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 […]

Bristol ‘disco’ protest warm-up for London climate rebellion

Bristol ‘disco’ protest warm-up for London climate rebellion

A protest in Bristol city center which caused travel disruption on Thursday was a precursor to wider civil action and disruption, Bower News has been told. The appointed “legal observer” for the event on behalf of the Rising Up Network, indicated that the protest was a ‘training action’ for wider civil disobedience in the capital […]

Police review after arrest of Bristol councillor Afzal Shah

Police review after arrest of Bristol councillor Afzal Shah

Avon and Somerset Police are to hold a review after a Bristol councillor was mistakenly arrested when he was trying to report a crime at his local police station. The arrest came two weeks ago after Labour Councillor Afzal Shah went to Trinity Road Police station to report a crime but was taken in because […]

Protest breaks out between transgender groups

Protest breaks out between transgender groups

A protest led by people within the transgender community broke out outside a debate last night. The transgender community were unhappy with the event which proposed changes to a new Gender Recognition Act. It was feared that the ‘We Need To Talk About Sex’ event hosted by The Jam Jar Bristol, was trans-phobic. Protesters gathered outside […]

Billboards not ruled out of Bristol parks

Billboards not  ruled out of Bristol parks

There is a possibility of billboards appearing in Bristol parks in the future announced deputy mayor Asher Craig. A recent petition that gained over 4,000 signatures forced the full council to debate the issue of advertising in parks. While most Councillors admitted that they would rather parks remain ad-free they couldn’t rule it out as […]

Bristol arena: Marvin Rees says ‘wait for the evidence’

Bristol arena: Marvin Rees says ‘wait for the evidence’

Marvin Rees said he is still waiting for evidence which could help the council decide the location of the Bristol Arena. The Mayor of Bristol wanted to ensure the decision is evidence based, managed well and delivered a long-term solution for Bristol. Full Council debated the issue on Tuesday night but “The decision has not […]

Last chance to have your say on Bristol Budget Consultation

Last chance to have your say on Bristol Budget Consultation

Bristol needs to save £52million on its budget over the 2018/19 year and this weekend marks your last chance to have a say on how it’s done. The city has already faced cuts of £170million over the last 6 years. Bristol City Council is looking at increasing council tax, losing libraries and even cutting funding […]

Bristol Rovers exposed as not paying staff minimum wage

Bristol Rovers exposed as not paying staff minimum wage

Bristol Rovers have today been exposed as one of 30 companies in the South West who are failing to pay their staff the minimum wage. Fifty-two staff at the club have been affected. Nigel Costley, Regional Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) South West, said: “The list highlights how hairdressers, cleaners, hotel staff and car washers […]