Bristol Scout leader: “Your child might never get in due to lack of volunteers”

Almost 2,300 Bristolian kids are unable to join Scouts due to a volunteer shortage, according to a leading figure for the Avon division of the Scouts Association. Despite the Scouts Association being considered the biggest mixed youth organisation in the United Kingdom, the waiting list for young people wanting to join has skyrocketed to 51,000, based on the most […]

How far should fast-food takeaways be from schools?

Health experts and campaigners want fast food restaurants to be located further away from schools in Fishponds due to a high percentage of overweight children in the area. Public health advisors  presented a proposal to Bristol City Council last Friday suggesting that fast-food takeaways should be located 800 metres away from schools and youth facilities, and not […]

Women in Bristol mastering traditional ‘male’ skills

Bristol Women’s Workshop is a volunteering project created by women for women so they can gain experience in woodwork and upholstery for free. Jenny Smith, a volunteer organiser that has been involved in the project since 2006 said: “This started 35 years ago when several female teachers in Totterdown felt disappointed by the education establishment […]

A lifetime of Aardman animations

This 2017 Aardman Animations will turn 45 years since it was founded in Bristol by David Sproxton and Peter Lord. Their incredible slow-motion work with plasticine is unstoppable and the proof of this are the several projects they will release this year and the next. “Early Man will be out in 2018, we just delivered a 15th […]

New head coach for Bristol Rugby

Pat Lam is the new head coach at Bristol Rugby. He will officially take charge of the team in June ahead of the 2017-18 season. The 48-year-old, who has been at the helm of Irish team Connacht since 2013, has experience coaching the Premiership, having won the title with Newcastle Falcons in the 1997-98 campaign. “I’m excited […]

Bristol parking fee profits rise 113% to £7.7 million

Bristol Council made £7.7 million in profit from parking charges and penalty fines in the 2015/16 financial year. This is up from £3.6 million in 2011/12 – an increase of 113%. On average, over the past five years Bristol has had the fourth highest profit outside of London, after Brighton, Birmingham and Nottingham. However, its increase […]

Montpelier heroin dealer sentenced to five years

A man who pleaded guilty to dealing drugs in and around Easton and St Paul’s was sentenced to five and a half years in prison yesterday.  According to Avon and Somerset Police, Joshua Jones, 37, from Brook Road, Montpelier, was arrested on April 4 at his home on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin […]

Weather: Cold but sunny weekend for Bristolians

Saturday will be chilly and breezy with sunny spells and scattered showers and maximum temperatures of 12 °C, according to the Met Office. The showers will be mainly along northern and western coasts with many places remaining dry. Saturday afternoon is expected to be sunny but with a temperature that can drop to 2 °C. Sunday is expected […]