City Life

Halcyon days:
Bristol kingfishers

Kingfishers are kept busy on Bristol’s rivers during September but they’re not always easy to observe, says Pete Dommett Every birdwatcher has a bogey bird: ...

Russ Conway: Bristol’s First Popstar

Darryl W Bullock gives Bedminster boy and self-taught ivory-tinkler Russ Conway his due and suggests a permanent memorial in the city Whenever we talk of fam...

To the Fore: Bristol charities backed

An innovative new funder has pledged its support for four charities across the city Bristol has long been known as one of the country’s hotbeds of culture an...

Bristol architecture: Modest & Modernist

Ray Newman looks at the dominant architectural style that characterised many Bristol buildings after the Second World War Walls of glass, flat roofs, frames...

Wild Bristol:
The Stars in Stripes

This month, Pete Dommett is watching Bristol’s shuffling, snuffling badgers My soft spot for old Brock goes back a long way. A cherished wildlife memory from...

The Clifton Club:
200 Years Young

Behind the closed doors of Clifton’s private members’ club, Jessica Hope explores its 200-year history If we turned the clock back a couple of centuries, Bri...

Imber: The Loneliest Village in England

Every August, if you pick the right day, you can head south from Bristol for what may well be the most surreal country drive in Britain, says Andrew Swift It...

Bristol’s French Connection

You might know of Bristol’s twinning with Bordeaux, you’re probably painfully aware of France bossing the World Cup, but did you know there’s a burgeoning Galli...

Dower House: The mysterious M32 manor

Andrew Swift detangles the mystery of the manor above the motorway and its much-debated future Perched high above the M32, like something out of a Gothic fan...