Yellow Christmas: Daffodils emerge four months ahead of schedule

Yellow Christmas: Daffodils emerge four months ahead of schedule

Blooming flowers, including springtime daffodils, are starting to be spotted all over Bristol. Unseasonable weather has resulted in confusion for many flowering plants causing them to sprout months in advance. Steve England, an award winning Bristol-based conservationist, alerted the Bristol Post on Wednesday to news of daffodils blooming in the grounds of Southmead Hospital. “Right […]

University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

Bath Spa students have been voicing their opposition to ‘Wonkee Wednesdays’, the name of the university’s mental health ‘celebration’ day. The name, conceived by the university Student Support team, was one of “a number of ‘W’s’ [that were] considered, including wobbly” and was “in no way intended to be derogatory” according to Accessibility Advisor for Mental […]

Alex Lovell stalker: Campaigner says police ‘trivialise stalking’

Alex Lovell stalker: Campaigner says police ‘trivialise stalking’

The head of a national stalking charity says that the police are not doing enough to fight stalking. Rachel Horman, the Chair of Paladin National Stalking Service, said there was ” no where near enough convictions of people under these offences and that too often the police trivialise the experience of victims”. Her comments come […]

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 […]

Gay rugby player Kenneth Macharia threatened with deportation released on bail

Gay rugby player Kenneth Macharia threatened with deportation released on bail

A player with gay friendly rugby club Bristol Bisons who had been held in detention awaiting deportation has been released on bail amid Home Office objections. Kenneth Macharia, born in Kenya, was being held at Colnbrook Detention Centre in London after his application for asylum was rejected. He believes he will be persecuted should he […]

Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

A city farm in Bristol has abandoned its annual turkey auction after complaints from vegan campaigners. St Werburgh’s City Farm (SWCF) cancelled the event following a number of emails from the campaigners. The farm sells the turkeys to raise money for disadvantaged people in the area. SWCF said: “We are aware that raising animals for meat […]

World Aids Day: Bristol remembers and celebrates

World Aids Day: Bristol remembers and celebrates

A Bristol HIV & AIDS charity is holding a free celebratory event at the Watershed on Saturday from 6 to 8pm to mark the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day Starting with a procession through the city at 5pm from College Green, the Brigstowe Project wants to raise awareness and funds to support the 1000+ […]

Mental health at UWE: Students split over services

Mental health at UWE: Students split over services

UWE students are divided over the mental health services provided by the university. When asked on social media, students were split about the UWE Wellbeing Service, with some describing it as helpful and friendly while others said it was unhelpful and lacked compassion. The Wellbeing Service says on its website: “We offer individual sessions, online […]

Anti-racism groups demonstrate against Rivers of Blood stunt

Student anti-racism demonstrators gathered outside the Victoria Rooms on Wednesday to protest recent action by a far-right group in Bristol. The University of Bristol building was the target of a stunt on Monday, in which the fountain water was dyed red, in reference to Enoch Powell’s infamous Rivers of Blood speech. Responsibility for Monday’s action […]

“Reclaim the Night”: Women marching for safer streets

The Bristol Student Union’s Women’s Network is hosting a march to demand a safer environment for women on Bristol’s streets at night. The national movement “Reclaim the Night” is meant to raise awareness of women’s safety and challenge the culture of victim blaming. Katherine Martin, head of the women’s equality party said: “It is important […]

1 3 4 5 6 7 31