Saving the world one meal at a time

Saving the world one meal at a time

Have you ever thought about how much food you throw out every single day? If you are anything like the average person in the UK then you probably don’t think too much about it. But the amount of food we throw out that is still perfectly edible would surprise most people. A University of Bristol […]

Boston Tea Party to get rid of plastic cups to reduce waste

Boston Tea Party to get rid of plastic cups to reduce waste

Boston Tea Party will be the first chain in the world to no longer stock traditional plastic coffee cups . From 1 June, customers will have to bring their own containers for their takeaway, or opt in for the company’s “coffee cup loan” scheme. The company hopes they can reduce waste as well as raise […]

Decision on the location of Bristol Arena delayed yet again

Decision on the location of Bristol Arena delayed yet again

A decision on the location of Bristol Arena has been delayed yet again after a the stepping down of a local councillor. Bristol City Council was supposed to vote about the location of the development on 1 May but will likely be delayed until 24 May. The reason for this newest delay comes after Claire Champion-Smith stepped […]

Survivalist jailed after explosion in Bedminster

Survivalist jailed after explosion in Bedminster

A binman has been jailed for possession of explosive substances such as flash powder, black powder, ETN (erythritol tetranitrate), HMTD and PETN. Reeco Fernandez, 29, was jailed for three years and three months. He was taken to hospital on the 8th of September, after one of his improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in his bedroom […]

Bristol Bears to play in the British Quidditch Cup

Bristol Bears to play in the British Quidditch Cup

The iconic Bristol Bears quidditch team will be competing in the British Cup (BQC) this weekend. The fifth tournament is held at Oxford Brookes University and the Bristol team one of the 32 teams competing over the two days. “Muggle quidditch” is loosely based on the popular sport portrayed in the Harry Potter universe. Players […]

Bristol arena: Marvin Rees says ‘wait for the evidence’

Bristol arena: Marvin Rees says ‘wait for the evidence’

Marvin Rees said he is still waiting for evidence which could help the council decide the location of the Bristol Arena. The Mayor of Bristol wanted to ensure the decision is evidence based, managed well and delivered a long-term solution for Bristol. Full Council debated the issue on Tuesday night but “The decision has not […]

Bristol University to end investment in fossil fuels

Bristol University to end investment in fossil fuels

The University of Bristol has promised to end all investments in fossil fuel companies within the next two years, doubling down on a previous divestment pledge. By seizing investment in coal, oil and gas companies, it became one of three of the UK’s leading universities who have said in the past week that they will […]

Bristol to be the first to charge for disposable cups

Bristol to be the first to charge for disposable cups

Bristol City Council will be the first to charge consumers for using single-use cups. Coffee-shops operating in council owned estates will charge consumers a levy of 5p if they order drinks to take away. This will hopefully inspire more people to use eco-friendly and sustainable ways of transporting beverages. The initiative was suggested by Liberal Democrat […]

Vegan activists pay respect to turkeys

Vegan activists have been leaving flyers amongst turkey in Tesco supermarkets. The Viva! vegan group wants you to consider making a vegetarian dish for Christmas dinner. During our turkey outreach in Bristol we paid a visit to the local Tesco and paid our respects! #vegansofig #vegans #veganism #plantbased #christmas #turkeys #bekind #compassion #sentientbeings #30dayvegan A […]

Bristol responds to two-year university programmes

Universities could soon be offering two-year degrees to help bring more people into higher education. Minister of Universities and Science Jo Johnson said the aim was to lower fees to £5,500 a year. He added that he hoped that ”squeezing three years of learning into two will stop the huge drop in part-time students or lead to better outcomes”. […]