Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

A city farm in Bristol has abandoned its annual turkey auction after complaints from vegan campaigners. St Werburgh’s City Farm (SWCF) cancelled the event following a number of emails from the campaigners. The farm sells the turkeys to raise money for disadvantaged people in the area. SWCF said: “We are aware that raising animals for meat […]

Bristol Housing Festival offers affordable solutions

Bristol Housing Festival offers affordable solutions

A festival in Bristol is bringing local architects, the public and the city council together to look at the future of Bristol’s urban planning. The Bristol Housing Festival at Harbourside until 4th November is currently showing a modular home that can be built within a month for as little as £12,000. The event comes while more than […]

Friska oat milk promotion aims to combat Co2 emissions

Friska oat milk promotion aims to combat Co2 emissions

Bristol coffee chain Friska has launched a new campaign to encourage people to switch to environmentally friendly oat milk. Friska has partnered with Oatly, a major producer of milk alternatives. Customers who choose to have Oatly oat milk in their coffee will receive a 80% discount, in line with the fact that oat milk production […]

Boston Tea Party to get rid of plastic cups to reduce waste

Boston Tea Party to get rid of plastic cups to reduce waste

Boston Tea Party will be the first chain in the world to no longer stock traditional plastic coffee cups . From 1 June, customers will have to bring their own containers for their takeaway, or opt in for the company’s “coffee cup loan” scheme. The company hopes they can reduce waste as well as raise […]

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

Bristol City Council is to offer subsidies of around £3000 to taxi drivers who switch to an electric or ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV). The hope is that up to 100 Hackney Carriage owners will make the switch, with the aim of improving air quality in the city. The incentives being offered to taxi drivers have […]

Bristol crocodile: Chew Valley caiman will join education team

The reptile found in Chew Valley Lake last August will be used to teach people the danger and potential cruelty of keeping a crocodilian as a pet. 

The reptile found in Chew Valley Lake last August will be used to teach people the danger and potential cruelty of keeping a crocodilian as a pet.  The ‘spectacled’ caiman will go on display at Crocodiles of the World, a conservation centre near Brize Norton, once it has fully recovered from the injuries and abnormalities it received […]

Billboards not ruled out of Bristol parks

Billboards not  ruled out of Bristol parks

There is a possibility of billboards appearing in Bristol parks in the future announced deputy mayor Asher Craig. A recent petition that gained over 4,000 signatures forced the full council to debate the issue of advertising in parks. While most Councillors admitted that they would rather parks remain ad-free they couldn’t rule it out as […]

Bristol University to end investment in fossil fuels

Bristol University to end investment in fossil fuels

The University of Bristol has promised to end all investments in fossil fuel companies within the next two years, doubling down on a previous divestment pledge. By seizing investment in coal, oil and gas companies, it became one of three of the UK’s leading universities who have said in the past week that they will […]

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