There’s often rumbles of ‘intergenerational divides’, whether it’s over Brexit, the impact of the pandemic, if younger or older people ‘have it easier’ and so on. Meanwhile, in a rapidly ageing population, older people are often neglected or sidelined unfairly and unnecessarily according to Ian Quaife of Bristol Older People’s Forum. Neil and Ian dig into the issues and explore how and why this is the case, and what can be done about it.
This week in Bristol: Airport expansion granted by High Court – but campaigners vow to fight on
Expansion would see the airport increase its capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per year.
‘You cannot run an economy on goodwill’: Bristol’s workers out in force for national day of strike action
On the biggest day of strike action in a decade, we speak to workers and trade union reps about why they’ve downed tools.
Green Party wins Bristol by-election race, becoming largest party on city council
Patrick McAllister was elected the new councillor for Hotwells and Harbourside following a battle that could prove a good indicator of how elections might turn out next year.
From Western Harbour controversy to flammable cladding: how the Hotwells and Harbourside by-election campaign has played out
Labour or the Greens could secure a majority in the council chamber with a victory here, as voters prepare to head to the polls on 2 February.
‘Ordinary people do extraordinary things’: exploring Caribbean history with director Tony T
Turning Point, a video installation showing at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, uses personal stories to paint an immersive picture of Caribbean life during a pivotal period in the early 20th century.
This week in Bristol: Fears for Bristol Central Library reignited despite council U-turn
Councillors say relocation of the Central Library from its historic location is off the table for this year only.