Avonmouth’s mysterious fly problem

When Bristol City Council decided to make Avonmouth a waste management hub, little did it foresee what else it may attract. Reports of flies plaguing residents have grown since 2012, but so far no one can explain where they are coming from. James Fair investigates.

Residents of Avonmouth, on the outskirts of Bristol, do not look forward to the summer. In fact, they don’t look forward to the spring, because as early as late February, they have to contend with the first appearance of something they say will blight their lives for the next eight or nine months – flies.

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