Talking robots transforming care sector, thanks to Metro Mayor grant

A care robot called Genie met Metro Mayor Dan Norris to explain how it is caring for the region’s older and disabled adults thanks to cash injection from the Metro Mayor on Wednesday, during Carers Week. Developed by Stoke Gifford-based Service Robotics, Genie is the world’s first “remote care” companion robot, designed to help deliver moreContinue reading “Talking robots transforming care sector, thanks to Metro Mayor grant”

Bristol Bike Project: greener than the rest, thanks to Metro Mayor grant

A much-loved community bike project celebrating 15 years repairing and rehoming unwanted bicycles explained to Metro Mayor Dan Norris just how they are going green and cutting their energy bills thanks to a cash injection from the West of England Combined Authority he leads. Born in 2008 in a back garden in Montpelier, the nowContinue reading “Bristol Bike Project: greener than the rest, thanks to Metro Mayor grant”

METRO MAYOR MEETS WALES FIRST MINISTER, HAILS PARTNERSHIP WORKING

Metro Mayor Dan Norris has met with First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford as part of an initiative to strengthen collaboration opportunities between the West of England and Wales. The meeting in Cardiff agreed to further develop the partnership between both in areas such as marine energy across the River Severn and Celtic Sea, withContinue reading “METRO MAYOR MEETS WALES FIRST MINISTER, HAILS PARTNERSHIP WORKING”

All aboard! First Bus to run £57 million Cribbs Patchway bus service

Metro Mayor Dan Norris officially welcomed First Bus aboard plans for the brand-new Cribbs Causeway to Bristol Parkway bus service. First Bus will run the new Cribbs Patchway ‘m4’ service opening in Spring 2023. Mayor Norris officially made the announcement alongside South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Steve Reade, and First’s Managing Director Doug Claringbold atContinue reading “All aboard! First Bus to run £57 million Cribbs Patchway bus service”

Bath indies boosted thanks to new Visit Somerset partnership, says Metro Mayor

Over £50 million which could support Bath’s independent shops is going into the pockets of big tech, says Visit Somerset CEO John Turner, but a brand-new partnership could begin to reverse this trend. Mr Turner explained to Metro Mayor Dan Norris just how he plans to support Bath’s thriving indies after uniting with Bath IndependentContinue reading “Bath indies boosted thanks to new Visit Somerset partnership, says Metro Mayor”