UWE introduces new Mental Wealth First strategy

UWE introduces new Mental Wealth First strategy

The University of the West of England (UWE) has introduced a new strategy that aims to help staff and students suffering with mental health issues. The strategy is a multifaceted approach that aims to make it easier for people to access information and receive help. The strategy comes after the university made a pledge in […]

Sport Relief: Ping pong robot challenges public

Sport Relief: Ping pong robot challenges public

The West of England Sport Trust (Westport) have challenged the public to play ping pong against their ping pong-playing robot to raise money for Sport Relief. The robot, which was set up in the ping pong parlor at the Galleries in the city center, is a professional-grade robot used to train the UK Olympic table […]

Is Bristol leading the way as a diverse and tolerant city?

Since the EU referendum result was announced in June 2016, and the UK confirmed it would leave the European Union, new waves of hostility towards refugees have been reported throughout the UK. Throughout October, a variety of social justice events have taken place in Bristol to counteract this hostility, and to show solidarity with refugees […]

Union strikes to affect train services in Bristol over Christmas

The strikes, which have been called by the RMT union, are planned for tomorrow and Sunday, as well as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. They were called following a dispute between members of the union and CrossCountry trains. The rail company said: “We plan to operate a reduced service, but using longer trains where possible.” […]

Charity introduces ‘spare room project’ for at-risk Bristol teens

A Bristol charity is starting a scheme that will see locals offering their homes as temporary lodging for vulnerable teens. Caring in Bristol is beginning a “short-term supported lodging project” that offers temporary lodging for 16- to 19-year-olds who are at risk of becoming homeless. The charity is looking for local families willing to foster these teenagers and to provide a stable and […]

Bristol beats London as UK’s smartest city

A recent study has crowned Bristol as the UK’s smartest city thanks to its innovative approach to future technologies. The study, conducted by Navigant Consulting and commissioned by Huawei UK, saw the city compared against 20 others with a variety of criteria including green technology, transport and accessibility. Bristol was followed on the list by […]

The local man combating Bristol’s homelessness with shipping containers

Jasper Thompson – the founder of Help Bristol’s Homeless – is converting shipping containers into temporary housing for Bristol’s homeless, and hopes the innovative scheme will be used throughout the UK. Thompson came up with the idea after speaking to homeless people in his community who complained about the lack of temporary housing in the […]