bristol / community / news report Wednesday January 16, 2013 10:07 by nickleberry 1 comment (last - wednesday january 16, 2013 10:43) 3 images
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I spent a fairly depressing couple of hours yesterday inside, and out the front of, Bristol Uni's Engineering & IT Careers Fair. A very well attended event - there must have been more than a thousand students. Some 53 employers attended. So far, so harmless.
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bristol / the environment / press release Friday July 30, 2010 03:38 by nickleberry 1 comment (last - friday july 30, 2010 11:16)
I just received the following email concerning council consultations about green space in the city. Let's respond! This council has a shocking track record when it comes to green space, and it would be great if IndyMedia readers could make it absolutely clear that we expect them to do better! We want more, and better, green space in this city! read full story / add a comment
My partner and I recently applied to be foster carers through Bristol City Council. In January we were told that our application would not be accepted, and we should wait for a couple of years before reapplying. The reason given for this decision was that my partner had suffered from (at times severe) post-natal depression between January and April last year.
I feel strongly that our experience of applying to be foster carers was deficient on a number of fronts, as I will explain below. This article should not be construed as an attack on individuals working within Bristol Social Services; rather I wish to give some constructive criticism of the systems that are in place for fostering children in Bristol (and possibly elsewhere). read full story / add a comment
bristol / the environment / news report Monday April 26, 2010 15:52 by nickleberry 3 comments (last - friday april 30, 2010 13:57) 10 images 1 video file
The Royate Hill Community Orchard needs you! On the first and third Saturday of every month we gather for our work-days. The season is really kicking off now, and we're already harvesting spinach, salad, brocolli, and rhubarb in abundance. In the coming weeks there'll be plenty of opportunity for people to come and enjoy a bit of digging in a beautiful setting, with a delicious reward at the end of the day!
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south west / peace / press release Monday February 15, 2010 10:11 by nickleberry 2 comments (last - wednesday february 17, 2010 08:33) 1 image
Good news for all Bristolians passionate about opposing the culture of war: an estimated eight hundred campaigners from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and a number of other countries have joined a blockade of every gate of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston, Berkshire, England.  The blockade started at 7am.
Bristol has a long history of activity against the war machine. Support the Decommissioners!
http://decommissioners.co.uk/ read full story / add a comment
bristol / transport / opinion/analysis Sunday November 08, 2009 08:00 by nickleberry 29 comments (last - tuesday november 17, 2009 11:58)
I wrote the following letter on Friday. I thought it might be of interest to readers of this newswire. read full story / add a comment
The event runs from 12.30 to 7.30pm at the Eastside Roots, Stapleton Road Train Station, Easton read full story / add a comment
bristol / community / news report Sunday May 17, 2009 12:48 by nickleberry 1 comment (last - monday may 25, 2009 20:14) 1 image
BNP posters stuck to lamp posts on Crews' Hole Road read full story / add a comment
bristol / peace / news report Sunday April 19, 2009 09:00 by nickleberry 7 comments (last - monday april 20, 2009 16:35)
Yesterday afternoon I joined some 40 odd people in parading around the perimeter of Horfield prison in solidarity with Elijah Smith, one of the EDO Decommissioners who is being held inside. It was a noisy old parade as we tried to communicate to Elijah our solidarity, our love, our respect for the action he and his comrades took, and our hope that he will soon be breathing spring air from outside those big old walls. read full story / add a comment
Kebele's usual vegan evening loveliness will include a talk and film in solidarity with the EDO decommissioners. Dinner is served at 6:30pm as usual; the talk and film get going at 7:30pm. read full story / add a comment
I went and visited the Raytheon campers this afternoon. Unfortunately the police have been a little more heavy-handed of late, so I couldn't stop and chat for long. A bag of food was quickly hoised to the roof, and I was off... Still, spirits seem to be high, the camp grows day-by-day (see the photos), and there is every reason to believe that the campers will win this battle, and Raytheon will be driven out... read full story / add a comment
bristol / peace / news report Wednesday December 17, 2008 17:08 by nickleberry 9 comments (last - thursday january 08, 2009 16:05) 8 images
I visited the Raytheon roof dwellers on the week-end and took a few pics. Please, folks, go up and visit!
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rayt...loc=A read full story / add a comment
south west / peace / press release Monday October 27, 2008 09:26 by nickleberry 4 comments (last - monday october 27, 2008 22:57) 6 images
The first pictures and reports are filtering out of Aldermaston, where a major blockade of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) is underway to mark UN Disarmament Week. I'm not sure what sort of contingent managed to get there from the South West, but I know folk will be interested to hear what has been happening... read full story / add a comment
bristol / transport / news report Saturday October 25, 2008 12:08 by nickleberry 4 comments (last - monday october 27, 2008 06:59)
There appears to be some good news on the horizon for cyclists in Bristol... read full story / add a comment
bristol / protests / news report Friday October 24, 2008 17:29 by nickleberry 11 comments (last - tuesday october 28, 2008 20:34) 10 images
I've just been to Filton to offer support. Please get up there if you can. You'll have a hard time passing the protestors any food, but your presence will be appreciated. The protestors are in good spirits, the weather is wonderful, and their cause is just... read full story / add a comment