Extinction Rebellion: Reaction in Bristol as ‘environment and climate emergency’ motion passed

Environmental campaigners are celebrating in Bristol as parliament approved a motion to declare an “environment and climate emergency”, becoming the first government in the world to do so. However, campaign group Extinction Rebellion is warning that systemic change is needed if both the UK and Bristol are to reach their zero net carbon emissions targets. […]

Bristol Old Vic celebrates young company’s 25th anniversary

Bristol Old Vic celebrates young company’s 25th anniversary

Bristol Old Vic’s young company Over 400 young people from across Bristol will take to the stage tomorrow to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Old Vic’s young company. As part of the one-day theatre festival to mark the anniversary of the largest youth theatre company outside London, Spark Theatre Makers, Bristol Old Vic’s disabled […]

Mangotsfield police raid: Cannabis farm shut down

Mangotsfield police raid: Cannabis farm shut down

Cannabis plants seized by police in Mangotsfield. Image@ASPStapleHill An extensive underground cannabis farm in Mangotsfield has been shut down by Avon and Somerset police. Officers executed a warrant in Long Road yesterday and seized over 100 substantial cannabis plants. Officers from Staple Hill police station described the farm as a ‘professional growing set up.’ Two […]

Seagull closes Baldwin Street in Bristol city centre

Seagull closes Baldwin Street in Bristol city centre

A trapped seagull has closed one of the major routes through Bristol city centre during rush hour. Avon Fire and Rescue are currently on the scene in Baldwin Street with a turntable ladder to rescue the bird trapped in netting high above the street. The fire brigade have confirmed that they were asked to attend […]

Bristol MP demands more cash for children with special educational needs

Bristol MP demands more cash for children with special educational needs

Thangham Debonnaire wants the government to give more money to Bristol children with special educational needs. In the House of Commons, the Bristol West MP called on Education Secretary Damien Hinds to reassure Bristol’s headteachers that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will be given the funding they need. The government has promised […]

Rebellion Day ‘die-in’ protest coming to Cabot Circus tomorrow

Rebellion Day ‘die-in’ protest coming to Cabot Circus tomorrow

Campaigners from Extinction Bristol are calling on campaigners to gather outside House of Fraser at 10 am Cabot circus tomorrow, for a peaceful demonstration to draw attention to climate change. The XR Choir will sing and protesters will then hold a die-in, where all activists drop to the floor, to draw attention to the impact […]

Travel news: Severn bridge weekend disruption

Travel news: Severn bridge weekend disruption

Drivers going over the Severn bridges this weekend will face disruption as work starts to remove the toll booths on the Prince of Wales Bridge. This is ahead of the crossing becoming toll-free from Monday. Three lanes are currently closed westbound and the bridge will close completely close from 8pm tonight. This pattern of work […]