Lab-grown blood created could help save lives

Lab-grown blood created could help save lives

Red blood cells grown in the laboratory at the University of Bristol could potentially save lives, according to synthetic biologists working on the project. Using adult donor blood stem cells, the team of researchers has created blood that could one day be given to patients with rare blood conditions such as sickle cell disease and […]

Ah’Kiell Walker trial: Mother denies force-feeding baby

Ah’Kiell Walker trial: Mother denies force-feeding baby

The mother of a baby boy who was found dead at her home has denied she was force feeding him in the run-up to his death, a court has heard this morning. Hannah Henry, the mother of three-month-old Ah’Kiell Walker, denied allegations of “force feeding” with a water bottle, after the cap to the baby’s […]

World’s first tiny cookery school comes to Bristol

World’s first tiny cookery school comes to Bristol

A Bristol-based food company has launched the world’s first Tiny Cookery School at St Nicks Market in the city centre. Inspiration came from Instagram, which published ‘tiny food’ content that has gone viral in recent years. The team decided to bring these images to life and create a unique dining experience for local residents. Even […]

Local project aims for hunger-free society

Local project aims for hunger-free society

The number of people who rely on emergency food services in Bristol has risen from 2,600 to 13,000 over the past five years, according to figures from the Bristol Food Policy Council. Their research highlights the importance of building a secure food network by working with local communities, organisations, institutions and partnership bodies around the […]

Reservoir Mogs: The feline foursome tackling female empowerment

Reservoir Mogs, this year’s Christmas production from the Wardrobe Theatre in Old Market, is turning gender stereotypes on their head. The play is a unique hybrid of two prominent productions – Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats – featuring an all-female cast of characters taking on the role of gangster cats. Adam […]

Reclaim the Night: ‘Our bodies are not for touching’

A record crowd is expected in Bristol this weekend to join a protest calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment. Reclaim the Night, part of a UK-wide movement demands that people feel safe when out at night, claiming that perpetrators need to be addressed, not their victims. It comes in the wake of a […]

Vehicle collision on two motorways causes major delays

There were major delays on the M4 westbound between junctions 19 and 20, and the M5 northbound between junction 13 and 12, following two road traffic accidents earlier today. One lane was left closed on the M4 after a collision between three vehicles obstructed the motorway, causing major disruption and hour-long queues. The Avon and Somerset […]

Bristol kebab shop fire breaks locals’ hearts

Many hearts were broken as one of Bristol’s most treasured takeaways caught fire last night. Established in 1970, The Grecian Taverna on Gloucester Road has been a hotspot for those seeking a bite to eat for over four decades. Eight fire engines arrived to extinguish the blaze. Other emergency services quickly arrived to help evacuate […]

BBC Points West celebrates 60th anniversary at Arnolfini

BBC Points West hosted a stimulating live event at the Arnolfini on Wednesday 25 October. The event, which commemorated the 60th anniversary of Points West, provided media experts with an opportunity to reflect on how far local news had come in the past six decades, and how much it has changed. And we’re off! Jonathon […]