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Bristol launches Transport Strategy Consultation

Bristol City Council has published a far-reaching transport strategy for the city, to be implemented over the next twenty years. The strategy offers a new vision as to how people will move around the city and aims to tackle the problems caused by traffic congestion, such as air pollution, health problems and difficult journeys between home and workplace. The consultation is now open, and to help the public see how the various options might work, there’s a simulator tool - an innovative approach which will...
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Bristol Arena Plans Scrapped by Mayor

Bristol’s mayor, Marvin Rees recently confirmed that the city’s new arena will not be built in the centre after a long period of consultation and controversy. His decision came after some £12 million already spent by the council on work designed to make the Temple Island site ready for the proposed concert venue. The work isn’t for nothing though as the land will now be developed as a 'mixed usage' site, which could see the construction of much-needed housing,...
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Wallace and Gromit Unleashed 2

Following on from the highly popular Gromit Unleashed trail last year, fans of the iconic Aardman creation will be excited to learn that the trail is making its way back to Bristol once again. Gromit Unleashed 2 will see the return of lovable pooch Gromit, who will be bringing along his faithful, but often clueless human owner, Wallace. This year will also feature Gromit’s nemesis Feathers McGraw as a new addition for 2018’s trail. With over 60 sculptures of the characters confirmed to make an appearance,...
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Bristol Festival Guide Pt 2

Bristol has so much going for it as a destination whether it’s the culture, food, music, nightlife or general all-round quality of life that the city offers to its residents. Whether you love music, food, literature or outdoor pursuits, you'll find Bristol’s packed festival calendar has something to offer everyone. In fact, there’s so much to do, we decided that a single festival guide simply wouldn’t do which is why we’ve split it in two. In part one we looked at legendary festivals like...
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Bristol Festival Guide Pt 1

Bristol is an incredible place to live all year round but the city really comes alive in the summer. As well as soaking up the rays in one of the many glorious parks, Bristol plays host to tons of incredible outdoors and indoors festivals throughout the summer months. In fact, we love Bristol festival season so much we thought we’d put together this handy guide for you (and with so many festivals to choose from we decided to do it in two parts – here’s...
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Easter Days Out in Bristol

There are many amazing things to do in Bristol all year round and Easter is certainly no exception. Easter is one of the most exciting bank holidays of the year for children and Bristol is jam-packed with activities over this long weekend. Easter days out in Bristol It’s a great time to do activities with the whole family, with lots of events happening around every corner of the city. Most shops are offering great Easter deals and discounts...
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How to Spend Half-Term in Bristol

Did you know, that Bristol was voted the best place to live in the UK in 2017?  In the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide, Bristol rose to the top as it “has everything you'd want from a big city - vibrant nightlife, pretty sights and plenty to do - but all on your doorstep”. Bristol’s success in this guide was also attributed to its individuality, constant supply of new ideas and great places to visit. This makes it as “exciting as London whilst providing a...
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The Best Things to Do in Bristol for Free in January

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s official, the holidays are over. You’ve spent most of your money on gifts, great food, and fun-filled night outs. Now, you’re wondering how you’re going to make it through the January blues with limited funds and 4 weekends before the next payday. Luckily, you live in Bristol. The city, although home to one of the priciest property markets in Europe, still has a whole host of excellent ways to spend your time, without spending any...
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Where to Go in Bristol on New Year’s Eve

Bristol has been collecting accolades like it was its job over the last few years, being frequently voted one of the best cities to live in the UK. But with its pleasing climate, hospitable locals and the near endless list of things to do from sunrise to sundown, that doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Whether you’re moving to Bristol just in time for New Year’s Eve, or you’re simply having a trip with your special someone, family or friends, the city...
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