Bristol parking fee profits rise 113% to £7.7 million

Bristol Council made £7.7 million in profit from parking charges and penalty fines in the 2015/16 financial year. This is up from £3.6 million in 2011/12 – an increase of 113%. On average, over the past five years Bristol has had the fourth highest profit outside of London, after Brighton, Birmingham and Nottingham. However, its increase […]

Rail fares to go up by 2.3%

Train fares will go up on average by 2.3 per cent next year, rail industry leaders have confirmed. The average overall increase covers all national rail fares with effect from 2 January 2017. However Bristol train users were unhappy with the increase, particularly after the delays experienced by many travellers last weekend between Bristol Temple […]

Clean air petition to be presented to mayor

A petition to improve the quality of the air in Bristol is to be presented to Mayor Marvin Rees at a council meeting on Tuesday. The petition has been created in response to information from the World Health Organisation that the air pollution in Bristol is above recommended limits. After just nine days, it has been signed […]

Police urge ‘take simple precautions’ when using taxis

Police are urging people to take safety measures when using taxis in the city after a 53-year-old man who posed as a taxi driver was jailed for 12 months. Anthony Steven Cox, who pleaded guilty to two counts of false imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday, collected two women in Corn Street in May who thought they […]