sector. But now the public will have its say.

Cost of Bristol Beacon refurb more than doubled

The refurbishment cost has more than doubled, partly because of a huge number of unforeseen structural problems.

'Colston 4' to stand trial at Bristol Crown Court on 13 December

The protestors have pleaded not guilty and their lawyers say they will ‘fight these criminal charges vigorously’.

Analysis: Budget bust up between Labour councillors and mayor over council house rent freezes

As City Hall delivered the budget this week, we analysed what it means for the city, sitting through a four-hour meeting so you don’t have to.