A new technology centre is being built in Bristol

A new technology centre is being built in Bristol

A multi-million pound centre for aerospace technology is going to be in Bristol. The Global Technology Centre will be based in Filton, and is expected to open in 2020. Where it will focus on the manufacturing and assembly of aircraft structures. £32million research and development hub is funded by the giant GKN Aerospace, and the government’s Aerospace […]

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors trial contactless payments

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors trial contactless payments

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors will be some of the first to trial the use of contactless card payments when selling the magazine. James Wilkinson, who manages the scheme for Bristol and Bath, explained that the idea is a way to make it easier for customers to purchase the magazine as less and less people are […]

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Plans to break the land speed world speed record in a supersonic vehicle have been abandoned due to a lack of funding. The Bristol based ‘Bloodhound’, slated to beat the current 738mph record by more than 300mph, fell £25m short of its goal to keep the private project running.   Infogram   The record-breaking attempt […]

A total service blackout has affected millions of O2 customers

A total service blackout has affected millions of O2 customers

If you experienced problems with your 02 phone, you weren’t the only one. Due to a global software issue, a total of 32 million customers are thought have been affected with phones failing to show any data connection. The blackout occurred early on Thursday and ended this morning. Customers using Sky, Tesco Mobile, GiffGaff and […]

Bristol boy being questioned by police after bringing knife to school

Bristol boy being questioned by police after bringing knife to school

A 12-year-old boy is being questioned by police after reports a pupil was brandishing a knife outside a Bristol school. The boy was filmed showing off a large knife outside Downend school. The footage emerged on November 30 and was shared by parents to the BBC. An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: “A 12-year-old […]

Bristol to get £4m to boost creative industries

Bristol is to get £4million to boost its creative industries, the government has announced. The cash, part of a £20m national budget, aims to inspire and attract new talent, boost skills, and provide education. The package was announced by Creative Industries Minister Margot James who said it will help to increase the diversity of the sector’s […]

Bristol ‘Refutrees’ give Christmas aid to refugees

Bristol ‘Refutrees’ give Christmas aid to refugees

A grassroots Bristol charity is selling Christmas trees in order to raise funds for refugees. Aid Box Community (ABC) will be donating all their profits from sales to help asylum seekers across Bristol and Europe. They first started the ‘Refutree’ campaign three years ago and proceeds have improved year after year. Jonathan Genevaux Aid Box […]

Bristol MP Kerry McCarthy demands more government cash for police

Kerry McCarthy is demanding the government gives Bristol more money to fund its police. The Bristol East MP says local council tax payers should not be forced to pay more, despite police budgets already being stretched and crime rates on the rise. Her demand comes as a consultation on Bristol City Council’s next budget states council […]