Edition 28

Power, personalities and PR: why this year could see the end of a mayor for Bristol

The role of the mayor has come up yet again as councillors clashed recently on the budget. Ahead of the mayoral referendum in May, it’s crucial we cut through the rhetoric to have a real choice.

WECA scraps its climate plan: ‘Not ambitious enough’

Bristol councillor launches attack on the Labour group after quitting party

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

Bristol will be charging drivers to tackle air pollution, but other changes are on the way too

Bristol's Clean Air Zone has finally been decided. We spoke to cabinet member for transport, Kye Dudd, speaks about air pollution, plans for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, and doubling down on measures brought in at the start of the pandemic.


Regional row: Mayor Marvin Rees accused of blocking West of England Combined Authority expansion

Fight For Fair Air

Opinion: Bristol’s leadership is failing to stop the city choking

This is the company set to profit from an arena in Filton

The infrastructure giant is one of the largest in southeast Asia.

Marvin doesn’t want more ‘headlines’: Sacks cabinet members in spat

Marvin Rees’ decision to fire Tory and Green from cabinet leads to criticism of “poor leadership” and “inability to accept criticism”.

Conflicting reports over why Tories didn’t meet core city leaders

There’s some confusion over why Tory ministers didn’t show up

Bristolians get ready for mass protest against austerity

Thousands of people are expected to show up at this Saturday’s protest

Mayor calls rally but questions on strategy remain

Mayor leads a coalition of core cities to wrest power from Westminster and challenge austerity

Video Exclusive: Marvin Rees Interview

Mayor of Bristol on his attitude towards central government over budget cuts, his vision for local authorities' future, and approaches to progressive politics.