Anti-terrorist bollards placed in Bristol city centre

Concrete anti-terrorist bollards have been put in place in Bristol city centre in an attempt to prevent terrorist attacks. Europe has seen a rise in the number of vehicles being used as a weapon for terrorists groups in the last 18 months, particularly following the incident on Tower Bridge in London in June this year. […]

Body found at Bath Spa University

The body of a man in his 20s has been found at Bath Spa University, police have confirmed. Emergency services were called to Newton Park campus around 9pm last night after calls were made about a man’s welfare. Police arrived at the campus and found the man dead. He was not a student or member of staff […]

Bristol Zero Tolerance loses funding to fight sexual harassment

A Bristol initiative to tackle sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation has had its funding cut by Bristol City Council. Bristol Zero Tolerance needs £20,000 to continue its work and they have put out an urgent appeal to raise money. The initiative was founded by Bristol’s Women’s Commission and aims to create a “city free from gender-based violence”. Zero Tolerance has […]

‘Engaging with Conflict’ at Bristol City Hall

People in Bristol are being encouraged to see the positive side of conflict as part of 2017’s Restorative Justice Week. An ‘Engaging with Conflict’ workshop has been delivered by Hen Wilkinson and Sui-Ming Hart – members of the city’s Community Resolve team – at the City Hall. The workshop’s aim is to help people who […]

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 […]

Sisters jailed for £300,000 drug ring theft

Two sisters from Bishopsworth have been jailed for 20 months at Bristol Crown Court after selling £300,000 worth of stolen goods to fuel a drug ring. Lillian Bowers and Helen Thomas stole goods from Cribbs Causeway and Clevedon and sold them on Ebay. They pleaded guilty to acquiring criminal property and conspiracy to handle stolen […]

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 […]

#WeStandTogether – Bristol reacts to Westminster Terror Attack

Over this weekend, a number of vigils will be held to honour the lives of those lost during the terror attack at Westminster. On Friday evening, MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) Community has planned to hold a nationwide Unity Vigil against Hatred and Division.  In Bristol, this will take place outside Primark, Broadmead at 17.30. Bristol […]

Search called off for missing Bristol doctor

Avon & Somerset Police have stood down their search for missing doctor Lauren Phillips, the BBC are reporting. The junior doctor, who worked for the North Bristol NHS Trust, has been missing since Thursday, 23 February. Devon and Cornwall Police, HM Coastguard, the RNLI and the National Police Air Service have all been involved in […]

Clothes rail for homeless replaced following theft

A second clothes rail providing free coats to the homeless has been installed in Bristol, just days after the first one was stolen. Sarah Jade set up the rails to provide coats and scarves to Bristol’s rough sleepers. The first rail was set up outside Waterstones in Broadmead on Sunday, but went missing the following day. The […]