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, […]

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 […]

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+ […]

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 […]

Brexit in Bristol: small independent businesses fear the outcome

Brexit in Bristol: small independent businesses fear the outcome

Independent business owners of Bristol fear the worst for the outcome of Brexit. Although a finalised agreement hasn’t been agreed on, owners who import goods are worried that it will have critical impact on their livelihood. On Glouscester road there is a small shop that sells toys, and books from Scandinavia. Owned by Swedish born […]

Bristol car park installs anti-homeless devices

Bristol car park installs anti-homeless devices

Trenchard Street Car Park has implemented anti begging bollards next to its pay stations in a divisive move by Bristol City Council . The decision comes following “multiple complaints” to the council regarding beggars within the car park. Bristol Mayor’s office released this statement regarding the decision; “Over the last two years we’ve had numerous […]

Protests as Liam Fox visits Bristol to defend Brexit deal

Protests as Liam Fox visits Bristol to defend Brexit deal

In a visit shrouded in mystery, Brexiteer and Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox MP visited Bristol today to talk to small and medium enterprise leaders about exports after Brexit. The North Somerset MP was at the Engine Shed this morning as his Prime Minster’s position is in danger in London due to […]

Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory: Residents protest in Easton against luxury housing

Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory: Residents protest in Easton against luxury housing

Residents of Greenbank and Easton blocked the streets in protest of the new luxury housing development in the area. The plans, approved by Bristol City Council, would build luxury housing and apartments on the site of the former Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory on Co-operation Road. Local residents were joined by the tenants’ union Acorn, who […]

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