Podcasts

Listen: The Debrief – why does transparency matter, and is the council getting any better at it?

It’s almost six months since the Cable asked why Bristol’s performance on FOI requests was so poor. As the city’s political system prepares for change, Alex Turner talks to Priyanka Raval about why this is important, and whether we can look forward to more open local government.

‘Freedom of information laws have been working for nearly 25 years – but warning lights are flashing’

Transparency matters: why is Bristol City Council failing on freedom of information?

Reports

Judge orders Bristol City Council to disclose secret report after freedom of information battle

A Green councillor has accused the council of being scared of scrutiny after trying for 18 months to get hold of a feasibility report into the idea of a workplace parking levy.

Bristol and Beyond

Tony Blair is right to call himself a nincompoop,

Investigations

Exclusive: Less than 1 in 5 rape crimes result in a charge by Avon and Somerset police