Bristol Becomes The Latest Age Friendly City

Bristol Becomes The Latest Age Friendly City

Bristol has joined the The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. It has become the 705th member of a network of cities and communities in 39 countries, all working towards becoming better places to grow old. An age friendly city is one that encourages active ageing by promoting health and […]

Lights out for Coexist at Hamilton House

Lights out for Coexist at Hamilton House

After 10 years managing the creative and community spaces at Hamilton House in Stokes Croft, Coexist left the building for the last time at midnight on Thursday. As a result, over 20 Coexist staff lost their jobs. The relationship between Coexist – the former main tenant – and Connolly and Callaghan (C&C), the building’s owner, deteriorated over the last 18 months. […]

Temperatures rising at Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside BBC Bristol

Temperatures rising at Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside BBC Bristol

Climate change activists linked with the Extinction Rebellion movement in Bristol join hundreds across the UK in urging the BBC to ‘tell the truth about climate change’. Due to the 2018 IPCC report, Bristol declared a ‘climate emergency’ mid November this year, with independently collated data pointing to a dire ‘12 year window’ wherein the […]

Bristol pub first in the UK to tackle loneliness in older men

Bristol pub first in the UK to tackle loneliness in older men

The Eldon House in Clifton has started to use beer mats printed with conversational starters to encourage social interaction among men over 65. The innovative scheme has been launched in the wake of a study by the University of Bristol’s Brigstow Institute. Researchers spent six months analysing the effects of loneliness among older people, and […]

Bristol sheep lead the way in eco revolution

Bristol sheep lead the way in eco revolution

A group of women in Bristol have launched a crowd funder to help create the UK’s first non-toxic cloth made from plants and wool from local sheep. The Bristol Cloth project aims to create an ecological product that will move away from the textile industry’s use of potentially dangerous chemicals and microfibres. Money raised from […]

Lack diversity within the media and academic world

Lack diversity within the media and academic world

Recently 100 black and minority ethnic journalist wrote to editors across the country to denounce a lack of diversity that has led to a ‘long litany of inadequacies in newsroom coverage of race and how stories about non-white people are covered’. A survey conducted by the Reuters and BBC indicates that the figures are far […]