Woman standing on an outside landing of high-rise flats

Reports

‘This is long overdue’: campaigning high-rise residents promised action to improve their homes

After years of living in crumbling, leaking housing, and putting pressure on the council to take action, people in neglected blocks of flats at St Jude's hope change is finally coming.

‘Hypocritical and unacceptable’: Leading climate academics call out Bristol Uni for accepting fossil fuel funding

‘You needed young people’: how one man nurtured a community on an east Bristol allotment site

Reports

Local experts condemn Sunak’s draughty homes U-turn as likely to cost lives

Last week, the government announced it would not be raising the minimum energy efficiency standards of privately rented properties – which will leave thousands of renters living in cold homes.

Future of Cities

Bristol’s flood defences are being pushed to their limit. What is the city’s long-term plan, and will it be enough?

Future of Cities

Urban growers are quietly laying the ground for a food revolution. Can it become a reality?

Campaigners ‘marry’ River Avon as battle against water sewage pollution continues

Since the mayor’s decision in November not to grant special status to a popular swimming spot, sewage has been discharged into the Avon for the equivalent of 35 days.

This week in Bristol: Demonstrators say council is “refusing to correct” conservation mistake

After accidentally giving a landowner permission to cut down an ancient Bristol hedgerow with protected status as a biodiversity haven, the council say there’s nothing they can do.

Why Bristol needs to build a sustainable food system – before disaster strikes

Bristol is recognised as a leading city in sustainable food. But with international food systems creaking and the impact of climate change on the horizon, even more needs to be done.

Revealed: Data tool shows extent of sewage spills at popular Bristol swimming spot – and it’s grim

As campaigners work tirelessly to document sewage spills by Wessex Water into the Avon, top bosses at the water company have earned big bonuses for meeting environmental targets.

This week in Bristol: Airport expansion granted by High Court – but campaigners vow to fight on

Expansion would see the airport increase its capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per year.

Councillors sign off 20-year deal aimed at decarbonising Bristol’s energy networks

Councillors this week approved the two-decade City Leap partnership, paving the way for hundreds of millions of pounds to be invested into heat networks, retrofit and other renewable technologies in Bristol.