Author Archives: The Bristol Blogger

Guess Who’s Back

Guess who’s back, back again Now this looks like a job for me So everybody just follow me ‘Cause we need a little controversy ‘Cause it feels so empty without me

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The Bristol Blogger is moving home

The recent hoo-ha with WordPress, which resulted in the Blogger removing some posts from the blog, has highlighted how vulnerable this blog and its contents are to WordPress’s whims. The Blogger was particularly disturbed by this in WordPress’s Terms of … Continue reading

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Bristol City Council don't know what day of the week it is. No, really …

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Gentlemen couldn't afford polaroids

Rare photos of the cult Bristol 1980s synth pop act Electovox have emerged on the internet. These pictures of bassist Smith Ure and drummer Vowlsie Le Bon are said to date from the 1987 – 1988 period when the band … Continue reading

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#gritforbristol

GRIT! It’s the topic of the moment. Chris Hutt’s been at it as has KRS. So The Bristol Blogger thought he’d join the party and do some gritty blogging too. Mainly as today’s Cancer featured a letter on the subject … Continue reading

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Legal notes from a night in the pub

Champagne corks were reputed to be popping on the third floor of the Council House on Tuesday morning as Jan allegedly threw open the Strategic Leadership fridge to all and sundry to celebrate the demise of The Bristol Blogger. Alas, … Continue reading

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Howard and me

Regular readers will know that The Bristol Blogger was forcibly removed from the internet by those oh-so trendy freedom of speech spouting Californian techno buffs at WordPress on Tuesday morning without explanation. It later transpired that the geeks had decided … Continue reading

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Election 2010: Tory wonderweb joy!

Just been reading Eugene Byrne‘s political predictions for 2010 in Venue. A stonking good read mainly because the The Bristol Blogger is in it. Although another highlight is Helen Holland cracking a decentish joke while KRS will be on the … Continue reading

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Official Lib Dem policy: arena on the greenbelt

New year gifts don’t get much more entertaining than this … A copy of the local Lib Dems’ demented effort at producing a fake newspaper – The Bristol Reporter – landed on the doormat yesterday. Containing no less than nine … Continue reading

Posted in Arena, Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol South, Cabot, Developments, Elections, Labour Party, Lib Dems, Local government, Oxbridge, Planning, Politics, Whitchurch Park Ward, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , | There are 40 comments

A Christmas Gift For You

More news buried in the depths of Christmas . .. It looks like Bristol City FC have submitted their revised planning application for their new stadium to meet the requirements of the planning committee meeting back in November: The covering … Continue reading

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