Wills Memorial Building: Time for a name change?

A petition has been started by Bristol University students to rename the Wills Memorial building which houses the university’s law department and graduation ceremonies.   The iconic Bristol University building located at the top of Park Street is facing pressure to change its name, as it is named after slave trader,  Henry Overton Wills III. […]

Art: Unloved – ‘The Forgotten Holocaust’

Artist Nick Hale’s exhibition, ‘Unloved’ opened today at the Centrespace gallery in Bristol City Centre. The installation is 4×7 metres and contains six million single grains of white rice. The exhibition is not fixed and is kept in place by a simple frame of wood. Each grain of rice represents a small white coffin to […]

Empowering women: “The best change comes from grassroots”

In light of the Women’s march in Bristol, aimed at U.S President Donald Trump, the newly formed Female Empowerment Network (FEN) held their first event on Wednesday 22nd February. FEN was set up as a progression after the march organised by Carly Lightbrown who envisages FEN as ‘the city’s feminist superheroes’ getting concrete work done. Six […]

Bristol worst for homelessness in South West says Shelter

For the first time Shelter has released figures to show the true scale of homelessness in England – and Bristol was named the worst in the South West. According to the report, there are 255,000 sleeping rough or are in temporary accommodation in England, and 2,282 are homeless in Bristol. This represents one in every 199 […]

Travellers leave Shirehampton’s Daisy Field covered in rubbish

The Daisy Field in Shirehampton was left littered with cans of drink, gas canisters and used nappies after a group of travellers camped there illegally for several days. Bristol North West MP, Charlotte Leslie, whose constituency includes the Daisy Field, told Bristol Wired, she was ”sick” of finding travellers camped on land illegally. However, she also […]

Police urge ‘take simple precautions’ when using taxis

Police are urging people to take safety measures when using taxis in the city after a 53-year-old man who posed as a taxi driver was jailed for 12 months. Anthony Steven Cox, who pleaded guilty to two counts of false imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday, collected two women in Corn Street in May who thought they […]