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Save the Bristol Improv Theatre

Due to rising costs alongside a reduction in audience spend amidst the cost of living crisis, the Bristol Improv Theatre is under threat of closure. We need your help now, more than ever to save our theatre and secure its long term future.

We're promoting three key ways that you can support us. These are:

  • Donate to the campaign
  • Buy Tickets
  • Tell a friend

If you’ve thought about donating to us before but haven't got round to it; if you've never been to the Bristol Improv Theatre before and always wanted to; or if you’re on the fence about taking a class or coming to a show, now is the time. Make the most of this hidden gem in Bristol.

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Carnival of Self-Harm

www.lrb.co.uk Tom Crewe · Carnival of Self-Harm: Good Riddance to the Tories

​It would be a mistake to think that what has happened to Britain since 2010 is an accident, an unforeseen side-effect...

Tom Crewe · Carnival of Self-Harm: Good Riddance to the Tories

Short-term thinking has been the fatal tendency of the Conservative governments to which Britain has been subjected since 2010.

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Dreaming of a more egalitarian world
  • I think the truth is women do like muscly men, but men tend to overestimate how muscly. Like swimmer physique is attractive, hollywood batman physique is male power fantasy; or something

  • Such a quirky, yet inoffensive art style for my corporate shitpost
  • There's really no good reason to believe that the devourer is Chronos/Saturn, that the devouree is even a child, or that either body is male.

    There is a good reason to think it's a child - it looks like one. Just not necessarily the child of the devourer

  • Beware the Midwest
  • Is American cheese any good? TV shows seem to imply it isn't but it seems weird you wouldn't have good cheese by now
    Edit: I meant cheese made/available in the US, rather than the type called "American cheese". But thanks for the answers

  • This is a real photo
    Minimum wage is UK’s ‘most successful economic policy in a generation’
  • Worth remembering that it wasn't always a free-for-all before minimum wage was introduced. I think there was a mechanism to set minimum wages by industry, which got dismantled by thatcher (not sure on specifics but pretty sure there was some mechanism to set minimum wages).

  • Channel 4 presenter among more than 250 UK stars victimised by deepfake porn
  • Does everyone know they're not real? I'm not suggesting they are real, only that for all I know the quality of these fakes might be convincing.
    Whether this story is "overblown" or not is subjective I guess but the victim's being "creeped out" does seem like actual harm to me

  • Councillors vote down Rees’ final budget after bad-tempered debate

    thebristolcable.org Last council budget under Bristol mayor Marvin Rees voted down

    The Greens came under fire for voting against Labour’s plans without providing alternative council budget solutions.

    Last council budget under Bristol mayor Marvin Rees voted down

    The Greens came under fire for voting against Labour’s plans without providing alternative solutions. With councils are going bankrupt elsewhere in the country, the stakes are high as Bristol prepares to ditch its mayoral system.

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    Council says it’s now safe for residents to return to Barton House

    Residents of Barton House are able to return to their homes from Tuesday following the publication of a number of reports confirming that the building is safe.

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    Halls Well

    An article on the funding of the refurbishment of the Bristol Beacon

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    Missing child

    Copied from the Bristol subreddit https://old.reddit.com/r/bristol/comments/194r3n8/missing_child_please_help_find_trinity/

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    Man in charge of Bristol's housing 'wasn't told' of 2017 tower block warning letter

    www.bristolpost.co.uk Bristol's housing chief 'wasn't told' of 2017 tower block warning letter

    The very same day the government sent a letter warning Bristol to check their tower blocks, the chief executive at City Hall resigned

    Bristol's housing chief 'wasn't told' of 2017 tower block warning letter

    The man in charge of Bristol’s housing in 2017 said he was not passed a letter from the government warning of safety concerns with tower blocks like Barton House - which was sent on the same day the city council’s chief executive suddenly resigned.

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    Barton Hill tower block emergency evacuation

    thebristolcable.org Barton House residents' lives turned upside down after evacuation

    Kicked out of their homes under chaotic and confusing orders, Barton House tenants face an uncertain future as their homes are deemed unsafe.

    Barton House residents' lives turned upside down after evacuation

    A report from November 15th on the Barton Hill tower block evacuation.

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    Labour MPs must vote tomorrow to support a Gaza ceasefire

    tribunemag.co.uk Why Labour MPs Must Support a Gaza Ceasefire

    In just over a month, 11,200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by Israeli forces. This cannot go on. Labour MPs must put themselves on the right side of history and vote for a ceasefire, writes former Scottish Labour Party leader Richard Leonard.

    Why Labour MPs Must Support a Gaza Ceasefire

    In just over a month, 11,200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by Israeli forces. This cannot go on. Labour MPs must put themselves on the right side of history and vote for a ceasefire, writes former Scottish Labour Party leader Richard Leonard.

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    There Is Zero Evidence of a Shoplifting ‘Epidemic’

    novaramedia.com There Is Zero Evidence of a Shoplifting ‘Epidemic’ | Novara Media

    Shoplifting rates are down from 2017, writes Ell Folan, while the media is acting as if all hell has broken loose.

    There Is Zero Evidence of a Shoplifting ‘Epidemic’ | Novara Media
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    www.theguardian.com Call to shut down Bristol schools’ use of app to ‘monitor’ pupils and families

    Exclusive: Think Family Education app gives safeguarding leads easy access to pupils’ and relatives’ contacts with police and child protection

    Call to shut down Bristol schools’ use of app to ‘monitor’ pupils and families

    Criminal justice and antiracist campaigners have raised concerns over an app being used by schools in Bristol to “monitor and profile” pupils and their families.

