University of Bristol goes car free

The University of Bristol has submitted plans for their new £300 million city centre campus, including a plan to go car free. The online planning application details plans to build a multi-use campus, with a student village featuring accommodation on site for 1,500 students, as well as shops and cafes. Facilities will be primarily for postgraduate […]

‘Tent City’ uprooted by police

Mystery surrounds the fate of a group of rough campers from Eastville Park after police removed them yesterday. ‘Tent City’ was formed at the entrance to the park closest to the M32 during the summer. All that is left in the area now are some abandoned tents and sleeping bags. Alex, who has been living […]

Bristol City Council announce new fines for littering

£75 fines will be issued by Kingdom Environmental Services for littering, dog mess, and graffiti from 06 November. If left unpaid the charge can be as much as £2500. Marvin Rees, Bristol Mayor, has announced this is part of his Clean Streets Enforcement campaign. Bristol City Council state ‘‘the service will be delivered at no […]

The Bristol Crocodile returns in wool

Vicky Harrison and groups of volunteers have made a life-sized commemoration of the Bristol crocodile out of wool, which can be seen at the SS Great Britain. ‘Connecting patterns, connecting the dockside’ Vicky is an artist and director of Crafting the City, a new community interest company. The crocheted crocodile is part of the groups’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bespoke bicycles are about to become the new must have

Bicycle builders from around the world are gathering in Bristol this weekend for the annual Bespoked UK Handmade bicycle show.  Bespoke bicycles are becoming increasingly popular. This is because each body is different to the next, our legs are all different lengths and so are our torsos, and so a bicycle that fits our body individually […]

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 […]

Protesters storm new Castle Bridge at Finzels Reach

Protesters interrupted the private launch of Finzels Reach Bridge – now officially named ‘Castle Bridge’ – after breaking through security fencing in Castle Park. The demonstration happened yesterday evening, as developers and council members attended the private event. The protesters formed a human barricade to prevent the guests exiting the bridge, calling for them to be forced to […]