The world in a bubble: why we need good news now more than ever

In a world where differences of opinion have become societal schisms, and political allegiances a determinant for whom we befriend or unfriend, we only read, watch or listen to the “news” or read the opinions that fit into our worldview.

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I’m not a celebrity on the X Factor, so vote me off Strictly Come Dancing or I’ll bake a cake

Tony Watts ponders upon the existential question of what “reality” has to do with our current crop of “TV reality shows”

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Step aside, old timer. This film’s too young for you.

Film buffs amongst you may have noticed a recent study from the United States telling us something we already knew… but probably couldn’t be bothered to make a fuss about: that older people are significantly underrepresented in movies. But does it really matter? Because when they do appear, they are rarely in lead parts, or seen using technology, and they are often the butt of ageist jokes. Of course, there are great exceptions: Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Robert de Niro, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L Jackson, Ian Mckellen… all of whom seem to just get better as they add on...

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It’s not the music that reminds us we’re mortal… it’s the musicians

Music plays a big part in our lives. So losing the creators of our favourite music can have a profound impact on us.

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Bristol has its say on the future of ageing with Lord Filkin

Bristol took centre stage to discuss innovative ways being developed in the West to tackle the urgent challenges of our ageing population.

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Care: the issue that will decide the next election?

We should be enabling wellness rather than focusing on treating illness.

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