Spike Island’s ‘Open Studios’ invites the public to get involved: proves a bank holiday success

The most recent bank holiday weekend saw the return of the annual free-entry Spike Island ‘Open Studios’ exhibition in Bristol. The event hosted hundreds of different artists, community projects and creatives to display their work in open style workspaces to the public and allow people to get interactive with the projects. As well as the […]

UK’s first vegan vending machine opens in Bristol

Britain’s first vegan vending machine has opened in the Galleries shopping centre, thanks to Bristol resident Remi Toth. The machine – which includes sandwiches, drinks and sweet treats – was made possible by funding from crowdfunding and the ‘Prince’s Trust’. Remi opened the machine as part of her ‘Vegan Vend’ business that aims to make […]

Dog walkers in South Gloucestershire caught without poo bags can face £100 fine

Dog walkers in South Gloucestershire caught without poo bags can face £100 fine

Above image: Emerson Peterson. South Gloucestershire council has decided to fine dog walkers who don’t have dog poo bags with them while walking their pets. The decision comes after the council released a report proposing a ‘public space protection order’ (PSPO) that would allow environment officers to fine dog walkers £100 if they cannot show they […]

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors trial contactless payments

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors trial contactless payments

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors will be some of the first to trial the use of contactless card payments when selling the magazine. James Wilkinson, who manages the scheme for Bristol and Bath, explained that the idea is a way to make it easier for customers to purchase the magazine as less and less people are […]

Bristol stabbing victims identified by police

Bristol stabbing victims identified by police

The two victims of a fatal stabbing in the Redfield area of Bristol earlier this month have been formally identified by police. Natalie Smith, aged 34, and her partner Craig Stewart, 36, of Cambridge Street died in the same incident on Thursday 8 November. Senior Investigating Officer, DI Neil Rice of the regional major crime […]

Cancelled trains at Bristol Temple Meads

Cancelled trains at Bristol Temple Meads

All train services were cancelled or delayed this morning between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare due to signalling problems. Services are also being cancelled between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads due to a broken-down train. Great Western Railway is reporting the delays were predicted to last until 9.30am. However, there is still disruption at […]