The Bristol rapper, who was a regular on Bristol’s live music scene in the 2000s, returns after retiring over 10 years ago. When I call Catraz on a Tuesday morning, he’s just finished doing his early shift as a Sainsbury’s delivery driver. ‘Sorry if I seem a bit out of it – I woke up…Read More
Initiative to combat Covid vaccine hesitancy launched within Bristol’s Somali community March 4th 2021
An initiative to address fears about the new Covid vaccine has been launched to try to encourage members of Bristol’s Somali community to get vaccinated. Workers at the Bristol Somali Resource Centre (BSRC) started the information campaign in January to persuade members within the community who might be unsure about coming forward for the vaccine.…Read More
Walking around The Lizard in our Covid Summer is a refreshing homegrown adventure November 17th 2020
I wake up just after 5 and already it is getting light, the sky a purplish blue overhead. I am in my sleeping bag looking at the base of an ancient dry stone wall only 2 feet away from me as I come to and remember my strange sleeping arrangements for the previous night. As…Read More
Headteacher warns how government guidance on self-isolating will disrupt school life in September. August 10th 2020.
The head teacher of one of Somerset’s biggest Secondary schools has warned about how difficult it will be to cope with the prospect of one or two pupils becoming infected with Covid-19 according to the present guidance from Public Health England (PHE). Mark Woodlock, Headteacher at The Blue School in Wells, is contingency planning for…Read More
With most of us now confined to our homes, gardens and ‘near world’ it’s time to make the most of walking from home. April 17th 2020.
For most of my adult life I haven’t thought twice about jumping in the car from my cottage in Somerset and driving to the coast for a walk along one of the many beautiful beaches or stretches of coastline that we’re blessed with in this country. What I recently took for granted is now impossible…Read More
5 minutes after starting my walk, I was heading into a strong Westerly wind while raindrops made a ‘tock-tocking’ sound on the hood of my waterproof. I had only just started my exploration of this section of the South West Coast Path (SWCP) in Cornwall and I was already feeling the conditions. Walking the SWCP…Read More