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November 01 2016

Vineyard News November: Break out the bubbly - we've seen off the starlings!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been out in all weathers picking the grapes that’ll go into next year’s rosé and, drum roll please, our first sparkling wine as well! .. Read More


November 01 2016

November Vet Blog: Don't buy your pet from a puppy farm

Puppy farms are profit-driven dog breeders. The mothers are often overbred, not fully vaccinated and they are often poorly socialised. There are also many puppies being advertised online who have been imported from puppy farms abroad. Sometimes these puppies have been imported illegally far too young and may have invalid rabies vaccinations. They may endure long journeys to reach the uk in inhumane conditions. .. Read More


November 01 2016

Mayors Column November: Conversation's coming to your doorstep

You may have already heard about the financial challenges being faced by the council over the coming years and the launch of our five-year plan for the city, including possible solutions to close a budget gap of at least £92m between April 2017 and March 2022. .. Read More


November 01 2016

November: Bishopston Mum

November: Bishopston MumAs I write this month's column it is coming up to half-term and my children are looking forward to having a well-deserved break. Both my children have been enjoying playing football in their school parent-led football team which runs on Saturday mornings. This football team has been running for over 40 years and is a great credit to the school... Read More


September 30 2016

Watch out for fireworks- and drones!

With the leaves turning and the nights drawing in, it feels like autumn has suddenly arrived and we find ourselves looking ahead to halloween and bonfire night. .. Read More


September 30 2016

As the swallows depart, it's time to take stock

It’s that time of year again when my thoughts turn towards harvest and the wines I’d like to produce next year and beyond. There’s a palpable change in the air as autumn starts and the frantic trimming and mowing of the vineyard suddenly stops as the vines and grass finally stop growing. .. Read More


September 30 2016

Austerity is a false economy - discuss!

To say it’s a challenging time for local authorities up and down the country is putting it mildly.. Read More


September 30 2016

October Bishopston Mum

I want to start this month's column by giving a special shout-out of congratulations to students at Fairfield High School regarding their recent fantastic set of GCSE results! .. Read More


August 26 2016

On The Beat September: We're taking action on nuisance beggars

The good weather is finally here and while you’re probably out enjoying picnics and playing on Horfield common or in St Andrew’s Park we would like to remind you to secure your home if you are out and about or away on holiday... Read More


August 26 2016

September: Vineyard news

Late summer is the first time in the year when we can see what sort of harvest we can expect... Read More