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Book Hive stay extended by popular demand

Bristol Libraries' unique Book Hive is set to have its stay at Central Library extended. Visitors will now be able to experience the interactive installation until Monday, March 17. Audiences from all over the country have been flocking to the Bristol Central Library foyer to experience the Book Hive, a striking, interactive sculpture created by robotic artists Rusty Squid which celebrates the 400th anniversary of Bristol...


Bristol's first Dutch-style track

Work is about to start on a 700 metre long cycle track on Clarence Road, Redcliffe - which runs from Bedminster Bridge roundabout to Bath Road Bridge. It connects large residential areas to the developing Temple Quarter transport interchange and Local Enterprise Zone. It's the first step towards the Avon Promenade, an attractive, continuous traffic-free walking and cycling route that will extend from Keynsham to...


New primary school to open in Marksbury Road this September

In response to the demand for increased primary school places, a new school called 'Oasis Academy Marksbury Road' is being built on the former City of Bristol College site in Bedminster and will be ready to open in September. The school will offer places to 420 pupils and will have two forms of entry and additional Special Educational Needs provision. Sixty reception year places will be offered each year until the...


Mayor to sleep-out to raise awareness of homelessness

The mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, along with more than 100 others, will spend the night sleeping out in the grounds of the Pip 'n' Jay Church on Friday 28 February to highlight the issue of homelessness in Bristol. The sleep-out will also publicise the help that is available to homeless people. Unlike other core cities, homelessness levels reduced every year from 2003 until 2011 in Bristol. This trend however has...


Bristol Youth Mayors elected

The council's Youth Select Committee has voted in two new Youth Mayors who will also act as advisors to the Mayor on youth issues. Rondene Vassell, aged 17 and James Gibson, 15, replace outgoing Youth Mayors Isobel Trout and Ramal Royal, who have completed their one year term of office. Rondene, who attends Clifton College, said "It's been a dream of mine to be a Youth Mayor for over a year now and...

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