There are still a few things in public life that you cannot fake. You can fake photographs and you can fake news. You can fake conviction and you can fake emotions. You can fake a Twitter-petition and you can fake Facebook outrage. But you cannot fake an almighty crowd. The numbers attending Saturday’s march for a second “people’s vote” on Brexit will no doubt be contested. The organisers claimed more than a million people were out; detractors inevitably argued a few thousand fewer. But make no mistake, for anyone who travelled to it, and shuffled along among it and who tried to find their way home after it, the Put it to the People march represented a formidable sea of humanity, and a powerful strength of feeling. And let no one tell you that this was just a London crowd. By 10.30 at Speaker’s Corner there were people arriving for the high noon rendezvous from all corners of the country and beyond. Groups draped in the saltires of Scotland and the dragons … [Read more...] about Put it to the People march: a formidable sea of humanity and powerful strength of feeling
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Bristolians are very lucky to live in a city that has so much to do, but sometimes it can be hard to work your way through it all. Even though attractions and restaurants come and go, there are plenty in Bristol which stand the test of time and should definitely be on your 'Bristol Bucket List'. If you don't have one - fear not. There is an official Bristol Bucket List which you've probably been ticking things off over the years without even realising it. So the question is, how many have you done? For families 1. Airhop – just make sure you are well protected, and stay safe. Fantastic place to trampoline about. 2. Get the kids outdoors and closer to nature at Bristol's Wild Place Project wildlife park. For the ultimate adrenaline adventure try their Leap of Faith with seven different challenges on offer. 3. Visit Marine Lake in the charming, traditional seaside town of Clevedon. 4. Never discount We The Curious (formerly At-Bristol) . Still a fantastic time for children, no … [Read more...] about If you’ve done 39 of these 50 things your Bristol bucket list is basically done
Everyone loves a free day out, especially when you've got a young family who need to be tired out entertained on a regular basis. Annual passes for local attractions can save you money over the course of a year, and many of them come with additional perks. But few of us can afford to become a member at every tourist spot in Bristol, so we've been crunching the numbers for you. We've looked at some of the region's most popular attractions and worked out how many times a year you would have to visit before you start saving money and if any additional perks are included. All of the prices are based on two adults and two children attending, but remember different attractions start their child tickets at different ages so it is worth checking their websites to see if your little ones go free. Aerospace Bristol One of Bristol's newest attractions and celebrates the city's mark on aeronautical and space technology over the past 100 years. There are interactive exhibits, including aeroplanes, … [Read more...] about Are annual passes for Bristol’s biggest attractions value for money?
Video PUBLISHED: 10:56 16 October 2018 Andrew Fitchett Mark Smart, senior site manager at RSPB Berney Marshes and Breydon water reserve is awarded the Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation Achievement from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). He is pictured receiving the award from Peter Titley, alongside Martin Spray CBE, WWT chief executive Archant The manager of one of Norfolk’s most important conservation sites has been rewarded for his work with a national award. Mark Smart, Senior Site Manager at RSPB Berney Marshes and Breydon Water nature reserve in the Broads, has been awarded the Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation Achievement from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust.The award was presented by Peter Titley of the Marsh Christian Trust at WWT’s annual general meeting in Slimbridge on Friday, and was made in recognition of Mark’s work over the last 17 years, bringing … [Read more...] about Broads RSPB site manager gets national award for 17 years of dedicated conservation work