Railway Giant ‘walks all over’ small local businesses

Railway Giant ‘walks all over’ small local businesses

Two Yate business owners have been left feeling angry and ‘fobbed off’ following the electrification of nearby railway. Work men employed by Network Rail have been using the yard of two local businesses to gain access to the worksite, causing mud and dirt to ruin their workspaces. The business owners say that customers been put off […]

World’s largest collection of toy soldiers to be sold

World’s largest collection of toy soldiers to be sold

What is believed to be the largest collection of toy soldiers ever to go to auction will be sold next month. The collection of 250,000 toy soldiers were found in a garage in Brislington, Bristol. It is due to be auctioned at Wessex Auction Rooms. The toys have been valued at £10,000 and will be sold to […]

Protest breaks out between transgender groups

Protest breaks out between transgender groups

A protest led by people within the transgender community broke out outside a debate last night. The transgender community were unhappy with the event which proposed changes to a new Gender Recognition Act. It was feared that the ‘We Need To Talk About Sex’ event hosted by The Jam Jar Bristol, was trans-phobic. Protesters gathered outside […]

Organisations and charities tackle loneliness this Christmas

Organisations and charities are tackling loneliness in older adults this winter, particularly during the Christmas period when most people will be with their families and loved ones. Charities such as Marmalade Trust UK and LinkAge are hosting Christmas lunches which aim to get older adults who would otherwise be alone, interacting and socialising with others. […]

Journalists and professionals in discussion over ‘mental health crisis’

A panel of journalists and professionals reveal that the media’s representation of mental health could be contributing to a ‘mental health crisis’. The drive for discussion comes at a time where mental health issues are at an all-time high, with seven students in Bristol having committed suicide this year. Dr Schroeder, a Bristol GP who runs sessions around […]

Engineer rescued from lift shaft

An engineer had to be rescued after falling down a lift shaft in Bristol city centre earlier today. The man was extracted by Avon Fire and Rescue just after 2pm, less than an hour after getting stuck in an office block in Redcliff Street. Avon Fire and Rescue sent out an initial tweet stating that crews […]

New characters to join Gromit in this year’s Aardman trail

New characters will be on show in a new Aardman trail next year, the animation company has revealed. Wallace and Feathers McGraw will join Gromit throughout Bristol between July and September 2018. The new trail follows the huge success of the previous trail which raised £2.3 million for the Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal charity. In preparation for next year’s trail, Aardman’s […]

Preparations are underway for #MeToo protest in Bristol this evening

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets of Bristol tonight for the #MeToo protest. Bristol are taking the globally trending hashtag #MeToo to the streets and marching in solidarity with all victims of any assault. The hashtag, a rallying cry against sexual assault and harassment, has gone viral since allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced in […]