Storage containers: The future of Bristol’s buildings?

With the increasing amount of pressure on companies to go green, its no mystery why more businesses in Bristol are turning to alternative methods of infrastructure in a bid to recycle and save money. According to the Royal Portbury Dock in Avonmouth, 150,000 shipping containers pass through their gates every year, which is a relatively […]

Seven Bristol fire crews tackle large fire in Bedminster

Over thirty emergency calls were made to Avon fire & Rescue (AFR) this morning after residents witnessed thick black smoke coming from a warehouse in Bedminster.  Fire crews from Bedminster, Temple, Kingswood and Southmead initially attended the scene but were joined by a further three crews to tackle the blaze. Currently, more than thirty fire […]

Sisters Uncut continue to occupy closed Cheltenham Road library

A disused library, on Cheltenham Road in Bristol, remains under occupation by Sisters Uncut – a social activist group. The occupation comes as a result of Bristol City Council’s plan to allow developers to renovate the site and build 36 apartment flats along with underground parking.  The library was  closed on 28 February 2017 and […]

2016 ‘busiest year’ for Bristol based air ambulance

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) experienced its busiest year on record last year due to the amount of callouts it received. The Bristol based charity, which operates 365 days a year out of Filton Airfield, was called to attend 1,735 incidents across Bristol, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and […]

Work begins on St. George’s £6m extension

Construction work has officially begun on a six million pound project to transform St. George’s Hall into a world class music venue. The project is set to be completed by spring 2018. The independent music and spoken word venue, just off Park Street, is working with south-west based construction company Midas to refurbish and expand their current Grade II […]

Cop Shop donates gifts to Bristol Children’s Hospital

Avon and Somerset Police (A&SP) have made Christmas at Bristol Children’s Hospital that little bit brighter by gifting presents, generously donated by shoppers of The Galleries in Bristol, to the children on its wards. Were you one of over 3000 shoppers who visited The Galleries in Bristol and took respite in the A&SP pop up Cop Shop? As a result of the shop’s overall success, […]

Sugar Smart City: Bristol’s youth in new obesity battle

Bristol Youth Council have teamed up with Public Health England to tackle rising levels of obesity in the city. New figures have shown that 57 per cent of adults and over a third of children in the city are now above a healthy weight. A quarter of five-year-olds also suffer from tooth decay due to a […]

Fire service warn against Black Friday fakes

Avon Fire and Rescue (AFRS) is urging people to “check it twice” when deciding on buying cheap electrical items during Black Friday. With many people heading to the shops today to grab a Black Friday bargain, new research carried out by Electrical Safety First reveals that an estimated nine million UK consumers have purchased a fake […]

Marvin Rees: ‘Many women in Bristol are still living in fear’

Victims of domestic abuse and violence in Bristol are to get up to seven new safe houses as part of an initiative by the Safer Bristol Partnership. The houses, which can hold up to 38 families, will also include a dedicated house for black and ethnic minority women and children. Next Link, who are providing the service, […]