Tears as Bristol’s Eastville Market opens for the last time

Today is the last day of trading for Bristol’s Eastville Market, a famous landmark that has been running for over 50 years. The stall owners blame the supermarkets for stealing their customers and say there is a growing lack of interest in local produce. Stall owner Bob said: “I have been selling fruit and veg for […]

Police arrest man over greeting card harassment

Police arrest man over greeting card harassment

A 68-year-old man has been arrested by police over threatening greetings cards sent to a woman in the Bristol area. The arrest of a man from the east Somerset area comes after an appeal was made by the police, who released images of the threatening cards via social media. The cards featured a distinctive sign-off including a […]

Builder, 22, falls from roof in Bristol city centre

Builder, 22, falls from roof in Bristol city centre

A 22-year-old Bristol man has fallen to his death from a rooftop the in city centre. Traffic came to a standstill as police cordoned off the scene on Baldwin Street whilst paramedics worked to save the young man. After fracturing his pelvis in the fall the man was originally resuscitated at the scene but later […]

What happened to the Bristol hum?

What happened to the Bristol hum?

A low frequency noise has been bothering some local residents since the late 70’s and effects some people on a daily basis. Still a mystery, the sound has attracted a wide range of explanations, such as traffic, electrical infrastructure, atmospheric vibration and even humming fish. We spoke to local residents who still complain about frequently […]

Campaign tackles shortage of school governors

A new campaign has been set up to help fill 200 governor vacancies in Bristol-based schools.  The campaign has been set up by Bristol Learning City, alongside Business West and the free online service ‘Inspiring Governance’. According to the National Governance Association 31% of governing bodies in the UK are short by two or more governors. […]

Bristol ‘missing out on driverless cars investment’

Bristol is missing out on investment in the future of driverless technology, the man behind a Bristol-based company building autonomous vehicles has said. Stephen Hilton, the founder of Venturer, said most investment was going to the likes of the Midlands and Cambridge. He was speaking after Venturer tested its own automated vehicle ‘The Wild Cat’ around […]

Zero tolerance against street harassment

Cat-calling, wolf whistling and other verbal assault now considered a hate crime in Bristol. Avon and Somerset police have declared verbal harassment as hate crime as of last Monday. People who feel like they have been harassed on the street because of their gender can report it to the police and legal action can be taken […]