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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