From the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge to the S.S. Great Britain, St. Nicholas Market and the city's great bars and nightlife, get to know Bristol with our latest city guide.

Year after year, Rightmove.co.uk sees a huge surge in traffic over the festive period, especially on Boxing Day when there were more than 1.3million visits to the website last year! This means that people are actively looking at homes, so there is no better time for you to be online and selling!

Will George get Britain building? In the Commons at the end of November, George Osborne conjured several unexpected rabbits out of his Autumn Statement hat. His U-turn on tax credits hogged most of the headlines, but the Chancellor also had various major announcements to make regarding housing, including news of a 3% surcharge on stamp duty for buy-to-let properties and second homes from April 2016. This will hit landlords hard said critics, and could drive up the cost of rents. The Chancellor also said he was going to tackle the “crisis in home ownership” with a £7billion pledge to deliver “the largest house building programme since the 1970s”. That means delivering 400,000 new homes by 2020. It's very nearly 2016. Better get building.

The Greater Brislington Neighbourhood Partnership is looking for resident members for both the Partnership and Well Being Panel Meetings, and for local residents to come along to the Forum meetings to both find out and share what is happening locally.

News: Good for starters? David Cameron has pledged to do away with planning rules that require property developers to build affordable homes for rent — an idea that aims to increase the building of homes for first-time buyers. The Conservatives know they have to deliver on the promises announced in their manifesto: namely that 200,000 starter homes will be built over the course of the next Parliament, reserved for first-time buyers under 40 and sold at 20 per cent below the market price. Mark Hayward, Managing Director of the National Association of Estate Agents, says that while this is good news, 200,000 homes “simply isn’t enough bricks and mortar to lift us out of the crisis we currently find ourselves in.” So... will more be said about housing when George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement on 25 November, alongside the government's spending review? We'll wait and see...

To help raise money for charity this Christmas we are offering £5 valuations to anyone who wants to give a little, and get a little in return.

Brislington Boys Doing the Business

04.11.2015 John Parky
Greenwoods wanted to show just how big an impact Brislington FC has had on the community. So, we sat down for a Q and A with one of Brislington FC's Ryan Meacham – who explained the importance of this local football team and sneak peek to what to expect this coming season.

Long Fox Manor

04.11.2015 John Parky
Opening under the name of Brislington House in 1806, Long Fox Manor was the first purpose built asylum for the insane.

News: Jeremy's building ideas. It shouldn't really have come as a shock: the pollsters had been predicting it for ages. But when Jeremy Corbyn was named as the new leader of the Labour Party a few weeks ago, everyone looked surprised — even the man himself. So now his policies will be scrutinised like never before. According to his website, Corbyn's housing manifesto proposes to allow councils the right and means to commission new homes, in order to meet the demand for affordable housing in their own areas. “Under my ‘Vision for Britain 2020’ Labour will promote major council-funded, desirable energy efficient building projects to provide our young people with a good start in life, to stop paying exorbitant rents and the opportunity of a home they can at least call their own,” he writes.

NEWS: Rates up, finances down? Do you believe the results of surveys and polls? After the chaos at the General Election, you'd be forgiven if you didn't. Still, one new survey, released at the end of August, showed that 78 per cent of UK households expect interest rates to rise within 12 months, which is economic food for thought. That said, the dramatic falls of the FTSE in late August — as stock markets across the US and Europe plunged due to fears of a Chinese economic slowdown — should delay any interest rate rises. Yet another survey, from Markit, found that UK households have suffered their sharpest deterioration in finances so far this year in August. Even so, Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit, thought that the “improving economic fundamentals and gradually rising income from employment should continue to support household finances through the remainder of this year.” In other news, the Government has now given details about how it would (controversially) force landlords to evict known illegal migrants from privately rented properties — or face jail if they don't...