Arriving at the end of the First World War, the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, killing between 40 and 200 million people worldwide. I spoke with journalist and historian Eugene Byrne – we discussed official strategies to combat the spread of the flu, as well as its local impact on Bristol.
Bristol History Podcast is dedicated to exploring various aspects of Bristol’s history, hosted by Tom Brothwell. Produced in partnership with the Bristol Cable since April 2018.
How local ‘health hubs’ could encourage more women to get checked for breast cancer
Bristol breast cancer rates are 16% higher than the national average, and women from deprived areas are less likely to attend appointments. We asked women about the impact better community-based services could make.
The gloves are on: the boxing charity helping young people bounce back
Photo essay: Empire Fighting Chance equips some of Bristol’s most marginalised young people with tools for survival and success
Cities of the future must prioritise the health of people and the planet
Preventing ill-health from poor-quality urban environments, and promoting fairness, are at the heart of a project Bristol is helping to lead.
Revealed: Private takeover of Bristol GP surgery ‘abandoned’ at last minute
One Medicare was due to take over Charlotte Keel Medical Practice in Easton at the start of July – before NHS bosses abruptly pulled the plug.
‘What the hell can people do?’ Looming closure of St Pauls dentist shines light on a national crisis
Emptying savings, travelling miles for care, DIY dentistry and worsening health inequalities – campaigners and residents have been telling the Cable what the end of BUPA’s practice on Ashley Road will mean.
‘Life-saving’ council service for adults with learning disabilities facing cut
A Bristol woman says Concord Lodge saved her sister's life at a time when adults with learning disabilities are being locked up in psychiatric hospitals due to a lack of alternative.