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

Independent businesses are being hammered by rising energy bills as cost of living rises force customers tighten their purse strings.

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.

‘A beautiful spot, crying out to be nurtured’: meet the people behind Filwood’s gardening revolution

Campaigns to save green spaces around Knowle West from developers have gained deserved attention. But residents have also taken it upon themselves to reclaim smaller plots, which are now thriving for the community’s benefit.

Meet the new queer collectives pushing the boundaries of Bristol’s nightlife

For a city of its size, Bristol is not overrun with dedicated queer nightlife spaces. But since coronavirus restrictions have eased, several new groups of creatives have set out to change things.

Bristol goes to the ball

Ballroom culture, which Bristol photographer Darren Shepherd describes as 'the personification of queer resilience and queer joy', has been enjoying a resurgence in our city.

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?

This week in Bristol: House building targets ‘unachievable’

Plus the latest on Turbo Island, the energy crisis and Voi e-scooters.

Blind people facing ‘ongoing’ discrimination by taxi services, local organisations say

Blind and partially sighted people say they and their guide dogs are still being refused taxi services in Bristol, despite recent law changes meant to strengthen their rights.