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March 01 2019 Volunteers are changing lives for South Bristol's elderly

Ellen found her confidence improved and she began to go out thanks to the Neighbours project

“I wasn’t coping with life and didn’t want to be here.” Ellen, a much loved mother and grandmother, was going through a difficult time and had become withdrawn. “I was in a bad place. I didn’t want to go out. I felt isolated and afraid to leave the house.” Having previously experienced agoraphobia Ellen felt it was coming back but didn’t want it to take hold again. Ellen’s daughter took her to see her GP who then referred her to the ACE (Age Concern England) Neighbours project. .. Read More


March 01 2019 How to make a pond and attract wildlife

Now's the time to create a new habitat in South Bristol gardens

THAT old saying, if you build it they will come, works with ecosystems too: if you add water, they will rush in, stay and multiply. Water is the greatest bringer of life in any garden. There are few better ways to rocket up your street’s wildlife value than to add a thoughtfully-designed garden water feature. .. Read More


March 01 2019 Totterdown author hails success of book of 'women's boasts'

Popular poetry book on offer to Bristol schools for free

A UNIQUE book of poems celebrating – no, boasting – about women’s achievements was conceived in Totterdown by Alyson Hallett and Dr Rachel Bentham, a senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University. .. Read More


May 25 2018 What South Bristol families are doing about climate change

What South Bristol families are doing about climate change

TWO FAMILIES from Knowle are doing their bit to tackle climate change as part of One Home – a new project which encourages Bristolians to make simple lifestyle choices to reduce carbon emissions. .. Read More


May 25 2018 Robots aren't people, says South Bristol expert

Robots aren't people, so we should not grant them legal 'personhood', says South Bristol expert

A PROFESSIONAL working in the field of robotics is backing calls to halt European Union plans to grant robots ‘electronic personhood’ – fearing it would be a threat to humanity. European lawmakers and manufacturers are in debate about the legal status of robots - and whether it is machines or human beings who should bear responsibility for their actions. .. Read More


May 16 2018 Vegfest moves to South Bristol

Vegfest moves to South Bristol as we talk to founder Tim Barford

VegFest is now a national event, but it started in Bristol. It used to be held on the Harbourside, but now it's moved to South Bristol, at Ashton Gate stadium from May 26-27. The Voice's Beccy Golding talks to Tim Barford, founder of Vegfest [more in the June Voice, delivered from May 24].. Read More


March 23 2018 My dream job as a zoo vet

My dream job as a zoo vet by Totterdown's Rowena Killick

Rowena has saved a mother gorilla and her baby, and caught lemurs falling out of trees – no wonder this Totterdown vet doesn't want another job.. Read More


March 23 2018 Wonderful windows that inspired South Bristol

Wonderful windows that inspired South Bristol

Wonderful windows that inspired South Bristol.. Read More


March 24 2017 Rebecca's rescuing the fantasy novel

Rebecca's rescuing the fantasy novel

Rebecca Lloyd wrote her book Oothangbart in  2000, but didn’t submit it to a publisher – “I couldn’t imagine anyone would grasp it, or want to publish it, because publishers want books they are sure will sell.” .. Read More


February 24 2017 Small employers warned they may need to provide pensions

Small employers warned they may need to provide pensions

Voice backs event to help small businesses with new pensions law.. Read More