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 […]

New Cribbs ice rink and ski slope given the green light

Plans for a new leisure development were approved yesterday including an ice rink, ski venue and a skydiving centre. The application by Baylis Estates Ltd., intu and  M&G Real Estate were granted planning permission on the condition the Secretary of State can review the plans. If the development plans haven’t been called in (rejected) after 21 […]

First Bristol Bus fare prices to rise

First bus are increasing their prices on Sunday 2 April for single tickets bought on the bus. A short trip that costs £1.70 will now cost £2.00 and the long trip will also rise from £2.70 to £3.00. Only Bristol Inner Zone tickets will increase but the Outer Zone tickets will not be affected by the […]

Bristol Greens: road tax rise “not a panacea” to city congestion problem

Green Party Councillor Charlie Bolton says the new road tax rise from Saturday won’t solve the city’s traffic congestion problem. Under the new tax some new zero emissions cars will cost their drivers an additional £310. But the Southville councillor described the potential positive impact of the tax rise as, ‘debatable’ and said a rise in […]

Bristol Community FM; 10 years of radio at ‘heart of the community’

On 26 March 2007 BCFM put out its first broadcast across Bristol. Now, ten years on, they are celebrating their tenth birthday with a 24-hour sponsored radiothon to ensure that they can afford to keep broadcasting for the next ten years. The station, which broadcasts across Bristol on 93.2FM and worldwide via online streaming, produces […]

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 […]

Sisters Uncut continue to occupy closed Cheltenham Road library

A disused library, on Cheltenham Road in Bristol, remains under occupation by Sisters Uncut – a social activist group. The occupation comes as a result of Bristol City Council’s plan to allow developers to renovate the site and build 36 apartment flats along with underground parking.  The library was  closed on 28 February 2017 and […]

Parking: New ‘no waiting’ zones could come into force

New parking restrictions in North Somerset could mean residents may no longer be able to park outside their own homes. Residents of the area, which includes Long Ashton, Portishead, Portbury and Pill, may see ‘no waiting’ zones come into force on both residential and non-residential streets. The proposals, suggested by North Somerset Council, could lead to double yellow lines […]

Final farewell flight for Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter

Today, after forty years of service, the Westland Lynx took to the skies for the very last time – making a final farewell flight before they officially retire from service at the end of this month. Four helicopters from 815 Naval Air Squadron took off from RNAS Yeovilton, the Lynx’s home for much of its four-decade career, for a […]