£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

Bristol City Council is to offer subsidies of around £3000 to taxi drivers who switch to an electric or ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV). The hope is that up to 100 Hackney Carriage owners will make the switch, with the aim of improving air quality in the city. The incentives being offered to taxi drivers have […]

What happened to the Bristol hum?

What happened to the Bristol hum?

A low frequency noise has been bothering some local residents since the late 70’s and effects some people on a daily basis. Still a mystery, the sound has attracted a wide range of explanations, such as traffic, electrical infrastructure, atmospheric vibration and even humming fish. We spoke to local residents who still complain about frequently […]

Petition to save Jubilee Swimming Pool reaches over a thousand signatures

Petition to save Jubilee Swimming Pool reaches over a thousand signatures

A petition to save one of South Bristol’s most popular swimming pools has reached over a thousand signatures in less than three weeks.  Local residents launched the ‘Save the Jubilee Pool from Closure’ campaign after Bristol City Council threatened to stop its funding. The signatures were gathered both online and inside the building, at the pools’ reception. The […]

Marvin Rees: ‘Many women in Bristol are still living in fear’

Marvin Rees: ‘Many women in Bristol are still living in fear’

Victims of domestic abuse and violence in Bristol are to get up to seven new safe houses as part of an initiative by the Safer Bristol Partnership. The houses, which can hold up to 38 families, will also include a dedicated house for black and ethnic minority women and children. Next Link, who are providing the service, […]