Great Bristol Spring Clean: Locals cleaning up the streets of Bristol

Bristolians have been cleaning up their streets after fines for littering increased in the city. The Great Bristol Spring Clean, organised by Bristol Waste, has begun and is a scheme supporting Mayor Marvin Rees’ Bristol Clean Streets campaign. The scheme has been a success in Brislington, where locals helped to clean up Nightingale Valley. Ed […]

Bristol Pound: out with the old, in with the new

Bristol Pound: out with the old, in with the new

The boss of the UK’s largest local currency, the Bristol Pound, admits that consumer use has dropped off in recent years, but is determined the currency can still make a difference. Diana Finch, who was appointed managing director in September, said the organisation needed to “get people engaging with the currency more”. The owner of […]

Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Major plans have been revealed today for a £12million expansion of the Watershed. The venue will increase in size by 30% and will include new workspace over the rear of the exisiting building. Planning includes the provision for the Pervasive Media Studio and an additional cinema screen. Miriam Randall, Executive Director, said: “As well as increasing […]

Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

A city farm in Bristol has abandoned its annual turkey auction after complaints from vegan campaigners. St Werburgh’s City Farm (SWCF) cancelled the event following a number of emails from the campaigners. The farm sells the turkeys to raise money for disadvantaged people in the area. SWCF said: “We are aware that raising animals for meat […]

Mental health at UWE: Students split over services

Mental health at UWE: Students split over services

UWE students are divided over the mental health services provided by the university. When asked on social media, students were split about the UWE Wellbeing Service, with some describing it as helpful and friendly while others said it was unhelpful and lacked compassion. The Wellbeing Service says on its website: “We offer individual sessions, online […]

Arrest made after woman found dead in Avonmouth

Arrest made after woman found dead in Avonmouth

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in Avonmouth. Kelly Worgan, 33, was found at an address on Napier Road by police, following reports of concern for her welfare at around 7pm on 28 November. The man arrested is currently in police […]

Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory: Residents protest in Easton against luxury housing

Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory: Residents protest in Easton against luxury housing

Residents of Greenbank and Easton blocked the streets in protest of the new luxury housing development in the area. The plans, approved by Bristol City Council, would build luxury housing and apartments on the site of the former Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory on Co-operation Road. Local residents were joined by the tenants’ union Acorn, who […]

Abandoned rabbits: Bristol buns on the run

Abandoned rabbits: Bristol buns on the run

Bristol’s largest rabbit and guinea pig rescue centre claims that the numbers of abandoned rabbits is increasing in the city. ‘The Littlest Rescue‘, in Kingswood, alleges that breeders, as well as families, choose to dump their animals rather than take them to rescue centres. This comes after nine near-identical English Spot rabbits were found by […]