New figures reveal the number of social houses in Bristol has risen by just SIX under the Conservative government - while the population has soared by more than 30,000. The council has made more social houses available through housing associations, but 1255 council houses have been lost, mostly to the Tory’s Right to Buy scheme. Official figures published recently showed there were 27,198 council houses in Bristol in 2017 and a further 11,987 owned by “private registered providers”, or PRPs.
Two people were rescued by firefighters yesterday (Sunday, January 21) after their car got stuck in floodwaters in North Somerset. Fire crews from Bedminster, Weston-super-Mare and Winscombe responded to two people who had become trapped after they got caught in flood waters. The incident, which occurred at 4.40pm in Winscombe, near the Mendip Hills, came after heavy rain over the weekend. Elsewhere fire crews in Bath also had to rescue a driver after a car was carried away in a swollen river.
A man slapped with a £320 fine after parking outside a hotel for 37 minutes says he is fuming. Music promoter Hywel Gregory says he now fears the car park's owners Smart Parking will put a black mark on his credit record just as he is trying to get a mortgage. Hywel, 25, puts on house and techno music events in his spare time. He says he had to pick up two artists from Bristol Airport in November 2017 and drop them off at the Bristol Mercure Holland House hotel, near St Mary Redcliffe church.
@_AmyZena Hi Amy, I work for the Bristol Post - I've been writing a lot lately about the pressures faced by NHS patients and staff during the winter crisis. Would you be up for chatting a bit about your experiences today?
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