Bristol

Poisoning, Unexpected Nomadism and Just Keeping Right on Walking

Roberta Verdant | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I spent a year living in Bristol. Bristol was my move back into a city after a couple of years in Devon. I found Devon spectacularly beautiful. I ran workshops, swam in rivers, took acting classes. Finally, I left. Didn't look back.

Giles Coren Says ‘Lycra-Covered Elephants’ Are Right To Be Charged For Park Run

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

Giles Coren has told runners upset at being charged to exercise in a park in Bristol to "get a grip" after widespread outrage at a local council. The ...

Police Confirm Human Remains Believed To Be Those Of DJ Derek

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

Police have confirmed remains found in woodland in north Bristol are believed to be those of DJ Derek Serpell-Morris. The grim discovery was in woo...

Missing DJ Derek's Family Fear The Worst After Human Remains Found

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Police confirm remains are from Derek Serpell-Morris The family of a missing Bristol DJ say they "expect the worst" after human remains were f...

Bristol Student Union Elections: An Insight

John Thalassites | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
John Thalassites

I am currently running for election as Bristol's SU Volunteer Chair. In addition to other promotional material, I have produced a pitch open to all st...

Mums Matter

Stephen Fear | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Fear

In my opinion there is another actor, now dead unfortunately, who would have certainly made a brilliant Bond had he been young enough at the time, and that was Cary Grant. Without doubt Grant had the looks, acting talent, and presence, to have made the role his own.

Schoolfriends Weep Paying Tribute To 'Likable' 17-Year-Old Murdered In Bristol

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a popular teenager who was stabbed to death. The 17-year-old, named locally as Shamus Mcnama, ...

How Cities Can Tackle Poverty

George Ferguson | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics
George Ferguson

Our city should look to a cocktail of issues to address social inequality rather than resorting to just one, two or three because, as research and experience shows, the causes of poverty and deprivation are enormously complex. Bristol needs leadership that not only understands this but is prepared to see the necessary action through to craft a pathway to much greater equality of opportunity for all.

Gynaecologist Delivers Gorilla After Incredibly Rare C-Section

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

A gynaecologist has delivered a critically-endangered gorilla by Caesarean section at a Bristol Zoo. Prof David Cahill performed the "very challeng...

Man, Nature and Climate Change: An English Middle-Class Affair?

Paul Murphy | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK
Paul Murphy

I recently saw a screening of This Changes Everything, a film inspired and narrated by Naomi Klein, that apparently 'connects the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there,'

Review: Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic/Theatre Royal

Joe Williams | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joe Williams

Perhaps most impressively, the production manages to make a book from an era where a year's worth of information corresponds to approximately a second's of our own time feel relevant without the need for any crude literary devices.

This Graffitied 'Anatomically Correct' Queen Victoria Statue Is Causing A Stir

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

One of history's supposedly most prude monarchs has had a 127-year-old statue of herself defaced by a feminist graffiti artist. Queen Victoria, im...

A New Climate Deal

George Ferguson | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
George Ferguson

Last week I returned from COP 21 after nearly two incredibly busy weeks in Paris. Where I was promoting Bristol and negotiating a global solution to one of the biggest challenges that ours and future generations face.

Government Shoves 'Caring Crunch' on the 'Too Difficult' Pile

Karin Smyth | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Karin Smyth

Labour needs to seriously engage with and address the pervading fear that so many people live with - of ending a lifetime of contributions to our society in the silent misery of an inadequate social care system.

An Update From COP 21, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December

George Ferguson | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
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George Ferguson

Thursday 3rd December 'Transport decarbonisation as an engine for growth' may not be the most gripping title for a panel debate, but like many worki...

COP21: Why I Cycled From Bristol to Paris

Charley Pattison | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Charley Pattison

Is that? Is that really? It is. It's an ostrich. A flat light fighting through the drizzle at the top of a one kilometre climb and only the sound of ...

An Update From COP 21, Tuesday 1st December

George Ferguson | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
George Ferguson

Since arriving on Monday it has been exciting and informative to meet with delegates from across the world who are promoting the importance of this ge...

UK Government Must Not Give Up on Climate Change

George Ferguson | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
George Ferguson

Bristol's commitment to living in a responsible, sustainable way should inspire cities across the globe to join us in building a society we shall be happy to pass on to the next generation. I will continue to push for this locally, nationally and internationally.

The UK's Urban Wildlife

Frontier | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Frontier

Wildlife is not just the brown bear in the forests of North America or Eastern Europe, wildlife is right here in front of you; all you need to do is l...

British Mayor Explains Why He Feels 'Duty' To Take Refugees Into His Home

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

The mayor of Bristol has urged people who support refugees' right to settle in the UK to fight "nasty" elements of the press and social media to win t...

More Than 100 Students Forced Out Of Homes Following Huge Fire In Bristol

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 100 students have been forced out of their homes after a blaze ripped through the roof of their accommodation block in Bristol city centre o...

The Incredible Hulk Hits Bristol... and Knocks Me Out Too

Michael J MacMahon | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael J MacMahon

I've just been knocked out by The Incredible Hulk. In more ways than one. Both literally - and that's something for my acting résumé, surely - and metaphorically, by meeting the phenomenon in person and seeing what a nice guy he is.

Disgruntled Passengers Who Stopped Train On Tracks Spark Police Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Police are trying to identify hundreds of passengers who pulled the emergency cord of a train and walked along the tracks after being told it would no...

The Rise of The Robots

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Washing Machines, Lawn Mowers and the such like are all early forms of robots if you consider the word to mean a machine doing a task which was formally done by human beings or animals. Machines do not require holidays, lunch breaks or time off. Increasingly these machines are more reliable and suffer less 'time off work'.

Democracy in Action? Perish the Thought

Darren Hall | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Hall

Irrespective of whether there is a direct causal link to policy changes in the UK, evidence of homelessness would seem to indicate there is a growing problem. By evidence I mean I can see it with my own eyes. There are many more sleeping rough in Bristol this year than last.