Bristol

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...

Becky Watts' Grandfather Sings Emotional Tribute As Hundreds March In Bristol

PA | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK

The father of Becky Watts has said every day has been "absolute hell" since she was killed last month. Becky, 16, vanished from her family home in ...

Dreaming, Uncertainty and Dreaming Your Way Through Uncertainty. (What Do You Dream About?)

Roberta Verdant | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Winter is for the dreaming, as far as I am concerned. As the darkness sets in I begin to long for storytelling, for deep talk by candlelight, for open fire to stoke my spirit, for dreaming deeply.

Folk + Noir = Folk Noir, It's a Coupling So Good That if it Didn't Exist We'd Surely Have to Invent It...

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

Cross the doomy chiaroscuro and skewed perspectives of classic film noir with the cussed fatalism and strange apparitions of folk music and you have a seductively dark result that reflects a whole mess of contemporary sound and screen-culture.

Personal Best - 'Song For The Failures' Union' Stream

Clara Cullen | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

When I first saw Personal Best play the legendary punk den Cavern in Exeter they immediately caught my attention. The Bristol 3 piece play with an energy and confidence that cuts through any immediate competition.

Becky Watts' Stepbrother Charged With Murder

PA | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

SEE ALSO: Becky Watts' Stepbrother Appears In Court Charged With Her Murder Becky Watts' step-brother has been charged with her murder, police have...

How to Empower Men and Women to Say No to Rape Culture

Catherine Phillips | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Phillips

Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...

Becky Watts' Stepbrother Arrested For Murder In Latest Shocking Twist

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

The stepbrother of murdered 16-year-old Becky Watts has been arrested on suspicion of her murder, along with his girlfriend, according to reports. ...

Body Parts Discovery 'Too Much To Bear' For Becky Watts' Family

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Police searching for missing teenager Becky Watts have announced they have discovered body parts, which her family have called "too much to bear". ...

Missing Teen Police Make Murder Arrests

PA | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering missing 16-year-old Rebecca Watts, known as Becky, police have said. The teenager was last ...

Bristol Man Nigel Yates Has Come Up With THE Best Name For His Plumbing Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Snapped by Liz Booker in Bristol, this Facebook photo has introduced us - and hopefully now the rest of the world - to possibly the greatest name of a...

Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

Why Go to Small Live Music Venues?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chloe Bevan

Over recent years the likes of Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, as well as, London have all since some of their smaller music venues lost to time and the lack of an audience, but why? When the underground rock music scene is healthier than it has ever been, with even more great and unique bands coming up the ranks.

Bristol's Fog Bridge - With Fujiko Nakaya

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Amelia Carruthers

Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose "fog sculptures" represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature.

Mental Health Services for Young People Need Money and New Ideas, Not Outrage

Dr Simon Newitt | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Dr Simon Newitt

Since we lack the political introspection to ask more urgent questions about the health of our increasingly unequal world and the political and economic aetiology of mental ill health more specifically, the basic issue of resources seems to me the most urgent place for our contemporary politicians to fix their gaze.

Reliving the Summers of Love

Livvy and Chrissie | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Livvy and Chrissie

He also told us that he and Paul McCartney used to go around London by bus sometimes, and people would look at Paul in a wondering sort of way and then think "no, can't be" and leave them alone. Not something that would happen today with all the camera phones and selfies.

Under Attack From a Beige Establishment: Why the Green Party Are Now a Major Political Force

Karl Davis | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The Green Party have a duty to continue to provide for the nation a fresh, fair and radical alternative to the 'business as usual' establishment, just as media chiefs from the BBC, ITV, SKY et al have a duty to promote and encourage a wide, engaging and relevant debate involving those extended the right to vote and elect.

This Terrible 'Joke' Tweet About Hitting A Cyclist Costs Stockbroker His Job

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

A stockbroker has been fired for tweeting that he hit a cyclist with his car and failed to stop. Police are investigating after Rayhan Qadar report...

'My Joy, My Hope, My Strength': Tributes For Tragic Bristol Mother & Baby

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Around 300 family and friends gathered on Friday to mourn the loss of a mother and her newborn daughter. Charlotte Bevan, 30, and four-day-old Zaan...