Brexit: Bristol West leads UK in Article 50 petition signatures

Brexit: Bristol West leads UK in Article 50 petition signatures

MP Thangam Debbonaire has praised “the good people of Bristol West” after current results show that almost 10,000 of her constituents signed a petition to remain in the EU. The public petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU has reached 3 million signatures after going viral across social media. Writing on Twitter the […]

Bristol MP demands more cash for children with special educational needs

Bristol MP demands more cash for children with special educational needs

Thangham Debonnaire wants the government to give more money to Bristol children with special educational needs. In the House of Commons, the Bristol West MP called on Education Secretary Damien Hinds to reassure Bristol’s headteachers that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will be given the funding they need. The government has promised […]

Lights out for Coexist at Hamilton House

Lights out for Coexist at Hamilton House

After 10 years managing the creative and community spaces at Hamilton House in Stokes Croft, Coexist left the building for the last time at midnight on Thursday. As a result, over 20 Coexist staff lost their jobs. The relationship between Coexist – the former main tenant – and Connolly and Callaghan (C&C), the building’s owner, deteriorated over the last 18 months. […]

Temperatures rising at Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside BBC Bristol

Temperatures rising at Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside BBC Bristol

Climate change activists linked with the Extinction Rebellion movement in Bristol join hundreds across the UK in urging the BBC to ‘tell the truth about climate change’. Due to the 2018 IPCC report, Bristol declared a ‘climate emergency’ mid November this year, with independently collated data pointing to a dire ‘12 year window’ wherein the […]

Bristol pub first in the UK to tackle loneliness in older men

Bristol pub first in the UK to tackle loneliness in older men

The Eldon House in Clifton has started to use beer mats printed with conversational starters to encourage social interaction among men over 65. The innovative scheme has been launched in the wake of a study by the University of Bristol’s Brigstow Institute. Researchers spent six months analysing the effects of loneliness among older people, and […]

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Plans to break the land speed world speed record in a supersonic vehicle have been abandoned due to a lack of funding. The Bristol based ‘Bloodhound’, slated to beat the current 738mph record by more than 300mph, fell £25m short of its goal to keep the private project running.   Infogram   The record-breaking attempt […]