Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Residents from a street in Bedminster have used their Facebook neighbour’s group to bring a little Christmas cheer to their street. 24 of the 83 houses in Lime Road will reveal a different illuminated bay window in the countdown to Christmas. One of the organisers, Steve Bailey, said that his family’s giant candles and love hearts, […]

International Christmas Jumper Day

Students and staff at the University of the West of England’s Bower Ashton Campus are getting in the festive spirit as they celebrate international Christmas jumper day [metaslider id=7474]

Photography: Bristol turns Autumnal

Get into an autumnal mood by enjoying our pictures of the colourful outdoors. Send us your pictures of Bristol’s stunning scenery to The most outstanding photos will be featured on our website. [metaslider id=6255]

Bespoke bicycles are about to become the new must have

Bicycle builders from around the world are gathering in Bristol this weekend for the annual Bespoked UK Handmade bicycle show.  Bespoke bicycles are becoming increasingly popular. This is because each body is different to the next, our legs are all different lengths and so are our torsos, and so a bicycle that fits our body individually […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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