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Creative Concerns- IAS

Bristol’s Bustling Creative Sector: Preparing for Brexit As the UK hurtles towards the final weeks of its lengthy build-up to Brexit, the nation is more confused than ever as to what will happen next. With the goal post continuously pushed further and further away, the most recent date set for Britain’s exit from the European Union is 31st October 2019. With such limited time remaining for businesses and EU nationals

Discover a new world of opportunities – Discover policing

Have you ever wanted to know more about the police service?   Are you interested in finding out about what jobs and career opportunities we have for you?   Discovery workshops are coming to a venue near you – come and join us.   You, your family and friends are invited to come and talk to our Inclusion and Diversity team about what it is like to be a police

Montpelier Station has a fantastic new mural!

An amazing new mural project at Montpelier Station has been revealed. The mural was designed by renowned local street artist Silent Hobo, who had a helping hand from young people from two local schools. The mural stretches 50 metres and was commissioned by the Severnside Rail Partnership to help combat graffiti tagging in the area. The mural’s design is based on the four seasons, with stunning images of flora and

Police update: 14-year-old boy found with knife and drugs in St Pauls

Last week, officers working on Operation Blueline, an on-going operation to reduce the harm caused by drugs in the communities of St Pauls and Easton in Bristol, arrested a 14-year-old boy who was found in possession of a knife, cash and 60 wraps of suspected class A drugs. The teenager from Montpelier was arrested in St Pauls Cemetery last Wednesday, April 4, after officers witnessed him dealing drugs to known

Book Review: Lyrically Justified (Vol 2)

Lyrically Justified (Vol 2) by Urban Word Collective Review by Ben Fielders (Montpelier) With contributions from several St Pauls-based poets, this poetry anthology is genuinely thought provoking and inspirational. There are 42 poets in total, who build upon the budding talent that was featured in the first volume of this book (same title). Many of the poets touch upon difficult issues and are unafraid to be controversial and provocative. They

Eyes of the TIGER

TIGER (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) is a Montpelier-based workers cooperative that runs gender education workshops across Bristol. In light of the recent #MeToo campaign, they are encouraging schools to prioritize developing strategies that will put a stop to sexism and sexual harassment for young people. “Challenging the cultural scripts on identity and gender and teaching about the importance of consent to young people is the only true way