Clean air petition to be presented to mayor

A petition to improve the quality of the air in Bristol is to be presented to Mayor Marvin Rees at a council meeting on Tuesday. The petition has been created in response to information from the World Health Organisation that the air pollution in Bristol is above recommended limits. After just nine days, it has been signed […]

Bristol volunteers transform Redland building to aid refugees

Bristol’s Aid Box Convoy is transforming a partly disused garage on Waverley Road in Redland to provide aid for refugees. The charity, which was set up in September 2015, fundraises and sorts donations for refugees abroad whilst also assisting refugees’ settlement in the UK. Rob Crook, a volunteer who also runs his own business based in Montpelier, […]

Traders fear loss of business from Cribbs expansion

South Gloucestershire council has confirmed the expansion of Cribbs Causeway amid fears that it will divert business from the city centre. The scheme,  which will cost £300m,  includes 35,000 square metres of retail floor space and other leisure facilities alongside a new multi-story car park. The council believe that this will create up to 3,000 […]

Millennium Square firework heads into frightened crowd

A firework headed off course and into a frightened crowd during a firework display at Millennium Square last night. No injuries have been reported but organisers of the event @bristol are investigating. A visitor at the event captured the moment on film – please be aware the video contains strong language: The moment #BristolFireworks hit […]

Montpelier heroin dealer sentenced to five years

A man who pleaded guilty to dealing drugs in and around Easton and St Paul’s was sentenced to five and a half years in prison yesterday.  According to Avon and Somerset Police, Joshua Jones, 37, from Brook Road, Montpelier, was arrested on April 4 at his home on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin […]

Marvin Rees: ‘Many women in Bristol are still living in fear’

Victims of domestic abuse and violence in Bristol are to get up to seven new safe houses as part of an initiative by the Safer Bristol Partnership. The houses, which can hold up to 38 families, will also include a dedicated house for black and ethnic minority women and children. Next Link, who are providing the service, […]

Artists turn empty buildings into galleries

Using empty shops as art galleries could be a new way for Bristol’s artists to establish their name. Cities are seeing more and more disused buildings on high streets. Yet Bristol artists are taking part in an innovative way of launching their careers by transforming empty shops into art galleries. One group of artists has created an exhibition in a vacant […]

Killer clown craze hits Bristol

Police are warning people not to take matters into their own hands following reports of people dressed as “killer clowns” in Bristol. People have been dressing up in creepy clown masks and hiding in public places in an attempt to scare the public. The phenomenon originated as a prank in the US. Reports on social media say that […]