The area traditionally referred to as Knowle West often has a bad reputation. For some, it’s synonymous with crime, anti-social behaviour, and everything closing down. But whilst it has its issues, what sometimes does not get told is the strong sense of community here, the traditional values which are embedded in parts of the estate that was created in the 1930s. Either way Knowle West itself contains a community spirit which has spawned music artists such as Tricky, England rugby star Elllis Genge, and the rock band The Eagles. Today there are people who do amazing things, often under the radar, always committed to the area, and always bringing positivity to all around. It's time to tell a different story about Knowle West. Bristol Live spent a day with the people who make a difference. Joy Pollard - Receptionist One of the most well known faces in the whole of Knowle is Joy Pollard. Never has a Christian name been more synonymous with someone's character, she is full of joy. … [Read more...] about The people who bring sunshine to the community of Knowle West
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National treasure Olivia Colman has scooped a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The royal gong caps an awards-littered few months for the actress, 45, who claimed an Oscar and Bafta for The Favourite earlier this year. There were OBEs for Oliver's Army crooner Elvis Costello, chief scout Bear Grylls, and Good Wife star Cush Jumbo. Along with the famous names, the list also celebrates the efforts of those working to improve people's lives. Of the 1,073 people honoured across the UK in this year's list, 47% are women - slightly down on some previous lists. 10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Olivia Colman Olivia Colman said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama. The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show. She said in a statement to the Press Association: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 in full
There is a mystery vessel in the docks of Belfast which is slowly emerging as a star attraction. While it still remains a destination for those in the know, its position as one of the great secrets of Belfast is about to be blown out of the water. This is thanks to the fact that, following some of the most complex and expensive restoration programmes ever undertaken on a historic ship anywhere in the world, the HMS Caroline has now been shortlisted in this year's Art Fund Museum of the Year title challenge. To give you an idea of how significant this is, the 1914 ship is up against the spanking new and magnificent V&A Dundee, the Pitt Rivers anthropological museum in Oxford, the Nottingham Contemporary, which has a huge international reputation among modern artists, and St Fagan's Museum in Cardiff, where social movements and developments are interpreted, understood and applied to modern-day community programmes. The Ulster Museum secured the title in 2010, the Mac was a finalist … [Read more...] about Joris Minne: Can HMS Caroline pull off a famous final victory?
The weasel words of disability rights may be well-intentioned, but they mask institutional cruelty and deprive caring parents of their say Nick Cohen Features 30/05/2019 Rosa Monckton, right, who is fighting a legal battle to give parents more rights over the care of their disabled children once they reach adulthood, pictured with her daughter Domenica, who has Down’s syndrome (©Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Arguments are won by those who can speak. In arguments about mental health, a deep division is opening up between those who can speak for themselves and those whose disabilities silence them. There aren’t good or bad sides, and there are fewer ill intentions than in any other example of the needless infliction of misery I can think of. For all that, a largely unrecognised conflict of interests is raging, in which the weakest lose, as … [Read more...] about The road to hell for the mentally incapacitated
Health 21 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48335906 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a "broken" care system, a report warns.The Care Quality … [Read more...] about ‘Broken’ care system for most vulnerable