The annual salary for the Bristol mayor will increase from £70,605 to £79,468.Read the full story ›
Police have launched an investigation after an offensive message was sprayed outside Mr Rees’ home address.Read the full story ›
Marvin Rees told ITV West Country that that Brabazon Hangars in Filton is not the preferred site for the arena.Read the full story ›
The Council is deciding between two locations for the arena. The contractor has suggested work could be cheaper than first thought.Read the full story ›
Marvin Rees has announced he is scrapping plans to take £1.4m from the libraries budget to help save councils £108million deficitRead the full story ›
Work at the current site was paused in November whilst a 'value for money' review was carried out.Read the full story ›
The Mayor of Bristol has joined leaders of a number of other UK cities in calling on the government for increased powers and investment.
Marvin Rees visited Westminster yesterday to deliver a report on behalf of Core Cities UK, a joint project by ten of the UK's largest cities.
The Mayor says Bristol has "faced significantly reduced government funding, while the cost of providing vital services to more people has risen substantially."
So far, ministers have not involved us in plans for the economy after Brexit – so I, with the other core city leaders, am taking the opportunity to start that discussion, and we are reminding ministers we want to be part of an inclusive conversation.
Thousands of people took part in a demonstration in Bristol against austerity measures. The rally was called by the city's Mayor Marvin Rees in response to cutbacks imposed by the government. It was the biggest protest to take place in the city centre for some years.
The crowds rallied on College Green before marching to Cabot Circus and onto Castle Park. The mood remained light, despite heavy showers.
The demonstrators were supporting Mayor Marvin Rees's demands for more money from the Government - Bristol City Council has to make cuts of more than £100 million in the next five years.
Here's the full report from Ashna Hurynag:
Bristol City Council says it needs to make £104million savings over the next five years because of budget cuts from central government.Read the full story ›
Several changes to major roles on Mayor Marvin Rees’ Cabinet have been made following a reshuffle at Bristol City Council.Read the full story ›