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Avon Fire & Rescue Service opens recruitment- aspiring firefighters wanted!

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) encourages to consider a new career this winter as they open recruitment and look for aspiring firefighters to join the Service. The application process will be opened in November and all new recruits will have an opportunity to find out more about the role, Service, day to day duties, before they undertake practical test in early 2019. Main message of the recruitment campain is ‘Yes

Being Black History: Mr Roy Hackett 90

‘Are you sitting comfortable? …Now I’ll start.’  is how Roy Hackett begins his talk to Year 6 pupils at Glenfrome primary school in 2015, at 86 years old.  This slightly-built man has a made a big impact in the city and is still busy with community activities in St Werburghs. Light and speedy of mind and body, it seems Mr Hackett’s health has been held together by getting involved, a spirit

St Paul's Film Club Presents: Queen of Katwe @Afrifest

African Voices Forum’s Sauda Kyalambuka invites to a free family friendly screening of Queen of Katwe on 13th October, 5:00 pm- 7:15 pm, at Malcolm X Centre and gives a chance to find out more about plans for a brand new Film Club based in St Pauls. Queen of Katwe- tells an interesting story of a young Phiona who struggles to escape the poverty of Kampala’s Katwe district. Queen of Katwe combines classic Disney

Van driver? Be on your guard after break-ins and tool thefts at car park in Bristol

We are warning van drivers to be a cautious after a number of break-ins at the car park in Ikea, Bristol. Since the middle of July, there have been four reported break-ins from the car park with tools including drills, jigsaws, radios and lasers stolen. The most recent incident was on Saturday September 8, at around 11.30am with around £4000 worth of tools stolen. The offences have all occurred between

Proper Bristol: a postcard competition to reflect the best and worst of our fair city

Following immense interest and applications for the competition, the deadline has been extended to Midnight October 31st. No more Bridge. Easy on the Balloons… Those pictures of the Suspension Bridge, hot air Balloons and Harbourside. Those statues of slavers, soldiers and politicians, those demonstrations of wealth and power seep into our very marrow. Those corporate billboards continue to pollute our view, spilling out their tempting sordid lies. Like fish we

A week of celebrations for Bristol Bike Project's 10th Birthday

Written by the Bristol Bike Project Team This November, we’re turning the ripe old age of 10 and to celebrate we’re hosting a whole week of BBP-themed fun and events for all our friends, family and the wider Bristol community! We’ve come such a long way since the early days, when we were spannering from an old horse stable on the outskirts of Bristol and a back garden in Montpelier,

Free flu jabs for carers

As we move into Autumn, local charity Carers Support Centre are keen to remind unpaid carers that they are entitled to a free flu jab.  It is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people. However, it can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups.  “The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and the person you care for from the influenza virus,” explains Ann Tolaini, GP Carers Liaison Manager at Carers Support Centre. 

AF&RS welcomes new law that means stronger jail sentences for attacks on emergency service staff

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has welcomed news that those who attack or assault emergency service workers will receive longer jail terms. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, which received Royal Assent yesterday (13/09), will see the maximum prison sentence for a common assault where the victim is an emergency service or NHS worker double from six to 12 months. The law means courts will consider more serious assaults committed against emergency workers as an

Bristol’s Better Food takes a further step in the Refill Revolution

Better Food has installed a 41-product packaging-free wall, dispensing cereals, grains, pulses, seeds, nuts and dried fruit, in its largest store in St Werburghs. This extends the range of packaging-free items available to over 80. The store already offered self-serve products as diverse as eggs, fruit and vegetables, wine, tea, household cleaners, soaps and hair-care products. ‘The main reason for installing this packaging-free wall,’ says Lucy Gatward, Better Food’s Marketing

Free courses for community businesses and social enterprises

Are you a community business or social enterprise who would welcome some practical, hands-on support to help boost your enterprise? Do you have a great business idea which will help to create positive change in your community? Applications are now open for free courses in Bristol run by the School of Entrepreneurs (SSE), for social and community enterprises. Ready to start your social enterprise business? Applications for the Start-Up Programme, a fully funded 7-day course, spread over 5