Rowing: riches vs raw talent

You are 27 times more likely to win an Olympic rowing medal if you went to private school. The statistics surrounding rowing indicate rowing in the UK is typically found in richer areas and mostly practised at private schools. Similarly the most successful rowing universities having a higher ratio of privately educated students. The University of Bristol is […]

Professionals “backed off” confrontation with Charlotte Bevan

A Bristol mother who died after jumping off a cliff with her newborn baby was described as ‘unpredictable’ by practitioners in a report released today.    In December 2014 Charlotte Bevan left St Michael’s hospital with her newborn baby, Zaani Tiana Bevan-Malbrouck. Their bodies were discovered days later in the Avon Gorge. A report released today […]

New Cribbs ice rink and ski slope given the green light

Plans for a new leisure development were approved yesterday including an ice rink, ski venue and a skydiving centre. The application by Baylis Estates Ltd., intu and  M&G Real Estate were granted planning permission on the condition the Secretary of State can review the plans. If the development plans haven’t been called in (rejected) after 21 […]

What is Bristol doing about global warming?

A report released this week from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has revealed that 2016 was the warmest year on record.  But the people of Bristol are determined to find a way to tackle climate change – and this week during an an event at The Tobacco Factory – they made pledges to change their behaviours. Bristol […]

A taste of home in a foreign field

The ‘Parcels of Comfort’ exhibition at Bristol Cathedral ran from September to the beginning of December. The artwork displayed shows an alternative way in which the great war can be visualised with the 3-dimensional nature of the textiles. The exhibition is reminiscent of the period, educating and informing visitors about life at war, for not only the soldiers, […]

Rail fares to go up by 2.3%

Train fares will go up on average by 2.3 per cent next year, rail industry leaders have confirmed. The average overall increase covers all national rail fares with effect from 2 January 2017. However Bristol train users were unhappy with the increase, particularly after the delays experienced by many travellers last weekend between Bristol Temple […]

Weekend weather: dry and bright

People going to Bristol’s Christmas markets this weekend will be pleased to hear it will be warming up. Saturday will see highs of 10°C but will remain overcast throughout the morning. It will become brighter as the day goes on remaining dry with sunny intervals. It will cool down overnight with highs of 3° C Sunday will be […]

St. Nicks Christmas market opens with willow animals

The Old Market on Corn Street will be transformed into an enchanted Christmas themed forest from 2 – 24 December. The market has been brought to Bristol by Feyredo’s event management and will display everything from illuminated willow sculptured animals to your traditional Christmas treats. There will be festive activities for children to enjoy such as […]

National HIV Testing week: Free tests for at risk individuals

Terrence Higgins Trust in Bristol will be holding free HIV tests at their centre in Old Market from tomorrow. The scheme is aimed predominantly at gay and bisexual men, as well as black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV. Tests will be available from 19 November- […]