Junior doctor suicides in the South West

A trainee surgeon has called for a full enquiry into the recent pandemic of junior doctor suicides in the South West of England. A junior doctor has shed light on the loss of three peers in as many years, and countless others who are missing, all within the region of the South West. Concerns have […]

Bristol marches for science – but women are being left behind

A human skeleton, a collection of anti-Trump banners, and a backwards rendition of Led Zepplin’s Stairway to Heaven. Three things not usually found together – unless you were at Bristol’s very first March for Science. Ever year on 22 April, people across the world take part in marches to commemorate Earth Day: an annual celebration to raise the […]

Bristol City Council job cuts putting services at risk, claim Unison

UNISON South West today warned that the proposed loss of a further 828 Bristol City Council jobs this year could be putting key services in jeopardy. According to Gavin Brooks, UNISON’s South West regional organiser, the union “are not aware of any service that could sustain the degree of cuts that they’re talking about and […]

Professionals “backed off” confrontation with Charlotte Bevan

A Bristol mother who died after jumping off a cliff with her newborn baby was described as ‘unpredictable’ by practitioners in a report released today.    In December 2014 Charlotte Bevan left St Michael’s hospital with her newborn baby, Zaani Tiana Bevan-Malbrouck. Their bodies were discovered days later in the Avon Gorge. A report released today […]

Bristol Mind launches new helpline for transgender people

Local charity Bristol Mind has launched its first helpline for transgender people on International Trans Day of Visibility. The helpline supports those suffering from mental health issues and raises awareness of discrimination faced by trans people. International Trans Day of Visibility is aimed at celebrating trans people in the community. Liz Sorapure, the project coordinator for the charity, hopes […]

2016 ‘busiest year’ for Bristol based air ambulance

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) experienced its busiest year on record last year due to the amount of callouts it received. The Bristol based charity, which operates 365 days a year out of Filton Airfield, was called to attend 1,735 incidents across Bristol, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and […]

Clothes rail for homeless replaced following theft

A second clothes rail providing free coats to the homeless has been installed in Bristol, just days after the first one was stolen. Sarah Jade set up the rails to provide coats and scarves to Bristol’s rough sleepers. The first rail was set up outside Waterstones in Broadmead on Sunday, but went missing the following day. The […]

Petition to save Jubilee Swimming Pool reaches over a thousand signatures

A petition to save one of South Bristol’s most popular swimming pools has reached over a thousand signatures in less than three weeks.  Local residents launched the ‘Save the Jubilee Pool from Closure’ campaign after Bristol City Council threatened to stop its funding. The signatures were gathered both online and inside the building, at the pools’ reception. The […]