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Coronavirus in Bristol

Last Orders? When can we have a pint again?!

As the city heats up, the question on the lips of many is, when will Bristol’s pubs reopen? Star & Garter owner Malcolm Haynes gives his take [via Zoom to reporter Marcus Smith]

Star and Garter reopens, as communities fight back against threats to Bristol nightlife

Ravers rejoice as Blue Mountain re-opens pending major development

Ideas and Action

Fat Paul and the Exchange’s rebirth as Bristol's first community owned venue

For the past decade, he has been one of the key “behind-the-scene” players in Bristol’s music scene, and now building a new era at The Exchange.

Offshore in Bristol

Revealed: Blue Mountain bought by tax haven student flat developers


The Exchange to become Bristol’s first community-owned music venue

Bristol MPs back plans for music venue champion

Bristol’s grassroots music scene fights back in the face of developments and financial struggles.

Two more iconic Bristol music venues close within a week

After a recent breakthrough in securing landmark planning reforms, Bristol's music scene faces yet another setback.

UPDATE: ‘Seismic victory’ for music venues as government backs new law

Legislation supported by Bristol MPs and music venues now looks certain to help protect the future of the city’s nightlife.

“It’s not just about venues, but the culture of this country”: Fleece owner Chris Sharp

After the #SaveThekla campaign breathed new life into the conversation around protecting Bristol’s nightlife, the Cable spoke to The Fleece’s Chris Sharp, who’s seen it all

First step towards planning law to protect nightlife from developments

The legislation that would stop venues being shut down by noise complaints has even received backing from Paul McCartney.

Calls for Bristol Night Czar to fight for city's nightlife

Nightclubs and music venues increasingly under threat from new developments, experts say Bristol can take a leaf out of London’s book. Photo: DHP Family

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