Neighbours fuming after ‘hundreds’ of revellers join ‘ridiculously loud’ five-hour rave

Bedminster residents have hit out after a “ridiculously loud” early-hours rave allegedly took place near their homes. People complained on the Paxton Drive neighbourhood Facebook group about a gathering which reportedly involved hundreds of revellers, including fire-twirlers, today (August 17). One Paxton Drive resident Alex Howe said it happened from 2am until 7am at the skate park near the underpass of Brunel Way. He said: “It’s been heard in the flats even though the windows are shut and we are …

Here’s how you can upgrade to first class for a tenner on Great Western Railway trains

Nowadays even the most basic of rail journeys can leave a hefty dent in your finances. With overcrowded carriages and stuffy conditions, the relative tranquility of the first class compartment can seem like a distant dream. After all, what percentage of us consider paying out to travel in style. However, the launch of a new app on the Great Western Railway network seeks to change the way we view first class travel – giving passengers the opportunity to upgrade to …

Bristol pub due for a make-over disputes licensing rules about bouncers

An old pub in Bedminster is getting a make-over – but the new licence it needs nearly came unstuck because the owners objected to keeping private details about its bouncers on the premises. The White Hart on Bedminster Parade is closing on Monday (August 19) for a complete refurbishment. The new-look pub will be “very modern and very light” when it opens mid September, according to Gordon Brockhill, south west regional manager for Craft Union Pub Company, which runs the …

Man appears in court in connection with stabbing of boy, 16, in Easton

A man appeared before magistrates charged in connection with the stabbing of a boy. Abdul Mohammed, 28, of St Johns Lane in Bedminster is charged with conspiring, with others, to cause grievous bodily harm in Bristol on July 9. Jeremy Oliver, prosecuting, said the alleged victim is aged 16, and was stabbed in the back and stomach in Easton. Read More   The court heard the boy was hospitalised as a result. David Fanson, defending Mohammed, conceded his client faces …

Bristol steak restaurants ranked – from the very good, to the VERY bad

Going out for a good steak can be a rare treat for many – and we’ve all had the horrible experience of forking out for an average slab of chewy meat. Bristol is bursting with options when it comes to steakhouses, but some are better than others. From “sensational steaks” to the places we would “never go back to”, Bristol Live has reviewed the good, the bad and the average of the city’s steakhouses. Below we’ve ranked some of the …

‘I look back now and wonder how I did it’ – What it’s like to be harassed in the street and trolled online

“The writing itself was a really, really difficult process. You’re going back through and almost dredging up all these memories that you’ve spent years trying to forget, I look back now a couple of years after I wrote it and almost wonder how I did it.” Chloë Maughan, 25, a researcher now living in St Pauls, is one of the contributors to Rife: Twenty-one Stories from Britain’s Youth – an anthology written entirely by young people aged 18-24 and borne …

How these Bristol sisters made £143k in four months working from home

Two sisters from Bristol have made £143,000 in just four months after setting up a travel company from home. Lesley and Nicole Robertson run a travel agency franchise called Not Just Travel, which is part of The Travel Franchise group. The pair say launching their own business from home has been a “real learning curve”, but they are glad they made the decision to be self-employed. Nicole, who was formerly a sales director for a fashion wholesaler, said: “We are …

easyJet is hiring air stewards – and they have very specific requirements

While the former glamorous view of air stewarding has largely worn off with the growth of cheap thrills airlines, it is still a highly sought after job. And now one of the biggest airlines easyJet is hiring for the role. Based out of Bristol Airport, the company is looking to take people on permanently to help passengers on their flights to numerous locations across the world. easyJet cabin crew member benefits A competitive salary with additional payments per flight Our …

Man caught with class A drug stash in Bristol home

A man seen offering a drug delivery service in Bedminster has been spared immediate custody. Undercover police in an unmarked van observed people waiting for somebody in Spring Street, Bristol Crown Court heard. They then saw Laurence Maddox arrive in his mum’s VW Polo and appear to carry out a transaction. When police tracked him down to an address in Bedminster, they found an array of drugs including cocaine and LSD valued at some £6,000 – along with designer gear …

Woman with knife attacked couple in car at Texaco garage

An armed woman attacked two friends at a petrol station. Helen Lawrence targeted the pair at the Texaco garage in Bell Hill Road, Bristol Crown Court heard. After both were attacked and their car was damaged they managed to drive off. Lawrence, 41, of Sunny Bank in Speedwell, pleaded guilty to assault, theft and possession of a blade after the incident on March 23. The court heard at the time she was suffering from bi-polar affective disorder. Judge James Patrick …

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