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Lesley Sharp, Vincent Regan, Patrick Gibson to Headline Channel 4’s ‘Before We Die’

U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned six-part crime thriller “Before We Die,” starring Lesley Sharp (“Bob & Rose), Vincent Regan (“300”) and Patrick Gibson (“The OA”), an adaptation of the hit Swedish series of the same name. The Bristol, England-set drama follows a detective who becomes deeply conflicted when she discovers her son is playing […]
Tags: News, Global, Channel 4, Bristol England, Walter Presents, 300, Patrick Gibson, U K broadcaster Channel 4, Lesley Sharp Vincent Regan Patrick Gibson, Headline Channel 4, Lesley Sharp Bob Rose Vincent Regan


BBC Apologizes For Use of N-Word in July Broadcast

BBC director general Tony Hall has issued an apology after the N-word was used in a news report in July, stating that the outlet would be “strengthening” its guidance on the use of offensive language. The report had covered a racist attack on a United Kingdom National Health Service worker in Bristol, England. The BBC had initially defended the use of the word, stating they felt they needed “to explain, and report, not just the injuries but, given their alleged extreme nature, the words alleged ...
Tags: News, Bbc, Tony Hall, BBC Radio, Bristol England, United Kingdom National Health Service


Kitchen of the Week: A Sleek Modern Kitchen with a Hippie Heart

We are all trying to make more low-impact choices here at Remodelista, so it was with a particular thrill that we recently stumbled upon Sustainable Kitchens, a kitchen design and manufacturing company based in Bristol, England, that prioritizes ethical materials. Its core principles—a reliance on solid, responsibly-sourced wood and non-toxic materials; an emphasis on locally sourced products; and a commitment to reducing waste and replanting trees—grew out of founder Sam Shaw’s interest in sust...
Tags: Books, London, Windows, Wood, Sustainable Design, Bristol England, Sam Shaw, Perrin Rowe, Remodelista, Kitchen of the Week, Kitchen Cabinets, FSC Forest Stewardship Council, Conibere Phillips, Charlie O'Beirne, Zoe Holland, Bianco Beleno


Three charged with mischief after statues are covered in paint during protest

TORONTO — Three protesters were charged with mischief on Saturday after supporters of Black Lives Matter threw paint on several statues, including one of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and called for the defunding of police.The protesters, who had marched on the Ontario legislature from Ryerson University, where a statue of public education activist Egerton Ryerson had been similarly defaced, then moved to a police detachment to denounce racism and demand those arrest...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Toronto, Canada, North America, Black Lives Matter, Ontario, The Canadian Press, MacDonald, Ryerson, Bristol England, John A Macdonald, Ryerson University, Edward Colston, Toronto Police Services Board, Rodney Diverlus


Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester Jen Reid After One Day

The statue of Jen Reid, a Black Lives Matter protester, was raised on Wednesday in place of a toppled memorial to the slave trader Edward Colston.
Tags: Art, England, News, Sculpture, Black People, Jen, Reid, Colston, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bristol (England, Edward (1636-1721, Jen Reid, Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester Jen Reid


Edward Colston's statue stood for 125 years. A Black Lives Matter statue replaced it for hours

A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester in Bristol, England, secretly installed overnight on the plinth where a monument to a slave trader had previously stood, has been removed by the local authority.
Tags: News, Stories, Bristol England, Edward Colston


A slave trader's statue stood for 125 years. The Black Lives Matter statue that replaced it lasted hours

A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester in Bristol, England, secretly installed overnight on the plinth where a monument to a slave trader had previously stood, has been removed by the local authority.
Tags: News, Stories, Bristol England


Edward Colston's statue stood for 125 years. The Black Lives Matter statue that replaced it stood for about 25 hours

A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester in Bristol, England, secretly installed overnight on the plinth where a monument to a slave trader had previously stood, has been removed by the local authority.
Tags: Cnn, Bristol England, Edward Colston


Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester After Just One Day

The statue of Jen Reid, a Black Lives Matter protester, was raised on Wednesday in place of a toppled memorial to the slave trader Edward Colston.
Tags: Art, England, News, Sculpture, Bristol, Black People, Jen, Reid, Colston, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bristol (England, Edward (1636-1721, Jen Reid


