Bristol marches for science – but women are being left behind

A human skeleton, a collection of anti-Trump banners, and a backwards rendition of Led Zepplin’s Stairway to Heaven. Three things not usually found together – unless you were at Bristol’s very first March for Science. Ever year on 22 April, people across the world take part in marches to commemorate Earth Day: an annual celebration to raise the […]

Protesters storm new Castle Bridge at Finzels Reach

Protesters interrupted the private launch of Finzels Reach Bridge – now officially named ‘Castle Bridge’ – after breaking through security fencing in Castle Park. The demonstration happened yesterday evening, as developers and council members attended the private event. The protesters formed a human barricade to prevent the guests exiting the bridge, calling for them to be forced to […]

Red Nose Day funds support Bristol mums

Today marks Red Nose Day, and people across Bristol are joining the rest of the UK in raising money for Comic Relief.  First launched in 1985, Comic Relief is a charity which aims to tackle poverty and injustice around the world. In Bristol, 18 organisations currently benefit from the charity’s grant money. Among them is the […]

Search called off for missing Bristol doctor

Avon & Somerset Police have stood down their search for missing doctor Lauren Phillips, the BBC are reporting. The junior doctor, who worked for the North Bristol NHS Trust, has been missing since Thursday, 23 February. Devon and Cornwall Police, HM Coastguard, the RNLI and the National Police Air Service have all been involved in […]

Clothes rail for homeless replaced following theft

A second clothes rail providing free coats to the homeless has been installed in Bristol, just days after the first one was stolen. Sarah Jade set up the rails to provide coats and scarves to Bristol’s rough sleepers. The first rail was set up outside Waterstones in Broadmead on Sunday, but went missing the following day. The […]

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in Bristol

In her own words, Holocaust Memorial Day has “particular resonance” for Bristol resident Marian Liebmann. “My parents were Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, and most of their relations died in the Holocaust,” she says. Marian’s parents fled Germany just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Their experiences had a lasting impact on her, […]

Aden Flint to remain at Bristol City

Bristol City defender Aden Flint will remain with the team until at least the summer of 2020, the club has announced today. City described Flint, 27, as ‘a lynchpin’ of the team’s defense, and said that his ‘continuing good form’ had prompted the renewal of his contract. Flint has made 169 appearances for the club since joining in […]

Gloucester Road’s annual Christmas party returns

Bristol’s Gloucester Road has ushered in the festive season last night with its annual Christmas party. Local businesses lined the street with stalls selling food, drink, and gifts. Organised by local group Glos Rd Central, the event aimed to celebrate the area’s community spirit, and encourage Christmas shoppers to support small, independent businesses. The event also […]

Holding mentally unwell in police cells is ‘damaging practice’

Bristol police held 242 people suffering a mental health crisis in police cells last year, figures from the charity Mind have revealed. Mind said: “police cells are never an appropriate place for someone in mental health crisis”. The charity has published statistics showing the number of people held under a section 136 for the period between April 2015 to […]