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    www.bbc.co.uk Bristol Black Lives Matter march organiser admits fundraiser fraud

    Xahra Saleem took money from a fundraising page set up after Edward Colston's statue was pulled down.

    Bristol Black Lives Matter march organiser admits fundraiser fraud

    An organiser of a Black Lives Matter protest has admitted taking money from a fundraising page set up before the toppling of Edward Colston's statue.

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    Report into Bristol underground says it is needed and can be done - if it's mostly above ground

    www.bristolpost.co.uk Exclusive: Report into Bristol underground says it is needed and can be done

    Metro Mayor Dan Norris has said Bristol 'won't get an underground', but the latest report from his team recommends going further with a plan for a hybrid underground-overground project

    Exclusive: Report into Bristol underground says it is needed and can be done

    A plan for a new mass rapid transit system that involves some underground tunnels under Bristol is needed, is achievable and work towards creating it should continue - that’s the conclusion of a report written by senior transport chiefs at the West of England Combined Authority. The report - a draft of which has been seen by Bristol Live - is to be submitted to a key meeting of WECA on October 6, and makes it clear that while it will be expensive and cause a lot of upheaval, Bristol, Bath and the wider West of England needs it and it ‘can be delivered’.

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    Ofcom just let GB News off the hook over Tory MPs moonlighting as journalists

    www.thecanary.co Spineless Ofcom just let GB News off the hook over Tory MPs moonlighting as journalists

    The Ofcom GB News ruling shows the regulator is as mighty as a drain fly when it comes to doing anything about Tory MPs posing as journalists

    Spineless Ofcom just let GB News off the hook over Tory MPs moonlighting as journalists

    Ofcom has found that a GB News show presented by two Tory MPs breached its impartiality rules. However, the regulator only scalded the far-right media outlet over it not airing differing views. Ofcom failed to rule against the fact that two sitting Conservative MPs were posing as journalists interviewing a sitting Conservative minister.

    The problem here isn’t the fact GB News is a screeching, far-right foghorn amplifier. At the Canary we’ve never claimed to be impartial. They and we are private entities, and that’s our right in the UK. However, while GB News can present its programming with whatever ideological stand point it wishes, it should not be allowing sitting politicians to do it.

    The UK’s democracy is already a shambolic farce, which has become increasingly worse in recent years. Allowing sitting MPs to present news programmes is the thin end of the wedge. Ofcom, with all the might of a drain fly, is failing to act quickly enough to stop this practice before even more damage is done.

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    www.bristol247.com New wetland habitat near Bristol opening to public next month

    Hallen Marsh will be turned into a wetland habitat as part of flood defence works

    New wetland habitat near Bristol opening to public next month

    A newly created wetland habitat north of Bristol is due to open to the public and birdwatchers next month.

    The large wetlands includes four kilometres of new public footpaths and has already proved popular with different species of birds.

    Hallen Marsh, north of Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston, has been turned into a wetland habitat as part of flood defence works led by the Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area.

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    The NHS Doesn’t Need Reform – It Needs Funding

    tribunemag.co.uk The NHS Doesn’t Need Reform – It Needs Funding

    New research shows the NHS was the world's leading healthcare system before austerity put it in crisis — exposing calls for 'reform' as justification for more privatisation and underfunding.

    The NHS Doesn’t Need Reform – It Needs Funding

    New research shows the NHS was the world's leading healthcare system before austerity put it in crisis — exposing calls for 'reform' as justification for more privatisation and underfunding.

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    tribunemag.co.uk Mick Lynch and Matt Wrack: We Will Defy the Anti-Strikes Law

    Following a historic motion backing non-compliance with anti-strikes law being passed at Trade Union Congress, the general secretaries of the RMT and FBU sit down with Tribune to discuss why a mass campaign of defiance matters for the future of the trade union movement.

    Following a historic motion backing non-compliance with anti-strikes law being passed at Trade Union Congress, the general secretaries of the RMT and FBU sit down with Tribune to discuss why a mass campaign of defiance matters for the future of the trade union movement.

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    Fury as South Bristol school scraps all its A-levels hours before start of term

    www.bristolpost.co.uk Fury as Bristol school scraps all its A-levels hours before term starts

    "It's not good enough. They are failing the children here, they have let them down again" said one local councillor

    Fury as Bristol school scraps all its A-levels hours before term starts

    Parents, teenagers and local councillors have been left furious after a South Bristol school scrapped its entire academic A-level provision less than 24 hours before the courses were due to start.

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    Work to begin to complete the Old Market ‘gap’

    www.bristol247.com Work to begin to complete the Old Market 'gap'

    The £1.2m scheme on the Castle Street and Tower Hill junction is funded by WECA through the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund

    Work to begin to complete the Old Market 'gap'

    Work to complete the so-called Old Market ‘gap’ between the Old Market roundabout and Castle Park is starting on Monday.

    The scheme is due to be completed by April 2024.

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    www.bristol247.com New fines of up to £300 for using log burners

    The aim of the fines is to reduce air pollution

    New fines of up to £300 for using log burners

    Councils in England have been given new legal powers to issue fines between £175 and £300 to households who emit more than 3g of smoke per hour from chimneys.

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