Bristol

Woman Becomes Fifth Bristol Uni Student Thought To Have Died From Suicide This Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A young woman is thought to be the fifth Bristol University student to have died from suicide in the past six months. Elsa Scaburri, a third year lan...

Students Demand Name Change For Iconic Bristol Building Over 'Slave Trade Links'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Bristol are demanding that one of the institution’s most iconic structures is renamed over alleged links to the slave ...

Street Art As A Tool For Change

Mary McCarthy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mary McCarthy

Street art, and those who create it - those who dare, dream, fight, question and challenge, whether it be for rebellion or for necessity, for the past and for the future, for no reason and for vital ones, for themselves and for a greater good... in my mind encapsulates all that is historically significant about this medium.

A Patriotic Brexit Means Keeping Our Neighbours Close

Clare Moody MEP | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Clare Moody MEP

We both have different backgrounds and different experiences that led us to choose public service, but one of the fundamental things we share is a love of our country and a determination to do what we believe is best for our constituents. In short we share a deep sense of patriotism.

Police Protect Far-Right Protesters During Rally Over Jail Term Given To Bacon Mosque Attacker

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

Dozens of far-right campaigners on Saturday staged a protest against the “outrageous” sentence a “loyal patriot” received after raw bacon was ...

Private School Kids Given A Third Of Scholarships In Controversial Uni Scheme

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A top university has faced harsh criticism after it was revealed it gave a third of scholarships aimed at disadvantaged local teenagers to private sch...

Student Behind Letter Accusing Lecturer Of Anti-Semitism Leads Calls AGAINST Her Sacking

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A student who wrote an impassioned open letter accusing his lecturer of anti-Semitism has now criticised calls from campaigners for her dismissal. Br...

This Cheeky Cat Is Owning Every Department Of His Local Branch Of Wilko

The Huffington Post | Becky Barnes | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Comedy

A branch of Wilko (formerly Wilkinson) has found the purr-fect way to attract new customers - by making a ‘stray’ cat feel at home. George the tab...

In Pictures: Donald Trump Protests In London, Edinburgh, Cardiff And Across UK

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

Tens of thousands of demonstrators were out in force in London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff, waving banners and placards in...

Founder Of Group Trying To Improve Race Relations With Police Tasered

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

An investigation has been launched after a community race relations champion was tasered by police on Saturday. Judah Adunbi was hit in the face wh...

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

Teenage Boy Rings 999... Because He Missed The School Bus

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage boy from Somerset has been slammed for wasting police time after he rang 999 because he had missed the school bus. The Bristol teen rang Av...

Man Arrested After Six-Month-Old Baby Dies On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

A man has been arrested after a six-month-old baby died on Christmas Day. Police have launched an inquiry after the baby died in the early hours of Su...

Father Christmas Mannequin Challenge Brings Bristol To A Standstill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This year Father Christmas doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, he just wants you to stand still. Runners at the ‘Santas On The Run’ c...

Owen Jones And Kate Tempest: Wake Up And Love More

Kate Wyver | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Wyver

"too concerned with their own thoughts to think about the weather But we see clouds like furious ink Thick liquid sinks and whips the wind Pitch shift...

An Interview With David Nicholls: Good Films, Bad Decisions And The Next Novel

Ella Kemp | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Kemp

I thank him and he tells me that it was a pleasure. A final note which is pretty emblematic of our conversation and of the way he is to the world. Honest, attentive and understanding of human emotions. The pleasure was all mine, David.

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

Dean Blackburn | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Dean Blackburn

There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...

What Next for Pro-Europeans?

Joe Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Williams

We must let the government enter their negotiations with the Union's other members. And we must keep making the case for both a democratic and free Europe - and of the necessity of a public vote on the terms of whatever exit deal is produced.

Pair Charged After Baby Shot In The Head With Air-Gun

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK

Two people have been charged in connection with a one-year-old boy who is believed to have been shot in the head with an air-gun. Harry Studley, fro...

Baby In Critical Condition With Serious Head Injuries After 'Being Shot With Air Gun'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK

A one-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot with an air gun in Bristol, police say. The child is in a critical condition at Bristol ...

Banksy Left An Inspirational Note For The Kids Whose School Just Became His Latest Canvas

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Street-artist Banksy has chosen a primary school in his probable hometown of Bristol as his latest canvas of choice. The spray-painter, whose work has...

The EDL's Bristol March Was Completely Overshadowed By A Naked Bike Ride (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK

On Saturday the English Defence League held an anti-immigration march in Bristol prompting a large police presence to keep it and anti-facist demonstr...

Teen Who Uses Pocket Money To Feed Homeless Reveals Even Bigger Plans

SWNS | George Bowden | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A kind-hearted teen who spends his pocket money on feeding the homeless is seeking funding to open up a soup kitchen - to help feed even more. Hamish...

Students Fight for Veggie and Vegan Options at University

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

2016 is the biggest ever year for vegans, with brands such as Quorn releasing egg-free products, Guinness planning to create a vegan beer, and Ben & Jerry's announcing dairy-free ice creams. Universities are generally known as places that advocate this sort of forward thinking and embrace positive change. Why then do so many British universities seem so behind on providing vegetarian and vegan options in their student unions?

Someone Has Painted A Giant Mural Of Donald Trump Snogging Boris Johnson In Bristol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Comedy

A graffiti mural of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and former London Mayor Boris Johnson having a big ol' snog has appeared in Stoke's...