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Temporary coronavirus mortuary to open as council prepares for 'worst case scenario'

The new mortuary will increase Bristol City Council's capacity to deal with deceased people by two-thirds.

Under fire letting agents to propose rent reduction after 130 students go on strike

Digs letting agency admit email was “insensitive” and say they will speak to landlords about options, including 50% rent reduction.

This NHS worker is facing eviction, as Bristol rallies to help coronavirus heroes

A Bristol NHS trust is paying to put up frontline workers in hotels so they can self-isolate, while communities offer their support.

Councillors give themselves a pay rise

Bristol city councillors have awarded themselves a pay hike costing council tax payers an extra £180,000 a year while freezing the salaries of top officers....

Bristolians are self-organising a phenomenal coronavirus fight back in ways that will outlast pandemic

While the first priority is responding to urgent needs, for many involved, they hope the bonds built in communities will outlast this current crisis.

Violent assault on ex-landlord of The Office in Speedwell

The former owner of The Office, aka the Strachan and Henshaw building, spent two weeks in hospital after the attack.

Councillors throw out airport expansion plans, but is this the end of the road?

North Somerset joins the ranks of Southampton and Stansted, whose local councillors also voted to reject airport expansion plans.

Exclusive: Special needs school to close amid police probe into care home

St Christopher’s residential home closed last year amid a child cruelty investigation. Now the much-criticised day school will shut its doors in March.

Residents slam 'serious flaw' in planning process in campaign to save threatened trees

Crucial questions remain unanswered in the ongoing fight to protect M32 Maples, including who owns the trees.

Final Bristol tower block with Grenfell-like cladding to have it removed

Final Bristol tower bloc with Grenfell-like cladding to have it removed

Experiment in democracy, as council to pilot citizens' assemblies

Bristolians could be gathered to make decisions on issues such as the climate crisis.

Local policing has been slashed and violent crime is up. Who will claim the mantle of ‘law and order’?

Avon and Somerset Police has had 19% of its police officers cut since the Conservatives came to power in 2010

Bristol female MP candidates speak out about misogynistic abuse

Threatening and violent language towards our politicians raises bigger questions.

Bristol South: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

Bristol South has some of the most deprived areas in the country. Here’s what the different candidates say they’re going to do about it.

Bristol West: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

The race for Bristol West is on, with Green and Labour candidates both saying they’re the most deserving of the Remain vote.

Bristol East: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

Incumbent, Labour’s Kerry McCarthy is expected to win again this election, as she has the previous three, but with a much reduced majority.

Chris Skidmore, Kingswood MP, declined to give statement in staffer’s sexual assault case, says detective

Chris Skidmore’s former parliamentary aide was cleared of sexually assaulting a teenager. The MP says he offered his full support to the police investigation. But a detective claims he declined to provide a police statement.

General Election 2019 newsletter

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Bristol North West: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

The marginal seat has flipped between Labour and Tories for years.

Kingswood: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

Party allegiances aren’t permanent in Kingswood, with the seat historically swinging between Labour and Conservative, and candidates will be using Brexit, austerity and climate change to tempt voters.

Lib Dem use of data misleading in marginal seat of Bristol North West

The criticism comes after national controversy about tactical voting advice and use of polling data.

Local Tory MP takes donation from private jet mogul

The donation comes as the aviation industry is likely to come under scrutiny during the general election for its impact on the climate crisis.

Bristol Council votes to ban diesel cars from city centre

All privately owned diesel vehicles will be banned from the city centre between 7am and 3pm from March 2021.

The race is on for Tory held marginal Filton and Bradley Stoke

Labour is on the offensive and mobilising hundreds despite trailing in polls.

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