Podcasts

Listen: The Debrief – Bristol is ditching its mayor, but what can it learn from Sheffield?

On 2 May 2024, Bristol will wave goodbye to its mayor and return to a committee system. Isaac Kneebone Hopkins chats with Priyanka Raval about what we can learn from Sheffield's experience of local government reform.

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

WECA scraps its climate plan: ‘Not ambitious enough’

Reports

Bristol councillor launches attack on the Labour group after quitting party

A Bristol councillor describes the Labour party as being “focused on power for power’s sake and beset with a culture of fear and bullying”

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

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

Reports

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

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

Marvin Rees’ announcement this week that there is a ‘timeline’ for producing a Clean Air Plan is too little, too late.

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