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 […]

Red Nose Day funds support Bristol mums

Today marks Red Nose Day, and people across Bristol are joining the rest of the UK in raising money for Comic Relief.  First launched in 1985, Comic Relief is a charity which aims to tackle poverty and injustice around the world. In Bristol, 18 organisations currently benefit from the charity’s grant money. Among them is the […]

#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 […]

Women in Bristol mastering traditional ‘male’ skills

Bristol Women’s Workshop is a volunteering project created by women for women so they can gain experience in woodwork and upholstery for free. Jenny Smith, a volunteer organiser that has been involved in the project since 2006 said: “This started 35 years ago when several female teachers in Totterdown felt disappointed by the education establishment […]

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 […]

Finzels Reach: No repeat of ‘Boaty McBoatface’ for new bridge

The Bristol development firm building Finzels Reach says a name like Boaty McBoatface is unlikely to become the name of Bristol’s latest bridge.   Director of Cubex Gavin Bridges said the Clifton firm asked the public to propose suggestions for naming the bridge, “as it’s in such a key location.” But he ruled out the shortlist being […]