Zero waste shops and vegan restaurants: What makes Bristol the second most eco-friendly city in the UK

Zero waste shops and vegan restaurants: What makes Bristol the second most eco-friendly city in the UK

A recent study has named Bristol the second most environmentally friendly city in the UK. The study by HometoGo saw Bristol just lose out to south-coast Brighton. The survey was judged by a number of factors including recycling activity, air quality and  the number of vegan restaurants. Bristol is famous for its forward-thinking approach to […]

Student houses to reduce council revenues by £1.6 million

Student houses to reduce council revenues by £1.6 million

Bristol City Council is set to lose around £1.6 million in revenue this year because of council tax exemptions for new student houses. In 2019/2020 there will be more student exemptions awarded than new houses paying council tax, according to Deputy Mayor Craig Cheney’s estimates. Cheney said in a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that this […]

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 […]

BBC accused of climate change coverup

BBC accused of climate change coverup

Environmental protesters staged a sit in at BBC Bristol in this morning calling for the corporation to declare an immediate climate and ecological emergency. Using the social media hashtags Tell The Truth, Climate Breakdown and Reclaim the BBC, the Extinction Rebellion group (XR) claim that state broadcaster isn’t being honest when reporting on global warming. […]

Bristol Becomes The Latest Age Friendly City

Bristol Becomes The Latest Age Friendly City

Bristol has joined the The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. It has become the 705th member of a network of cities and communities in 39 countries, all working towards becoming better places to grow old. An age friendly city is one that encourages active ageing by promoting health and […]