“WE CAN HELP” Bristol Waste pledge support to community clean ups in #BristolCleanStreets push

Community groups are banding together to help combat Bristol’s growing litter problem. 82% of surveyed Bristolians said that litter was a problem in their area. Areas like Nightingale Valley, one of Bristol’s ‘top ten best walks’, have been subjected to ‘litter picking parties’, ‘coppicing’, ‘wild Wednesdays’ and ‘bramble bashes’ organised by the ‘Friends of Brislington […]

Brexit: Bristol West leads UK in Article 50 petition signatures

Brexit: Bristol West leads UK in Article 50 petition signatures

MP Thangam Debbonaire has praised “the good people of Bristol West” after current results show that almost 10,000 of her constituents signed a petition to remain in the EU. The public petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU has reached 3 million signatures after going viral across social media. Writing on Twitter the […]

Temperatures rising at Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside BBC Bristol

Temperatures rising at Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside BBC Bristol

Climate change activists linked with the Extinction Rebellion movement in Bristol join hundreds across the UK in urging the BBC to ‘tell the truth about climate change’. Due to the 2018 IPCC report, Bristol declared a ‘climate emergency’ mid November this year, with independently collated data pointing to a dire ‘12 year window’ wherein the […]

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Plans to break the land speed world speed record in a supersonic vehicle have been abandoned due to a lack of funding. The Bristol based ‘Bloodhound’, slated to beat the current 738mph record by more than 300mph, fell £25m short of its goal to keep the private project running.   Infogram   The record-breaking attempt […]

University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

Bath Spa students have been voicing their opposition to ‘Wonkee Wednesdays’, the name of the university’s mental health ‘celebration’ day. The name, conceived by the university Student Support team, was one of “a number of ‘W’s’ [that were] considered, including wobbly” and was “in no way intended to be derogatory” according to Accessibility Advisor for Mental […]