Brizzle Boiz are the Pride of Bristol

Brizzle Boiz are the Pride of Bristol

Drag King duo Brizzle Boiz made an exclusive announcement to their first birthday guests – they will be taking to the Main Stage at Bristol Pride this July.  Once known globally as ‘Gay Pride’, Pride Festival is the event of the year for the LGBTQ+ community. And 2018 will be no different.  Roddy Jodphurs and Oliver Assets came together to form Brizzle Boiz one year ago, after meeting and performing together at drag events in […]

Southmead Hospital to be new home for police station

Avon and Somerset Police have today announced that Southmead Police Station will move to Southmead Hospital. Police have been based at Southmead Fire Station after the sale of their original station last year. Currently undergoing refurbishment, the new police station at Westgate House, is planned to open in the autumn. The move will include the opening of […]

Bristol to host the world’s first 5G festival

Bristol to host the world’s first 5G festival

A world-first event in Bristol this weekend will demonstrate how new 5G technology will completely “transform the way we live, work, and study in our cities”, according to Bristol University. Across 17 and 18 March, Bristol’s Millenium Square will host the 5G Festival. Innovative wireless technology, futuristic urban art installations, and spectacular VR and 3-D projections […]

Bristol befriends the lonely this Christmas

Bristol befriends the lonely this Christmas

Age UK released figures this festive season, stating that “one million older people feel lonelier at Christmas time.” Bristol, however, is fighting for the 11,000 isolated elderly in the city. Age UK Bristol CEO Mark Baker says “there is a lot more work to be done”. “Most people will feel lonely at some point in […]

Bristol brews bio-fuel with beer

Bristol University have used beer to create sustainable fuel for cars. Chemistry Professor Duncan Wass and his team released their research using ‘fermented broth’ – otherwise known as beer – to create the petrol alternative butanol. Wass explained the reasons behind the innovative research; ”we’re interested in making sustainable liquid fuels for transportation. It can go […]

‘A storm is brewing at The Fleece’

One of Bristol’s most famous music venues is facing a “perfect storm” after its business rates were quadrupled. The owner of the independent music venue Chris Sharp released the information on social media this week, saying ”the timing felt right”. There has been an outpouring of reactions on Twitter and Facebook regarding the rate increases. […]

Students feed for free on supermarket waste

The University of the West of England fed students for free last night with their Bring Your Own Bowl event. Food that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets, was gathered by the Student Union and the university Green Team. All cooked up in the SU kitchen, the pasta, bread, salad, and fruit was […]

Slaughter truck halted by vegan activists

Protesters campaigning against the meat and dairy industries have blocked a truck full of pigs entering a slaughterhouse in Westerleigh. On 21st November, the anniversary of their first protest, Bristol Animal Save campaigners stood with signs in the road. They forced the driver to stop as they took photos and videos. Since November 2016, drivers have agreed to stop […]

Shoegazing shines in Bristol

Southend-on-Sea shoegazer come post-punk rock band sell out Bristol’s infamous Bierkeller for a one night only gig. On Wednesday 25th October The Horrors, supported by Baba Naga, played Bierkellar as part of their current UK tour, promoting new album V (released Sept 2017). The band had no difficulty in selling out the 750 capacity venue, […]

Junior doctor suicides in the South West

A trainee surgeon has called for a full enquiry into the recent pandemic of junior doctor suicides in the South West of England. A junior doctor has shed light on the loss of three peers in as many years, and countless others who are missing, all within the region of the South West. Concerns have […]