Snow and ice warning issued by Met Office

Snow and ice warning issued by Met Office

The Met Office has urged drivers to take care on Saturday following yellow and amber warnings of snow and ice. Heavy freezing rain is expected to develop during Saturday. This will result in the rapid formation of widespread ice on roads, pavements, trees and other structures. The freezing rain and sleet and snow will be […]

Rebellion Day ‘die-in’ protest coming to Cabot Circus tomorrow

Rebellion Day ‘die-in’ protest coming to Cabot Circus tomorrow

Campaigners from Extinction Bristol are calling on campaigners to gather outside House of Fraser at 10 am Cabot circus tomorrow, for a peaceful demonstration to draw attention to climate change. The XR Choir will sing and protesters will then hold a die-in, where all activists drop to the floor, to draw attention to the impact […]

Bristol councillors demand end to immigration detention

Bristol councillors demand end to immigration detention

Bristol City Council is calling on the government to stop the detention of immigrants and asylum seekers. Councillors voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ‘These Walls Must Fall’ motion presented by Councillor Fi Hance. The motion calls on Bristol’s mayor to lobby the UK government to make a change in immigration law. Bristol joins Manchester, Liverpool, […]

Travel news: Severn bridge weekend disruption

Travel news: Severn bridge weekend disruption

Drivers going over the Severn bridges this weekend will face disruption as work starts to remove the toll booths on the Prince of Wales Bridge. This is ahead of the crossing becoming toll-free from Monday. Three lanes are currently closed westbound and the bridge will close completely close from 8pm tonight. This pattern of work […]

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Residents from a street in Bedminster have used their Facebook neighbour’s group to bring a little Christmas cheer to their street. 24 of the 83 houses in Lime Road will reveal a different illuminated bay window in the countdown to Christmas. One of the organisers, Steve Bailey, said that his family’s giant candles and love hearts, […]

Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Look out for an influx of elves across the city today celebrating National Elf Service Day. This is the second year of the event, organised by Bristol-based charity Above and Beyond, which focuses on raising funds for local hospitals. People across the city are dressing up as elves and holding fundraising events ranging from candy […]

Bristol Pound: out with the old, in with the new

Bristol Pound: out with the old, in with the new

The boss of the UK’s largest local currency, the Bristol Pound, admits that consumer use has dropped off in recent years, but is determined the currency can still make a difference. Diana Finch, who was appointed managing director in September, said the organisation needed to “get people engaging with the currency more”. The owner of […]

Bristol urges council to buy Hamilton House

Bristol urges council to buy Hamilton House

A petition to save a community space which provides working environments for artists, charities and social enterprises, has reached the 3,500 signatures needed for it to be debated by Bristol City Council. Local campaign group ‘Save Hamilton House’ have an ongoing campaign to save the community space in Stokes Croft. The petition, which was posted by […]