Bristol libraries decision delayed

Bristol City Council has announced that a decision on the fate of Bristol’s most under threat libraries will not be made at a Cabinet meeting on 4 December. A consultation on the future of the city’s libraries ran in the summer, but the council said too many people had rejected all the options put forward. Seventeen libraries […]

Preparations are underway for #MeToo protest in Bristol this evening

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets of Bristol tonight for the #MeToo protest. Bristol are taking the globally trending hashtag #MeToo to the streets and marching in solidarity with all victims of any assault. The hashtag, a rallying cry against sexual assault and harassment, has gone viral since allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced in […]

The local man combating Bristol’s homelessness with shipping containers

Jasper Thompson – the founder of Help Bristol’s Homeless – is converting shipping containers into temporary housing for Bristol’s homeless, and hopes the innovative scheme will be used throughout the UK. Thompson came up with the idea after speaking to homeless people in his community who complained about the lack of temporary housing in the […]

Why corporate workers are sleeping rough

Workers across the South West are being asked sleep on the street in an effort to raise money to combat youth homelessness. *NEW TOTAL* So far you’ve raised £741,098 & rising! Auctions, raffles, sponsorship- let’s reach £1m! A huge thank you each & everyone of you — Byte Night (@ByteNight) October 6, 2017 BYTE […]

Junior doctor suicides in the South West

A trainee surgeon has called for a full enquiry into the recent pandemic of junior doctor suicides in the South West of England. A junior doctor has shed light on the loss of three peers in as many years, and countless others who are missing, all within the region of the South West. Concerns have […]

Bristol City Council job cuts putting services at risk, claim Unison

UNISON South West today warned that the proposed loss of a further 828 Bristol City Council jobs this year could be putting key services in jeopardy. According to Gavin Brooks, UNISON’s South West regional organiser, the union “are not aware of any service that could sustain the degree of cuts that they’re talking about and […]

Protesters storm new Castle Bridge at Finzels Reach

Protesters interrupted the private launch of Finzels Reach Bridge – now officially named ‘Castle Bridge’ – after breaking through security fencing in Castle Park. The demonstration happened yesterday evening, as developers and council members attended the private event. The protesters formed a human barricade to prevent the guests exiting the bridge, calling for them to be forced to […]

How far should fast-food takeaways be from schools?

Health experts and campaigners want fast food restaurants to be located further away from schools in Fishponds due to a high percentage of overweight children in the area. Public health advisors  presented a proposal to Bristol City Council last Friday suggesting that fast-food takeaways should be located 800 metres away from schools and youth facilities, and not […]

West of England metro mayor candidates confirmed

Six candidates have been confirmed to be running for election on Thursday 4 May, hoping to become the West of England’s first ever metro mayor. The ballot paper will feature candidates from Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP as well as an independent. The post will see powers, including transport and investment, be […]