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Ben Lowndes
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Husband, dad, writer, PR person.
Husband, dad, writer, PR person.

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Blog post: Talking about our devolution: what people told us about the deal

Devolution deals won't set pulses racing. But if 'taking back control' means anything, handing powers to local areas has to happen.
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Blog post: why #togetherstronger is more than a slogan

Sport has shown again that it can unite the country. Here's hoping the vibe lasts after the euphoria dies down.
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Blog post: can Marvin Rees crack Bristol's housing crisis?

Bristol's new mayor has big ambitions for housing. Cracking the crisis will be huge challenge for his team
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Just blogged about Bristol Arena and comms challenges ahead

Councillors’ approval of Bristol’s flagship arena project is a welcome twist in a story that goes back two decades.
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Blog post: devolution deal or no deal?

A conversation about how the West of England can control of its destiny may be starting to happen. About time too...
Devolution deal or no deal?
Devolution deal or no deal?
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Blog post: owning our future - why dropping jargon matters

Housing can own its future. People just have to understand what it's talking about first.
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Blog post: housing's challenge - getting its story straight

Sound bites are a useful way to get important points across. It's a shame that they don't always reflect what's really going on.
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Blog post: How social can fuel great local consultations

Here's some tips about social can support important, and locally focused, discussions about big issues.
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I was really pleased to see today that the West of England has been named as one of a handful of areas to benefit from government funding to encourage the use of electric cars on our streets. Colleagues were among this morning’s gathering party to welcome…
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Blog post: no predictions, just three hopes for 2016

Will 2016 be a good year? Here's what I hope will happen over the next 12 months
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