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April 29 2016 Protest over new plan for diesel power plant

Protest over new plan for diesel power plant

ALMOST 300 objections have been made by members of the public and community groups to the planning application to put 48 diesel generators at St Philip’s Marsh on a site close to a nusery school and homes, including Paintworks. .. Read More


April 29 2016 We're being priced out of Totterdown

We're being priced out of Totterdown

ROCKETING prices of housing are making homeowners in South Bristol wealthier by the month – on paper at least. But the soaring demand is also pushing rents up for tenants – forcing many of them to move... Read More


April 29 2016

Will May 5 election prove that Bristol wants an elected mayor?

WHOEVER wins the mayoral election on May 5, we should at least learn one thing: Is Bristol more enthusiastic about having a mayor than we were four years ago?.. Read More


April 29 2016

Parks in Knowle, Windmill Hill and Filwood invited to apply for funds

GROUPS working with parks and open spaces in Knowle, Windmill Hill and Filwood have the rare chance to apply for hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding. The offer – described as the opportunity of a lifetime – has come about thanks to a major housing development in Salcombe Road, Knowle... Read More


April 13 2016

Statements made by candidates standing for council seats in Bedminster and Southville for the elections on May 5

Statements made by candidates standing for council seats in Bedminster and Southville for the elections on May 5.. Read More


April 07 2016

Green light for Bristol arena: the debate

Some quotes from the debate on April 6, when councillors on Bristol’s development control committee voted unanimously to approve detailed planning permission for the arena, and outline permission for Arena Island .. Read More


March 26 2016

Your questions to the men and women who want to be mayor

READERS set six questions to the mayoral candidates, and we're very pleased that they all agreed to answer them. The subjects chosen were: the role of mayor; public transport; the arena; air pollution; Green Capital; and residents parking. .. Read More


March 25 2016 MP calls for action on apprentice

MP calls for action on apprentices

SOUTH Bristol’s MP Karin Smyth has challenged the Prime Minister to make good his pledges to recruit three million high-quality apprentices, partly funded by a levy on big businesses. .. Read More


March 25 2016

Vision for Temple Quarter unveiled

AMBITIOUS ideas for a 25-year regeneration of the area around Temple Meads are open for consultation. Residents have until April 14 to comment on the Temple Quarter spatial framework – not a blueprint, but a guide to how the area could be transformed to bring 17,000 hi-tech and creative jobs, a new public waterfront and leisure facilities. .. Read More


March 25 2016

Hope for Park Street site

TOTTERDOWN residents are hopeful that they will be able to persuade the council to drop its plans to sell off a popular piece of open space for housing. The patch of land at the bottom of Park Street, near Bath Road, used to be a playground but it fell into disrepair about 15 years ago and the council took away the play equipment... Read More