Bristol volunteers will be serving Christmas churros to the homeless

Volunteers will be serving Christmas churros to the homeless this month as part of a project to offer luxury meals to Bristol’s most vulnerable. Joe Clayton, who runs the Dios Mio Churros food stall, is one of several Bristol chefs and restaurant owners involved in the Caring at Christmas scheme. The project will provide a pop-up shelter to house up to 60 people each night and feed 100 people a day during the festive period. As part of the scheme …

LIVE: M32 closed northbound – traffic updates

The M32 is closed northbound for emergency repairs. There is heavy traffic on the motorway as drivers navigate the closure. According to traffic service Inrix: “M32 Northbound closed, heavy traffic due to emergency repairs at J2 B4058 Stapleton Road (Eastville). “Closed due to emergency pot hole repairs. Traffic is being diverted to the exit slip road to re-join at the next entry slip road back onto the M32 past the junction. “Affecting traffic travelling from Bristol towards the M4.” You can …

Launch of EE’s 5G network will ‘deliver better public services’ says Bristol City Council

The launch of EE’s 5G network in Bristol will help the city council “deliver better public services”, the deputy mayor has said. EE has switched on 5G today (December 6) and councillor Craig Cheney believes the move will “keep our citizens safe”. Mr Cheney, who is responsible for finance, governance and performance at Bristol City Council, said: “Bristol has a growing reputation for its thriving digital economy, so we’re very pleased that we are among the first cities in the …

Updates: Long traffic queues following crash on M5 near Portishead

There has been a crash on the M5 which is causing long tailbacks. The incident happened on the southbound section of the motorway, just after junction 19 for Portishead and the Gordano Services. Highways England tweeted that lanes 2 and 3 are closed. For all the updates on this ongoing incident please follow our live blog. You can also follow the latest traffic updates using our travel widget: If you are near this incident or see any other problems on …

Rave on Avon announces new location for 2020 day festival

A new home has been announced for one of Bristol’s most popular day festivals. Rave on Avon has taken place in Stokes Croft for the past 11 years, bringing a host of the best DJs around to the area’s many bars and live music venues. But before this year’s festival the team behind it announced it would take place in its established home for the final time. They said the decision was down to the ever-changing nature of Stokes Croft, …

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