Bristol marches for science – but women are being left behind

A human skeleton, a collection of anti-Trump banners, and a backwards rendition of Led Zepplin’s Stairway to Heaven. Three things not usually found together – unless you were at Bristol’s very first March for Science. Ever year on 22 April, people across the world take part in marches to commemorate Earth Day: an annual celebration to raise the […]

New Cribbs ice rink and ski slope given the green light

Plans for a new leisure development were approved yesterday including an ice rink, ski venue and a skydiving centre. The application by Baylis Estates Ltd., intu and  M&G Real Estate were granted planning permission on the condition the Secretary of State can review the plans. If the development plans haven’t been called in (rejected) after 21 […]

Final farewell flight for Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter

Today, after forty years of service, the Westland Lynx took to the skies for the very last time – making a final farewell flight before they officially retire from service at the end of this month. Four helicopters from 815 Naval Air Squadron took off from RNAS Yeovilton, the Lynx’s home for much of its four-decade career, for a […]

EXCLUSIVE: 12,000 Bristol women miss crucial breast cancer screening

Thousands of women in Bristol and the surrounding area have missed their breast cancer screenings at the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital. According to Nicky Bright, the Superintendent Radiographer, only 48,000 out of the 60,000 women invited to breast screenings annually at the Centre actually attended. Of the 48,000 women who attended their […]

Fire service warn against Black Friday fakes

Avon Fire and Rescue (AFRS) is urging people to “check it twice” when deciding on buying cheap electrical items during Black Friday. With many people heading to the shops today to grab a Black Friday bargain, new research carried out by Electrical Safety First reveals that an estimated nine million UK consumers have purchased a fake […]