This is what now passes for style among the city’s cognoscenti Having trashed a couple of the city’s finest Georgian buildings with decor that looks like a tasteless tart has commissioned a pissed-up David Walliams to decorate her boudoir, Bristol Harbour Hotel is now setting about ruining local small businesses. The Corn Street boutique hotel – on the site of the former Lloyds Bank – opened in October last year ... more
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  • Bristol Street Harassment Audit
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    Bristol Against Violence and Abuse
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  • Call Out For Solidarity From Venezuelan Anarchists
    Gianni Scovino is a young man of 33 with Asperger’s syndrome and a member of the Turtle Foundation (Fundación La Tortuga []), a participant in the punk scene, and an anarchist media activist using materials from El Libertario [Venezuela’s primary anarchist periodical] on his Youtube channel (, where he puts up videos in both Spanish and English.   On July 13, he was savagely assaulted by members of the Bolivarian ... more
    Bristol ABC
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  • Passing of a star…. Jayne Dentith
    It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jayne Dentith on 5th July. Jayne was one of the Red Hot Frilly Kickers Can Can troupe who literally kicked off the first ever Bristol Radical History Group event in October 2006. The Frilly Kickers played the role of the ranting women who with radical Quaker preacher James Nayler blasphemously recreated Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday in ... more
    Bristol Radical History Group
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  • 21st Century Transport Plan?
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    Sustainable Cities
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  • For the Guardian: Wake up, Boots. You can’t judge women who need the morning-after pill
    I wrote for the Guardian about Boots' decision to keep the cost of the morning after pill artificially high.Wake up, Boots. You can't judge women who need the morning after pillToday Boots said they would review the costs - whoop whoop! ... more
    Sian Crooked Rib
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  • So far this month, I have…
    Seen a heron right up close.Been to Tintern Abbey for the first time in many years.  Considered legal action.Considered whether to continue making music, given that I would definitely rather not be a social media content provider, marketing agent, publicist, booker, ticket agent, plugger, writer, runner, chauffeur, caterer, engineer or any of the other things deemed essential for musicians to do before spending any time making music, in this place/time where ... more
    Clayton Blizzard
    6 days ago
  • On Being Given A Garden…….
    Plants are always one of our biggest challenges and we are very fortunate to have some local nurseries and garden centres who regularly donate to us, either stock they can no longer use or plants that we have cheekily asked for. However, gardens such as the Bearpit and the Quakers Burial Ground, our Edible Park, […] The post On Being Given A Garden……. appeared first on Incredible Edible Bristol. ... more
    Incredible Edible Bristol
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  • 2017 Festival dates announced!
    Bristol Radical Film Festival – 14th – 17th October 2017 And WE’RE BACK! This year – at Trinity – the festival opens with the newly released doc ‘Brexitannia’; includes a Russian Revolution centenary double-bill feat. the story of the transition from ‘Tsar to Lenin’ and a doc about the early-20th century Russian art movement; ‘Cradle Will Rock’, a [*shock-horror*] Hollywood musical about labour movements, art and power in the 1930s; ... more
    Bristol Radical Film Festival
    1 week ago
  • Weston Hospital A&E closed at night. Politicians’ minds closed 24/7
    Weston General Hospital A&E is closed at night from 10pm to 8am. Indefinitely.They have had huge difficulty recruiting staff, including A&E docs, so they have had to use locums, who with the best will in the world cannot be efficient as they keep having to ask how things work in Weston. The Care Quality Commission, (the NHS version of Ofsted) declared the A&E unsafe, so the Hospital Board closed it.Weston ... more
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