Bristol Mind launches new helpline for transgender people

Local charity Bristol Mind has launched its first helpline for transgender people on International Trans Day of Visibility. The helpline supports those suffering from mental health issues and raises awareness of discrimination faced by trans people. International Trans Day of Visibility is aimed at celebrating trans people in the community. Liz Sorapure, the project coordinator for the charity, hopes […]

Wills Memorial Building: Time for a name change?

A petition has been started by Bristol University students to rename the Wills Memorial building which houses the university’s law department and graduation ceremonies.   The iconic Bristol University building located at the top of Park Street is facing pressure to change its name, as it is named after slave trader,  Henry Overton Wills III. […]

Bristol Unite says ‘no’ to benefit sanctions

Bristol joined a nationwide demonstration against benefit sanctions yesterday, as locals took to College Green to speak out about the issue. According to Unite, which is the largest trade union organisation in the UK, 300,000 people have had their benefits cut abruptly in the last 12 months due to ‘ridiculous’ reasons, such as arriving a few […]

Student Union president disqualified from running a second term

The University of the West of England (UWE) Student Union (SU) presidential election campaign came to a close last night, but not without its own scandal. Two candidates felt disappointed with the SU’s decision to un-list them, just hours before the voting window closed. The controversy surrounds one candidate in particular, current SU president, Ahmd Emara. […]

What is Bristol doing about global warming?

A report released this week from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has revealed that 2016 was the warmest year on record.  But the people of Bristol are determined to find a way to tackle climate change – and this week during an an event at The Tobacco Factory – they made pledges to change their behaviours. Bristol […]

#WeStandTogether – Bristol reacts to Westminster Terror Attack

Over this weekend, a number of vigils will be held to honour the lives of those lost during the terror attack at Westminster. On Friday evening, MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) Community has planned to hold a nationwide Unity Vigil against Hatred and Division.  In Bristol, this will take place outside Primark, Broadmead at 17.30. Bristol […]

Sisters Uncut continue to occupy closed Cheltenham Road library

A disused library, on Cheltenham Road in Bristol, remains under occupation by Sisters Uncut – a social activist group. The occupation comes as a result of Bristol City Council’s plan to allow developers to renovate the site and build 36 apartment flats along with underground parking.  The library was  closed on 28 February 2017 and […]