Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Watershed expansion: Bristol Harbourside venue announces plans for a bigger shed

Major plans have been revealed today for a £12million expansion of the Watershed. The venue will increase in size by 30% and will include new workspace over the rear of the exisiting building. Planning includes the provision for the Pervasive Media Studio and an additional cinema screen. Miriam Randall, Executive Director, said: “As well as increasing […]

BBC Points West celebrates 60th anniversary at Arnolfini

BBC Points West hosted a stimulating live event at the Arnolfini on Wednesday 25 October. The event, which commemorated the 60th anniversary of Points West, provided media experts with an opportunity to reflect on how far local news had come in the past six decades, and how much it has changed. And we’re off! Jonathon […]

Rowing: riches vs raw talent

You are 27 times more likely to win an Olympic rowing medal if you went to private school. The statistics surrounding rowing indicate rowing in the UK is typically found in richer areas and mostly practised at private schools. Similarly the most successful rowing universities having a higher ratio of privately educated students. The University of Bristol is […]

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 […]

Professionals “backed off” confrontation with Charlotte Bevan

A Bristol mother who died after jumping off a cliff with her newborn baby was described as ‘unpredictable’ by practitioners in a report released today.    In December 2014 Charlotte Bevan left St Michael’s hospital with her newborn baby, Zaani Tiana Bevan-Malbrouck. Their bodies were discovered days later in the Avon Gorge. A report released today […]

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 […]

Seven Bristol fire crews tackle large fire in Bedminster

Over thirty emergency calls were made to Avon fire & Rescue (AFR) this morning after residents witnessed thick black smoke coming from a warehouse in Bedminster.  Fire crews from Bedminster, Temple, Kingswood and Southmead initially attended the scene but were joined by a further three crews to tackle the blaze. Currently, more than thirty fire […]

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 […]

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