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July 29 2016

Former Totterdown man jailed 24 years for child sex offences

A PENSIONER who once lived in Totterdown has been sentenced to 24 years in jail for sexual offences against children committed between the 1960s and 1980s in the UK. Douglas Slade, 75, was tried at Bristol Crown Court on July 1 after he was expelled from the Philippines. Formerly of Sea Mills and Totterdown, he was found guilty of all 13 offences against five children. The youngest was 10 years old. .. Read More


July 06 2016 Warning to pet owners after cat and dog deaths

Warning to pet owners after cat and dog deaths

A CAT owner is warning people with pets to be vigilant after she believes her beloved cat Smouse was poisoned. Meanwhile dog owners are also being warned after three dogs are said to have died from eating poisonous blue-green algae... Read More


July 06 2016 Mosque attackers deny racism

Mosque attackers deny racism

ONE OF the men who admits a racially aggravated attack on Totterdown’s mosque has claimed in court that he didn’t know that bacon was offensive to Muslims. Mark Bennett, 48, claimed he was not a racist and did not take bacon to the mosque in Green Street on January 17, 2016, intending to cause offence... Read More


July 06 2016 Call to expand South Bristol hospital

Call to expand South Bristol hospital

MP KARIN Smyth has stepped up her campaign to get more services provided at South Bristol hospital to help reduce the need for people to travel across the city for healthcare. .. Read More


July 06 2016 Secrets of Bristol revealed in new book

Secrets of Bristol revealed in new book

THE HIDDEN stories of our city have been uncovered and collected together in a new book by a Bedminster author, James McVeigh. In Secret Bristol he admits that he’s not Bristol-born – but as someone who has lived here for several decades, he reckons he has picked up on some stories that locals have grown up with and not noticed. .. Read More


July 06 2016

Bedminster and Southville parking zones set for review

TRADERS and residents are hoping that problems which have arisen since residents’ parking schemes were installed last autumn will be addressed in a council review. The zone covering Bedminster East – which stretches to Bath Road – began operation in September, while the Southville area began in November... Read More


July 06 2016 Development fears in Arnos Vale

Development fears in Arnos Vale

RESIDENTS and businesses in Arnos Vale held a public meeting last month to voice fears about increasing pressures on parking and infrastructure from several developments in the area. Neighbours fear disruption if Phase 4, the central part of Paintworks, is gven permission for 92 new homes in three new buildings of four to eight storeys... Read More


May 31 2016

A Bedminster Down student recounts the challenge of the Ten Tors – and being the only girl

Hannah Fritsch is a year 10 student at Bedminster Down School and took part in the annual Ten Tors 35 mile trek on Dartmoor during May. Here she tells South Bristol Voice about one of the toughest physical and mental challenges available for teenagers in the UK... Read More


May 27 2016

Report crime or we can't help: police

RESIDENTS must report crimes if they want the police to do anything about them, Windmill Hill neighbourhood forum has been told. A spate of car break-ins and vandalism in Cotswold Road, Windmill Hill is known to police but several of the crimes may not have been reported, PC Sue Coates told the meeting on May 11. .. Read More


May 27 2016 Govt promises trailer change after Bedminster tragedy

Govt promises trailer change after Bedminster tragedy

DRIVERS who fail to make sure their trailers are safe could face stiffer sentences after lobbying by an MP on behalf of a Bedminster family whose three-year-old son was killed in a trailer accident. .. Read More