Seagull closes Baldwin Street in Bristol city centre

Seagull closes Baldwin Street in Bristol city centre

A trapped seagull has closed one of the major routes through Bristol city centre during rush hour. Avon Fire and Rescue are currently on the scene in Baldwin Street with a turntable ladder to rescue the bird trapped in netting high above the street. The fire brigade have confirmed that they were asked to attend […]

Great Bristol Spring Clean: Locals cleaning up the streets of Bristol

Bristolians have been cleaning up their streets after fines for littering increased in the city. The Great Bristol Spring Clean, organised by Bristol Waste, has begun and is a scheme supporting Mayor Marvin Rees’ Bristol Clean Streets campaign. The scheme has been a success in Brislington, where locals helped to clean up Nightingale Valley. Ed […]

Jill Dando murder case will never be solved, says leading detective

Jill Dando murder case will never be solved, says leading detective

Jill Dando. Image credit: BBC The detective who led the inquiry into Jill Dando’s murder has said her case will never be solved. Dando, born in Weston-super-Mare, was the presenter of the BBC programme Crimewatch. Following a new BBC documentary, marking 20 years since the television presenter’s shooting in Fulham in April 1999, Hamish Campbell […]

Brexit: Bristol West leads UK in Article 50 petition signatures

Brexit: Bristol West leads UK in Article 50 petition signatures

MP Thangam Debbonaire has praised “the good people of Bristol West” after current results show that almost 10,000 of her constituents signed a petition to remain in the EU. The public petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU has reached 3 million signatures after going viral across social media. Writing on Twitter the […]

Bristol communities come together after New Zealand terror attack

Bristol communities come together after New Zealand terror attack

Muslims in Bristol say they feel safe but fear for their mosque in the wake of the terrorist attack in New Zealand. The Easton Jamia Masjid has called for volunteers to guard the mosque at night, and during Friday prayers. They are looking for volunteers who would stand in as security guards. A week has […]

Dog walkers in South Gloucestershire caught without poo bags can face £100 fine

Dog walkers in South Gloucestershire caught without poo bags can face £100 fine

Above image: Emerson Peterson. South Gloucestershire council has decided to fine dog walkers who don’t have dog poo bags with them while walking their pets. The decision comes after the council released a report proposing a ‘public space protection order’ (PSPO) that would allow environment officers to fine dog walkers £100 if they cannot show they […]

University of Bristol students’ 24-hour tennis marathon to support mental health

University of Bristol students completed a 24-hour tennis marathon to raise money for mental health services. The marathon was part of the annual Ignit10n event, where more than 600 students take part in over 25 different sports and activities. “I think showing solidarity for our fellow students is really important,” said Issy Hardy, Vice President […]