The app that tackles Bristol’s pollution crisis

The app that tackles Bristol’s pollution crisis

297 deaths per year are associated with air pollution in Bristol, according to Friends of the Earth. In order to combat the issue, the University of the West of England (UWE) and Bristol City Council have collaborated with a number of other partner organisations to release an app aimed at tackling the issue. The ClairCity […]

Restaurant closes in Wapping Wharf amidst plans announced for stage two

Restaurant closes in Wapping Wharf amidst plans announced for stage two

One of the largest restaurants at Bristol’s new quarter development Wapping Wharf is set to close, just days after it was announced the second phase of the construction would go ahead next month. Spuntino is a Cargo 2-based Italian restaurant offering customers “small plates of Italian-influenced New York comfort food”. The Bristol restaurant seats 27 people, with a similar sized branch […]

Murdered Becky Watts shared sexting concerns

Murdered Becky Watts shared sexting concerns

Murdered schoolgirl Becky Watts shared concerns with social workers about a fear of indecent images of her becoming public. A report published by Bristol Safeguarding Children’s Board (BSCB) has highlighted the concerns of the teenager. Becky shared concerns with a professional from the Bristol Hospital Education Service (HES) about “a young male peer threatening to publish […]

Bristol rail services funding bid

A bid for £46 million of funding for phase one of the MetroWest Rail project is to be made before Christmas. Phase one involves upgrading the service for the Severn Beach, the Bath Spa to Bristol line and will re-open the Portishead to Bristol line. The project is funded by the West of England Combined Authority […]

Second arrest made in Hartcliffe stab death

A second arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 52-year-old woman in Hartcliffe. Tracey Bowen was found dead on 25 November at a flat in Rowan House, Bishport Avenue. A post-mortem examination has confirmed the victim died of a stab injury. A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder today, with […]

Bristol Rovers exposed as not paying staff minimum wage

Bristol Rovers have today been exposed as one of 30 companies in the South West who are failing to pay their staff the minimum wage. Fifty-two staff at the club have been affected. Nigel Costley, Regional Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) South West, said: “The list highlights how hairdressers, cleaners, hotel staff and car washers […]

Bristol church hosts Treefest to raise money for community groups

St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol is hosting a charity led Christmas tree festival raising money for charities supporting some of Bristol’s most deprived communities. As well as supporting its own initiatives, ‘Treefest’ will see the church donating to Young Bristol, a community club that run youth services in and around Bristol’s most challenging areas. […]

University of Bristol goes car free

The University of Bristol has submitted plans for their new £300 million city centre campus, including a plan to go car free. The online planning application details plans to build a multi-use campus, with a student village featuring accommodation on site for 1,500 students, as well as shops and cafes. Facilities will be primarily for postgraduate […]