Statue of Black Protester Is Raised in Place of Bristol Slave Trader

The image of Jen Reid, fist clenched atop the plinth in the English city where Edward Colston once stood, became a symbol of protest online. Now, it’s there in resin and steel.
Tags: News, Sculpture, Bristol, Black People, Quinn, Jen, Reid, Marc, Edward Colston, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bristol (England, Young British Artists, George Floyd Protests (2020, Jen Reid


Written in Stone 2020

 I have been immensely interested in the many debates surrounding statues, flag designs, and the naming of buildings, universities, and even lakes in the past several months.  The Duke University Press published in September 2018 a second edition of my 1998 book Written in Stone:  Public Monuments in Changing Societies.  2018  seems like far more than two years ago, even if one takes into account the fact that I was adding to my 20,000 word "afterword" until literally the day the book went to p...
Tags: Minnesota, Mississippi, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, John Lennon, Africa, America, United States, New York Times, Oxford, New Orleans, Princeton, Committee, Branding


Lloyd’s of London and Greene King Acknowledge Ties to Slave Trade

Two prominent firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, have acknowledged their ties to the slave trade and pledged to make amends.
Tags: London, News, Greene King, Oxford University, Johnson, Lloyd 's of London, Churchill, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lloyd, Boris, Reparations, Colston, Slavery (Historical, Winston Leonard Spencer, Caribbean Area, Liverpool (England


U.K. Grapples With Its Role in Atlantic Slave Trade

Two prominent firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, have acknowledged their ties to the slave trade and pledged to make amends.
Tags: London, News, Greene King, Oxford University, Johnson, Lloyd's Of London, Churchill, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lloyd, Boris, Reparations, Atlantic Slave Trade, Colston, Slavery (Historical, Winston Leonard Spencer, Caribbean Area


From the Town Square to the Boardroom: Britain Grapples With Its Racist Past

Two prominent firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, have acknowledged their ties to the slave trade and pledged to make amends.
Tags: London, News, Britain, Greene King, Oxford University, Johnson, Lloyd's Of London, Churchill, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lloyd, Town Square, Boris, Reparations, Colston, Slavery (Historical, Winston Leonard Spencer


The Statues Were Toppled. What Happens to Them Now?

What city leaders, museum officials and historians decide will have implications for how we remember the history the statues were designed to represent, as well as our current moment.
Tags: Art, England, News, United States, Museums, Black People, Columbus, Demonstrations, Ghana, Taco, Rijksmuseum, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lee, Christopher, Locke, Guido


In an English City, an Early Benefactor Is Now ‘a Toxic Brand’

Bristol was built with money from the slave trader Edward Colston. Tearing down his statue has reopened a painful reckoning with the city’s racist past.
Tags: News, Bristol, Johnson, Black Lives Matter Movement, Boris, Edward Colston, Slavery (Historical, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bristol (England


Banksy's brilliant idea to make "everyone happy" after activists pulled down Bristol slave trader statue

In Bristol, England, anti-racism protestors pulled down a bronze statue of slave trader and philanthropist Edward Colston and rolled it into the River Avon. Banksy, who is thought to live in Bristol, posted a brilliant idea that could please "both those who miss the Colston statue and those who don’t." "We drag him out the water, put him back on the plinth, tie cable round his neck and commission some life size bronze statues of protestors in the act of pulling him down," Banksy wrote on In...
Tags: Post, News, Activism, Bristol, Banksy, Street Art, Black Lives Matter, Bristol England, Colston, Edward Colston, Avon Banksy


As Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Struggles to Find His Voice

He expected to be the Brexit leader. Instead, he has presided uncomfortably over a public health crisis, an economic collapse and a racial reckoning.
Tags: News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Imperial College London, Black Lives Matter Movement, Boris, London (England, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Conservative Party (Great Britain, Bristol (England, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, George Floyd Protests (2020


Rev Al Sharpton: I have seen grandchildren of slave masters tear down slave master statues - video

The Rev Al Sharpton gave an emotional eulogy at George Floyd's memorial service in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday. The civil rights activist celebrated the protests that have spread across the country and around the world in response to the police killing of Floyd. 'All over the world I've seen grandchildren of slave masters tearing down slave master statues,' Sharpton said and specifically referenced the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England, which was torn down and thrown i...
Tags: Race, US news, Bristol, Al Sharpton, Houston, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Floyd, Sharpton, Houston Texas, Bristol England, Rev Al Sharpton, Edward Colston, George Floyd


