WEST OF ENGLAND BUS BOOST: METRO MAYOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS

Metro Mayor Dan Norris has unveiled a £7 million package of bus improvements that will see buses running at “turn up and go frequencies” during rush hour on five key West of England routes; buses every 15 minutes on more main line routes that serve passengers changing from a WESTlink minibus and over 3,000 additional journey hoursContinue reading “WEST OF ENGLAND BUS BOOST: METRO MAYOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS”

Shell profits soar to £32 BILLION as residents struggle to pay energy bills

Shell profits soared to £32.2 billion in 2022 – the highest in its 115-year history – as thousands of West of England residents struggle to pay their energy bills. The latest figures from Shell far exceed its previous record profits of £25billion back in 2008 and comes off the back of soaring energy prices dueContinue reading “Shell profits soar to £32 BILLION as residents struggle to pay energy bills”

BRISTOL AIRPORT EXPANSION CHALLENGE REJECTED – METRO MAYOR REACTS

Today (Tuesday 31 January 2023) a High Court challenge against Bristol Airport’s expansion plans were rejected. Reacting to the High Court decision on Bristol Airport Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “The deep concerns of local people and the decisions of local politicians have come into head-on collision with national government policy that is not fitContinue reading “BRISTOL AIRPORT EXPANSION CHALLENGE REJECTED – METRO MAYOR REACTS”

MAYOR BACKS CREATIVES WITH £1MILLION EXTRA FUNDING

The West of England Create Growth Programme, which provides support and investment to local creative industries, will be expanded with more than £1 million of new funding, Metro Mayor Dan Norris has announced. West of England games developers, those working in film and TV, the arts and more, are set to benefit. The investment willContinue reading “MAYOR BACKS CREATIVES WITH £1MILLION EXTRA FUNDING”

KEY TRAIN, BIKE AND SCOOTER PROJECTS GET THE GREEN LIGHT AS MAYOR CELEBRATES BUMPER CASH YEAR FOR MAYORAL COMBINED AUTHORITY

The West of England Mayoral region moved into a new phase of delivery, celebrating how the Combined Authority is one of the most successful in the country at bringing in resources from government – with a 256% increase in funds in 2022 announced in this year’s budget (voted through today Friday 27 January 2023) TheContinue reading “KEY TRAIN, BIKE AND SCOOTER PROJECTS GET THE GREEN LIGHT AS MAYOR CELEBRATES BUMPER CASH YEAR FOR MAYORAL COMBINED AUTHORITY”