ASDA launches 50% sale in time for Christmas 2019

Those in search of a bargain are in luck as Asda has launched an epic half price sale across its George departments. Revealed by money saving website LatestDeal.co.uk, shoppers can take advantage of discounted items including women’s, men’s, kids’ and baby’s clothing. The sale began October 9 with highlights including a £8 thick padded coat, a pack of five floral t-shirts for £5 and beach bags for £7, Mirror Money revealed. And when you think it couldn’t get any better, …

Pensioner appeals to Bristol to help find his lost car

The family of a pensioner who has lost his car for almost a week after he had an operation at hospital in Bristol are appealing for help to find it. Anthony Holliday went in for an operation at the Bristol Royal Infirmary last Wednesday, and doctors advised him afterwards that the effects of the anaesthetic meant he wouldn’t be able to drive home. So instead he got a taxi back to his home in Bridgwater, Somerset, with the intention of …

Tricky speaks out about death of his daughter Mina Topley-Bird

One of Bristol most renowned producers and rappers has said ‘music does not sound the same’ after the death of his daughter. The trip hop star’s daughter Mazy Topley-Bird , died at the age of 24 on May 8 this year and an NHS inquiry is being carried out into the cause of her death. Tricky, who was originally from Knowle West, told The Guardian the day he found out was the “day my world ended” “One of the biggest …

Woman arrested after ‘stressful’ meet-up with sperm donor

A Bristol woman who met up with a sperm donor to conceive a child ended up being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving before she assaulted a police officer. Somerset Magistrates Court was told Neava Manfield, of Bay Tree Close in Patchway, had the “best and worst” of days on September 13, when she met with a sperm donor. The 36-year-old is now pregnant, but the court heard the recovering alcoholic found the meet-up so stressful she went to a pub …

First look inside bar where you can refill your bottles with wine on tap

A bar is set to launch in Bedminster offering wine on tap and refillable bottles. KASK is a wine bar and deli set to open at 5pm on October 16 in a North Street venue which has been a pub for more than 150 years and most recently home to long-time local favourite boozer Leveret. The new business will swap out cask ale for ‘real wine‘ on tap. There will be a focus on organic wines, with a frequently changing selection of …

Cabot Circus hit by another shop closure

School stationery shop Smiggle has closed its Cabot Circus branch. A notice on the shop window confirms it closed yesterday (Oct 12, 2019) after its lease expired. It tells customers: “Thanks for all the smiles and giggles! “You can still find us at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway or at smiggle.com” Smiggle directing customers to its Cribbs Causeway branch, or online Smiggle store closing in Cabot Circus Smiggle markets itself as “the most colourful and creative store around”. Read More …

Kingswood’s historic Whitfield Tabernacle to be brought ‘back to life’

A derelict Bristol church built in 1741 is being turned into a community space as part of a new housing development in the city. Crossman Homes will restore the grade-one listed Whitfield Tabernacle in Kingswood under the plans. The housebuilder has also been granted planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of neighbouring Kingswood’s Masters Church. Masters Church will be converted into 19 flats, and there will also be three new-build homes and a park built on the …

Fire sparks evacuation of families from We the Curious

A large crowd has gathered outside We the Curious this morning after the building was evacuated A Avon Fire and Rescue Service crew from Temple fire station responded after the fire alarm was tripped a the children’s educational centre. A fire service spokesman confirmed their was a small fire that was put out before the crew’s arrival and no-one was injured. She confirmed people were evacuated from the building as a precautionary measure. A later Tweet from the fire service …

Trucker’s dashcam shows terrifying moment “so close to being serious incident” on M4 at Bristol

The driver of a car transporter said it was lucky his trailer was not loaded with vehicles after his dashcam filmed a procession of car drivers joining the M4 at Bristol in a frightening way. The camera in trucker Scott Galbraith’s cab captured the moment a number of motorists sped up to join the M4 in front of him. He was driving eastbound past junction 19 of the M4 heading from the M5 towards Bath at just after 3.15pm on …

Extra £1m to be invested to help clean up Bristol neighbourhoods

Bristol City Council has said it would invest an additional £1 million into street cleaning, enforcement and neighbourhood engagement to help keep Bristol clean and tidy. The money will help fund a 12-month project called the Big Tidy, which will focus on cleaning up priority neighbourhoods across the city. Tasks will include jet washing pavements and walls, removing graffiti, replacing bins that are no longer fit for purpose and litter picking. It is part of the mayor’s Bristol Clean Streets …

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