Number of homeless single people more than triples during pandemic
While rough sleeping has plummeted in the past 12 months, there has been a sharp increase in the number of people living in temporary accommodation.
A new home for Bristol Bike Project to help make bikes available for all
A co-operatively run project that provides affordable means of transport to the most vulnerable is very close to moving to a new home.
Only Labour in mayor's cabinet, but Greens take more scrutiny roles at the council
Re-elected Mayor Marvin Rees has resisted pressure to appoint Green party councillors to his cabinet, but the main opposition has increased power in key committees
Tenants facing eviction at Hartcliffe allotments fight to save a decade of growing
The Court Farm Road Allotment Association says their eviction alongside Hartcliffe City Farm - which they share a site with but are independent of - makes no sense. The community team who have taken on the farm say the council promised them a clean slate.
Bristol to create 66 new special school places
The new places will go some way towards addressing Bristol’s chronic shortage of special school places, but it’s still unclear when the places will be available.
Tory Bristol councillor faces legal action after comparing council managers to Nazis
Tory councillor Richard Eddy said attempts to justify controversial plans to transfer about 200 staff to Bristol Waste by council management was “worthy of Dr Goebbels and the Third Reich”, while Lib Dem councillor Gary Hopkins said: “I don’t believe a word of what has been presented to us by the...
The personal trainer working out for Bristol’s asylum seekers and refugees
Tim and his family fled from religious persecution in Nigeria. Here he tells how he is taking back control “within a system where you don’t often win”.
Bristol students speak out about crushing ‘climate anxiety’
A survey conducted by student newspaper Epigram has revealed the impact of the climate crisis on students’ hopes and fears for the future.
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.