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April 09 2019 Misery of parking for BS3 residents exposed by survey

People are moving house because it is getting so hard to park

THE MOST comprehensive survey of public opinion ever undertaken in BS3 has found that the parking situation is so serious that people are moving house to avoid it. .. Read More


March 29 2019 New road could carry 20,000 vehicles a day, bringing pollution and hazards to schoolchildren, says Karin Smyth

MP refuses to back homes plan which includes Whitchurch Lane link

SOUTH Bristol’s Labour MP has taken the unusual step of not backing a major housing bid for government funds – because she thinks it could lead to a controversial new link road leading to Whitchurch Lane. .. Read More


March 29 2019 Protest at plans to build on Green Belt at southern edge of Bristol

Mayor denies that plans to build on Green Belt at Bishopsworth were hidden

THE CITY council is trying to “rip up the Green Belt and concrete over it by deception” in its latest housing masterplan pinpointing where homes will be built over the next two decades, a leading opposition councillor claims. .. Read More


March 29 2019 Bristol's stars of Gogglebox drop in on primary pupils

Pupils at Ilminster Avenue school quiz famous grandmothers Mary and Marina

TWO of the stars of TV’s Gogglebox visited a Knowle primary school to help celebrate their love of reading. .. Read More


March 29 2019 Hillcrest pupils grill the mayor

Totterdown students get to quiz Marvin Rees on everything from the environment to the arena

BRISTOL mayor Marvin Rees has faced difficult question from political opponents in the council chamber, in election meetings and on the streets, but rarely has he faced such a searching set of questions as he did at Hillcrest school. .. Read More


March 29 2019 Despite all the gloom, the world is getting better in so many ways, says leading scientist

Steven Pinker, one of the world's 100 most influential people, spreads his message of science-based hope in Bristol

STEVEN Pinker has been called one of the 100 most influential people on Earth by Time magazine. He’s up there with Stephen Hawking or Carl Sagan – so why haven’t more people heard of him? .. Read More


March 29 2019 Lonely no more as volunteers encourage South Bristol folk to broaden their horizons

St Monica's project matches volunteers with older people who lack confidence to get out

“I haven’t been out that late at night for a long long time!” Jeffrey said of his trip to the theatre with ACE Neighbours volunteer Anne. .. Read More


March 29 2019 Pupils decide to do something abut the curse of dog mess

Anti-poo posters are welcomed by residents

PUPILS at two Knowle schools are trying to end the scourge of dog mess on the pavements by encouraging pet owners to behave more responsibly. .. Read More


March 29 2019 International sportswomen encourage students at Bedminster Down

Hockey international Susannah Townsend and England rugby player Fiona Pocock visit school

GIRLS from Bedminster Down School will trained with two international sportswomen on March 20. .. Read More


March 29 2019 Park discovers whether century-old mine still affects the surface today

Dame Emily Park welcomes volunteer gardeners and fact-finding students to Bedminster

DAME Emily park in Bedminster is to become more wildlife friendly this summer – thanks to a loyal band of volunteers and some help from outside. .. Read More