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, […]

Hartcliffe housing: Council to buy land for 350 homes

Bristol City Council will buy Hartcliffe Campus from City of Bristol College as part of a plan to build 350 new homes. The project has been in the works since August 2017 but was finally approved by Cabinet on Tuesday. Thirty per cent of the new homes will be affordable, but Cabinet minister for housing […]

Bristol at Night: The new guardians of your night out

This week marked the launch of the Bristol @ Night panel. Its aim? To support Bristol’s nighttime economy. Local residents have been calling for a nighttime representative since the city of Amsterdam crowned Mirik Milan it’s first ‘nachtburgemeester’, or Night Mayor, in 2014. The panel will support takeaway restaurants, emergency services and sex entertainment workers as well […]

Tears as Bristol’s Eastville Market opens for the last time

Today is the last day of trading for Bristol’s Eastville Market, a famous landmark that has been running for over 50 years. The stall owners blame the supermarkets for stealing their customers and say there is a growing lack of interest in local produce. Stall owner Bob said: “I have been selling fruit and veg for […]

Bristol crocodile: Chew Valley caiman will join education team

The reptile found in Chew Valley Lake last August will be used to teach people the danger and potential cruelty of keeping a crocodilian as a pet. 

The reptile found in Chew Valley Lake last August will be used to teach people the danger and potential cruelty of keeping a crocodilian as a pet.  The ‘spectacled’ caiman will go on display at Crocodiles of the World, a conservation centre near Brize Norton, once it has fully recovered from the injuries and abnormalities it received […]

Playground director fears retaliation from drugs users

A playground director is scared to report drug users, in fear of a revenge attack when he leaves work at night. St Paul’s Adventure Playground is littered with drug paraphernalia including empty ‘baggies’, dirty needles and empty syringe packaging. Reverend Liz Perry has also raised concerns over drug dealing and clinical waste found on the […]

Bristol gamers ‘Jingle Jam’ raise over £2.5 million for charity in seven days

Bristol-based gaming company Yogcast has raised over £2.5 million for charity in just seven days. Yogscast are an internet production company who have over seven million YouTube subscribers worldwide. They have been running their annual Jingle Jam event since 1 December, which sees them live stream content and offer users unique gaming bundles to purchase. All […]