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Splash of Soul - how music of northern clubs captures hearts in east Bristol

Oct 06 2017

IT'S three o'clock on Sunday afternoon and the dance floor is starting to fill. The beat is unmistakable, or at least it is for people in the know. Because this is northern soul - and it's alive and kicking in the middle of Speedwell.... Read More

Rich rewards if you follow the plot

Mar 03 2017

City Gardener columnist Tim Barton offers readers a glimpse of life at Thingwall Park Allotments and says renting a plot can be both rewarding and cost effective, with plenty of support on offer from fellow allotmenteers ... Read More

I started chemo on day of husband's funeral

Jun 05 2016

JENNY was a busy woman. She had a husband, two sons and a high profile job as HR manager for Avon and Wiltshire NHS Mental Heath Trust and, frankly, there were not enough hours in the day to attend a routine mammogram.... Read More

Even the Queen knows about my light bulbs, says collector Dave

Jun 05 2016

MOST young males in the 1970s spent their spare time playing with Action Man, riding their Chopper bikes or playing Subbuteo.... Read More

The City Gardener - By Tim Barton

May 10 2016

The City Gardener - By Tim Barton... Read More

Planning Matters

May 10 2016

This month Chris looks at Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas and the new buzzwords surrounding these hot topics... Read More

Medicinal plants in the Frome Valley

May 10 2016

From mid-April this year, the buds of elderflowers have appeared on the elder shrubs and trees dotted along the riverbanks and in nearby parks. Elderflowers are still widely used to make a cordial or wine, but the elder is perhaps less well known for its medicinal properties. ... Read More

Exploring arts options in our community

May 10 2016

Meet artist Anna Blightman, our new columnist and curator at the Kingfisher Cafe. Anna has been exploring Fishponds’ cultural heart since she arrived here last summer and finds out it’s beating very nicely indeed...... Read More

The history that’s lying underneath our feet

May 10 2016

WHERE might you find the best preserved Victorian coal mine in the UK? Not, it seems, in South Wales or Yorkshire but on our doorstep in South Gloucestershire.... Read More

Why me? Amanda’s health woe shows her power of a good diet

May 10 2016

When Staple Hill complementary therapist Amanda Staples was diagnosed with ME her world fell apart. In a desperate bid to find a cure, she was forced to look at her diet. Much to her surprise, her crippling symptoms improved within just weeks of changing what she ate. Now she has written a book, Eating For Energy, and tells Jayne Taylor it will help not only people suffering from ME but people with food intolerances and even those who feel they just need more get up and go... Read More