BBC accused of climate change coverup

BBC accused of climate change coverup

Environmental protesters staged a sit in at BBC Bristol in this morning calling for the corporation to declare an immediate climate and ecological emergency. Using the social media hashtags Tell The Truth, Climate Breakdown and Reclaim the BBC, the Extinction Rebellion group (XR) claim that state broadcaster isn’t being honest when reporting on global warming. […]

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Residents from a street in Bedminster have used their Facebook neighbour’s group to bring a little Christmas cheer to their street. 24 of the 83 houses in Lime Road will reveal a different illuminated bay window in the countdown to Christmas. One of the organisers, Steve Bailey, said that his family’s giant candles and love hearts, […]

World Aids Day: Bristol remembers and celebrates

World Aids Day: Bristol remembers and celebrates

A Bristol HIV & AIDS charity is holding a free celebratory event at the Watershed on Saturday from 6 to 8pm to mark the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day Starting with a procession through the city at 5pm from College Green, the Brigstowe Project wants to raise awareness and funds to support the 1000+ […]

Period poverty: Bristol schools help girls stay in class

Period poverty: Bristol schools help girls stay in class

Every girl in Bristol is to be given access to sanitary products after the Council agreed to support a nationwide campaign to end period poverty. A Channel Four factcheck report in June concluded that the UK average spend is £128 a year, or £10 a month – and that 10% of girls reported being unable to […]

Bristol underground metro: Taxes could rise for £4bn transport plan

Bristol is drafting a new transport strategy within it is an ambitious plan for an Underground Metro

Council tax, business rates, workplace parking levies as well as the introduction of a city wide congestion charge are all being considered by Bristol City Council to pay for a £4bn underground rail system. The idea is being floated as part of a new transport strategy for the next 18 years. Continued growth of housing […]