Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in Bristol

In her own words, Holocaust Memorial Day has “particular resonance” for Bristol resident Marian Liebmann. “My parents were Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, and most of their relations died in the Holocaust,” she says. Marian’s parents fled Germany just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Their experiences had a lasting impact on her, […]

EXCLUSIVE: 12,000 Bristol women miss crucial breast cancer screening

Thousands of women in Bristol and the surrounding area have missed their breast cancer screenings at the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital. According to Nicky Bright, the Superintendent Radiographer, only 48,000 out of the 60,000 women invited to breast screenings annually at the Centre actually attended. Of the 48,000 women who attended their […]

Bristol schools praised by Ofsted for ‘significant improvements’

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Sir Michael Wilshaw, yesterday gave praise to Bristol’s secondary schools for their improvement. Ofsted has published the fifth annual report acknowledging the improvement in education since his appointment as Chief of Ofsted in 2010. Sir Michael Wilshaw’s speech highlighted, “Bristol and numerous other areas that have seen significant improvements in […]

National HIV Testing week: Free tests for at risk individuals

Terrence Higgins Trust in Bristol will be holding free HIV tests at their centre in Old Market from tomorrow. The scheme is aimed predominantly at gay and bisexual men, as well as black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV. Tests will be available from 19 November- […]

‘Godfather of slavery’ – should Bristol still honour Edward Colston?

Bristol academics and business leaders are urging people to recognise the role politician Edward Colston had in the slave trade, as the city celebrates Black History month. Edward Colston (1636-1721) was a celebrated philanthropist and politician who used his wealth to help found schools, hospitals and almshouses across Bristol.  Over the past century however records […]

Stoptober: Free ‘quit smoking’ support for hospital staff

Hospital staff in Bristol are getting free one to one support to help them quit smoking. The University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) has appointed smoke-free expert Nichola Woodacre to encourage staff to quit and run 12 weeks of one to one sessions. Employees working in a high pressured environment and those who have smoked for a […]

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