Fishponds Voice News

April 22 2020 Man punched in face in Fishponds street mugging

Man punched in face in Fishponds street mugging

A MAN needed hospital treatment after being punched in the face during a robbery in a busy Fishponds street... Read More


April 22 2020 Coronavirus claims lives of 15 care home residents in Bristol

Coronavirus claims lives of 15 care home residents in Bristol

FIFTEEN people died of COVID-19 in Bristol care homes in the weeks leading up to Easter, figures from the Office for National Statistics show... Read More


April 21 2020 Care workers are days away from running out of PPE, says Bristol provider

Care workers are days away from running out of PPE, says Bristol provider

THE head of a care and housing charity for older people in Bristol says the lack of personal protective equipment across the sector is “simply unacceptable”... Read More


April 20 2020 Reported crime plunges during coronavirus lockdown

Reported crime plunges during coronavirus lockdown

REPORTED crime has fallen by more than a third since the coronavirus lockdown began... Read More


April 17 2020 Second bus driver on routes serving East Bristol and South Gloucestershire has died from coronavirus

Second bus driver on routes serving East Bristol and South Gloucestershire has died from coronavirus

A SECOND bus driver based at First’s Lawrence Hill depot has died after contracting coronavirus... Read More


April 16 2020 'They left me to die': Cyclist stabbed in Fishponds says someone knows who attacked him

'They left me to die': Cyclist stabbed in Fishponds says someone knows who attacked him

A CYCLIST who was stabbed during an attempted robbery on the Bristol and Path Railway Path was a “whisker away” from suffering a fatal injury... Read More


April 16 2020 Bristol school places for September revealed today

Bristol school places for September revealed today

PARENTS whose children are due to start school for the first time in September are finding out today whether they have been given a place at their first-choice school... Read More


April 15 2020 Surge in people needing help with tax bills as coronavirus crisis sees more facing hardship

Surge in people needing help with tax bills as coronavirus crisis sees more facing hardship

RESIDENTS struggling to pay council tax during the coronavirus pandemic have flooded City Hall for help, with more than five times as many people applying to the local authority’s relief scheme than normal... Read More


April 14 2020 Schools staff volunteer to deliver food and essentials to Bristol families in need

Schools staff volunteer to deliver food and essentials to Bristol families in need

STAFF working for Bristol’s biggest schools federation have been volunteering to help deliver more than 2,000 boxes of food and other essential items to families in difficulty over the Easter break... Read More


April 10 2020 Emergency protection supplies including 100,000 masks from Bristol's Chinese sister city heading to frontline staff

Emergency protection supplies including 100,000 masks from Bristol's Chinese sister city heading to frontline staff

EMERGENCY supplies of masks, gloves and other vital personal protective equipment are being distributed to adult social care workers... Read More