Bristol marches for science – but women are being left behind

A human skeleton, a collection of anti-Trump banners, and a backwards rendition of Led Zepplin’s Stairway to Heaven. Three things not usually found together – unless you were at Bristol’s very first March for Science. Ever year on 22 April, people across the world take part in marches to commemorate Earth Day: an annual celebration to raise the […]

Bristol Scout leader: “Your child might never get in due to lack of volunteers”

Almost 2,300 Bristolian kids are unable to join Scouts due to a volunteer shortage, according to a leading figure for the Avon division of the Scouts Association. Despite the Scouts Association being considered the biggest mixed youth organisation in the United Kingdom, the waiting list for young people wanting to join has skyrocketed to 51,000, based on the most […]

Storage containers: The future of Bristol’s buildings?

With the increasing amount of pressure on companies to go green, its no mystery why more businesses in Bristol are turning to alternative methods of infrastructure in a bid to recycle and save money. According to the Royal Portbury Dock in Avonmouth, 150,000 shipping containers pass through their gates every year, which is a relatively […]

Bristol City Council job cuts putting services at risk, claim Unison

UNISON South West today warned that the proposed loss of a further 828 Bristol City Council jobs this year could be putting key services in jeopardy. According to Gavin Brooks, UNISON’s South West regional organiser, the union “are not aware of any service that could sustain the degree of cuts that they’re talking about and […]

How far should fast-food takeaways be from schools?

Health experts and campaigners want fast food restaurants to be located further away from schools in Fishponds due to a high percentage of overweight children in the area. Public health advisors  presented a proposal to Bristol City Council last Friday suggesting that fast-food takeaways should be located 800 metres away from schools and youth facilities, and not […]

Bristol Mind launches new helpline for transgender people

Local charity Bristol Mind has launched its first helpline for transgender people on International Trans Day of Visibility. The helpline supports those suffering from mental health issues and raises awareness of discrimination faced by trans people. International Trans Day of Visibility is aimed at celebrating trans people in the community. Liz Sorapure, the project coordinator for the charity, hopes […]

Wills Memorial Building: Time for a name change?

A petition has been started by Bristol University students to rename the Wills Memorial building which houses the university’s law department and graduation ceremonies.   The iconic Bristol University building located at the top of Park Street is facing pressure to change its name, as it is named after slave trader,  Henry Overton Wills III. […]

Student Union president disqualified from running a second term

The University of the West of England (UWE) Student Union (SU) presidential election campaign came to a close last night, but not without its own scandal. Two candidates felt disappointed with the SU’s decision to un-list them, just hours before the voting window closed. The controversy surrounds one candidate in particular, current SU president, Ahmd Emara. […]

What is Bristol doing about global warming?

A report released this week from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has revealed that 2016 was the warmest year on record.  But the people of Bristol are determined to find a way to tackle climate change – and this week during an an event at The Tobacco Factory – they made pledges to change their behaviours. Bristol […]

Red Nose Day funds support Bristol mums

Today marks Red Nose Day, and people across Bristol are joining the rest of the UK in raising money for Comic Relief.  First launched in 1985, Comic Relief is a charity which aims to tackle poverty and injustice around the world. In Bristol, 18 organisations currently benefit from the charity’s grant money. Among them is the […]