Bristol

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 ...

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.

Footage Shows 'Britain's Oldest DJ' Who Went Missing Last Month

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

Footage released by police shows the first confirmed sighting of 'Britain's oldest DJ' who meant missing last month. Derek Morris, 73, known a...

Richard Long: Time and Space at Arnolfini, Bristol

Chris Osburn | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Time and Space, a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long, opens today at the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol.

DJ Derek, 'Britain's Oldest DJ', Has Disappeared

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Britain's oldest DJ has reportedly disappeared and not been since for nearly a month. Derek Morris, 73, known as "DJ Derek", appeared in Dizzee Ra...

Push The Button, Playable City 2015

Clare Reddington | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

We have a very strong, international shortlist of seven - honed down from the 197 entries we received from 60 countries. The projects vary hugely - from event-based spectacular projects to quieter, more ambient installations. Across the board though, the standard is high.

A Right to Clean Air

Darren Hall | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Darren Hall

Picture the scene of a man stood atop a tank breaking a Palestinian flag over his knee, familiar imagery from the West Bank or the Gaza Strip? No, thi...

Less Expletives and More Ideas: How Protests Could Be a Little More Democratic

Charley Bendall | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charley Bendall

It only takes one riled individual setting fire to something they shouldn't to tarnish the entire group. Appearing on the news that night, their cause is lost in a story about out-of-control rebels in violent disarray. If you are that individual, it's simple: leave the spray paint, the petrol and the expletive laden placards at home, and come up with something more purposeful to chant.

Win or Lose, the Task Is the Same

Darren Hall | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Hall

The potential for such a movement is no where more tangible than in Bristol. With one of the largest and most active Green Party's in the country, an innovative and creative economy, and a powerful network of different campaigning groups, Bristol is on the cusp of creating something that could enable us to step up from being awarded Green capital status to really deserving it.

What's Wrong With a Porn Star Politician?

Ben Parr | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Parr

Whether Langley's campaign will be helped or hindered by the revelations that he is also known as Johnny Rockard in the porn industry, is yet to be seen. Either way, it seems unlikely that it will play no part in his electoral successes and failures. I suppose in more ways than one, it is a hard one to call.

Becky Watts' Cause Of Death Revealed On The Day Of Her Funeral

PA | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK

The grief-stricken father of Becky Watts spoke of his love for his "shy girl" who "touched the hearts of the nation" as hundreds gathered to say a fin...

Ukip Candidate's Second Life As Porn Star Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

A Ukip candidate for city council elections in Bristol has been unmasked as porn producer and actor Johnny Rockard. The x-rated movie mogul is a hi...