Bristol ‘Tories Out’ demo draws crowds as election campaigning intensifies

As Bristol Labour and Green parties launch their respective campaigns, speakers from both share a platform to address a 150-strong crowd at a ‘Tories Out’ demo in central Bristol. Is this a sign that party alliances and ‘tactical voting’ are likely to shape the upcoming elections in Bristol and Bath? With the West of England Combined Authority […]

Bristol City Council job cuts putting services at risk, claim Unison

UNISON South West today warned that the proposed loss of a further 828 Bristol City Council jobs this year could be putting key services in jeopardy. According to Gavin Brooks, UNISON’s South West regional organiser, the union “are not aware of any service that could sustain the degree of cuts that they’re talking about and […]

Bristol Community FM; 10 years of radio at ‘heart of the community’

On 26 March 2007 BCFM put out its first broadcast across Bristol. Now, ten years on, they are celebrating their tenth birthday with a 24-hour sponsored radiothon to ensure that they can afford to keep broadcasting for the next ten years. The station, which broadcasts across Bristol on 93.2FM and worldwide via online streaming, produces […]

Final farewell flight for Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter

Today, after forty years of service, the Westland Lynx took to the skies for the very last time – making a final farewell flight before they officially retire from service at the end of this month. Four helicopters from 815 Naval Air Squadron took off from RNAS Yeovilton, the Lynx’s home for much of its four-decade career, for a […]

Finzels Reach bridge nearing completion

The final piece of the Bristol’s newest bridge at Finzels Reach is being lifted into place today. When completed it will link the new multi-million-pound development across the River Avon to Castle Park and Cabot Circus. It is expected that by 2019 Finzels Reach will be home to 2,500 people in 437 new apartments, as well as […]

Caffeine and paracetamol contaminating Bristol Harbour

Research by academics at the University of the West of England has discovered paracetamol and caffeine in Bristol’s floating harbour. The presence of the drugs is a key indicator of sewage contamination, as they do not occur naturally in the environment. Commonly used in cold and flu medication, paracetamol and caffeine are designed to be highly stable and resistant to […]

Bobby Reid: ’50/50 doubt’ for Bristol City v Blackburn

Head coach Lee Johnson says that Bobby Reid has a 50/50 chance of being fit in time for Bristol City’s Saturday home game against struggling Blackburn Rovers. The 23 year-old was taken off with a dead leg after 81 minutes in Tuesday night’s 1-0 loss to QPR at Loftus Road. That defeat is the second time this season […]