Her Majesty the Queen: 1926 – 2022

Commenting on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today (Thursday 8 September), Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “This is an immensely sad day. Her Majesty The Queen has been a constant presence during all of our lives and during so many periods of immense change, not just in the West of England andContinue reading “Her Majesty the Queen: 1926 – 2022”

“PEOPLE WILL DIE”: ENERGY BILLS TO HIT £3,549 FROM OCTOBER – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS

Commenting on the announcement from Ofgem today (Friday 26 August) that the energy price cap will jump to £3,549 in October, Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “The country is galloping towards a winter emergency. Local people already struggling to make ends meet will be even more worried after today’s announcement. “The government simply cannot allowContinue reading ““PEOPLE WILL DIE”: ENERGY BILLS TO HIT £3,549 FROM OCTOBER – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS”

Butterflies and mini-beasts: Metro Mayor enjoys Blaise Museum buzzy bee fun

Metro Mayor Dan Norris got ‘buzzy’ as joined Blaise Museum for a day of fun, bee-themed activities. With summer flowers now in full bloom, the Blaise estate became a hive of activity, with the Metro Mayor joining Head of Collections and Archives Ray Barnett and Bristol families for a fun day out to teach localsContinue reading “Butterflies and mini-beasts: Metro Mayor enjoys Blaise Museum buzzy bee fun”

RAISING A STINK: METRO MAYOR URGES ACTION AFTER WESSEX WATER FOUND TO HAVE PUMPED RAW SEWAGE INTO LOCAL RIVERS AND LAKES FOR “MORE THAN 565,000 HOURS”

Wessex Water spent more than 565,000 hours pumping raw sewage into the West of England’s waters since 2016, new figures obtained by Labour show. According to Labour’s analysis of data from the Environment Agency, the water firm spent 565,066 hours discharging sewage between 2016 and 2021 into the natural environment, including bathing spots such asContinue reading “RAISING A STINK: METRO MAYOR URGES ACTION AFTER WESSEX WATER FOUND TO HAVE PUMPED RAW SEWAGE INTO LOCAL RIVERS AND LAKES FOR “MORE THAN 565,000 HOURS””

Pets and the cost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis is affecting everyone and that includes our pets too. Sadly the Dogs Trust says the number of owners speaking to them about giving up their dog has “risen to the highest levels” since 2014. My cocker spaniel Angel and I thought this article from the BBC had some great tips:Continue reading “Pets and the cost of living crisis”