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A Guide to Bristol Culture for New Movers

Bristol is a fascinating city to visit, but it’s an even better place to live. It is packed full of interesting things to see and do, from restaurants to art galleries to historical attractions. Here’s a quick look at Bristol’s dynamic and fascinating culture so you can start planning what to do following your move. (more…)...
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Bristol’s Proposed New Sport Quarter at Ashton Gate

In September 2018, plans to develop a new £100 million sports and convention centre at Bristol City have been unveiled by the owners of Ashton Gate Stadium. The proposed sporting and entertainment centre will be built next to the Bristol City ground in South Bristol. This 4,000-capacity venue is anticipated to become a ‘sporting quarter’ as well as a place for entertainment and conferences. The new facility will also provide a permanent home for the Bristol Flyers Basketball club who sold out every home game...
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Two New South Bristol Developments Planned

Two major housing developments are coming up in South Bristol: one along Winterstoke Road and another at Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Knowle. The Winterstoke development aims to provide more affordable housing through 67 dwellings and is already approved, while deliberations are still ongoing for the Broadwalk Shopping Centre proposal, which plans to convert the carpark into 400 flats on the Wells Road, between the junctions of Broad Walk and Redcatch Road. (more…)...
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A Guide to Decluttering your Home in 2019

There are many motivations for having a big clear up in the home. Perhaps you’ve just moved into a new house or are about to move home and with everything being put into boxes, now seems like a good time to do some sorting. Perhaps you are an advocate of the “New Year - new you" approach and see a new year as a time to declutter your life a bit. Whatever your reasons, it’s good to know that most of us are...
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Ethical Bristol Christmas Ideas

Christmas - that wonderful time of year which brings families and friends closer together, with presents wrapped fondly, vast meals cooked lovingly and decorations adorning our cosy homes. Unfortunately, this festive cheer can also bring with it the tonnes of presents and paper destined for landfill, beautiful trees dug up and then scrapped in large numbers a few week later, not to mention the huge amount of food waste. (more…)...
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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. Temple Meads Bristol Arena 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...
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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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