‘Get Rid of Them’: A Statue Falls as Britain Confronts Its Racist History

When demonstrators dumped the monument to a slave trader into Bristol Harbor, they galvanized a debate that echoes conversations happening in the American South about statues of Confederate generals.
Tags: News, Britain, Police Brutality, Oxford University, Johnson, Demonstrations, Cecil, Rhodes, Boris, Protests and Riots, Misconduct and Shootings, Slavery (Historical, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bristol Harbor, Bristol (England, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Statue of slave trader torn down

Just days after protesters toppled Confederate monuments in Richmond, VA, and Birmingham, AL, a slave trader’s statue in Bristol was also torn down. On Sunday, protesters in the southwestern city of Bristol used ropes to pull down a bronze statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader. The statue has been controversial for many years, but the recent global events have thrust it into the spotlight. When the statue came down, a protester was pictured with his knee on Colston’s neck, em...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Bbc, Winston Churchill, Protests, Statues, Bristol, Birmingham, All, Richmond VA, Bristol England, Parliament Square, David Olusoga, Priti Patel, Colston


Colonial slave trader statue torn down amid global protests

Activists in Bristol, England, tore down a statue of 17th century slave owner Edward Colston as protests around the world continued in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. CNN's Max Foster reports.
Tags: News, Stories, Bristol England, Max Foster, Edward Colston, George Floyd CNN


The Concorde made its final flight a little more than 16 years ago and supersonic air travel has yet to return — here's a look back at its awesome history

British Airways operated its final commercial Concorde flight on October 24, 2003, from New York's JFK International Airport to London Heathrow.  It was the last commercial passenger flight for the Concorde in a career that began in 1976. A total of 14 Concordes entered service with British Airways and Air France.  Co-developed by the British and the French, Concorde was the first and only effective supersonic commercial airliner, while talk of new supersonic planes have generally not been com...
Tags: Facebook, UK, New York, London, France, US, Trends, Senegal, Atlantic, Paris, Concorde, Tony Blair, Rio De Janeiro, Airbus, Bahrain, Boeing


Spirits Distilleries Around the US Now Producing Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer, a necessary tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, has been difficult to come by in stores the past few weeks (or months, depending on your location). Last night, I read in a local email newsletter here in Vermont that Mad River Distillers is producing hand sanitizer and giving it away for free to local residents. They’ve set up two pick-up stations for today — it’s BYOB and limited to 6oz per person. Earlier this week, workers at Barr Hill’s closed distillery made ha...
Tags: Cdc, Portland, Seattle, Vermont, Jason Kottke, Bristol England, BYOB, River Distillers, Barr Hill, US Now Producing Hand Sanitizer, Shine Distillery Grill, Ryan Ruelos, Psychopomp Microdistillery


No Love Lost! Banksy’s ‘Valentine’s’ Mural Lasts Less Than 48 Hours

The elusive street artist's latest piece in Bristol, England, has already been defaced.
Tags: News, Banksy, Bristol England


Banksy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day inspired artwork painted on the side of a building in Bristol, England by famous street artist Banksy. Banksy artwork features a girl with a slingshot firing three-dimensional red flowers onto the building. Happy Valentine’s Day from Banksy! Also check out: Banksy Season’s Greetings
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Banksy, Bristol England, Banksy Valentine, Banksy Season, Banksy Banksy


An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away

Across the United States and Europe, software is making probation decisions and predicting whether teens will commit crime. Opponents want more human oversight.
Tags: Europe, News, United States, American Civil Liberties Union, Big Brother Watch, Computers and the Internet, Civil Rights and Liberties, Rotterdam (Netherlands, Probation and Parole, Bristol (England, Silicon Valley De-Bug


Nipper the RCA Mascot Was Very Jack Russell

via GIPHY The story of Nipper, the RCA mascot, began in 1884 when a small stray terrier was found on the streets of Bristol, England.Adopted by Mark Barraud and named "Nipper" for his habit of biting at people's ankles, he became a devoted pet and companion to the theatre and stage set designer.Mark Barraud died in 1887 and his little dog went to live with his brother, Francis Barraud.Francis Barraud inherited a cylinder phonograph from brother Mark, and he noticed that when it was played, Nip...
Tags: Pets, Victor, Mark, Edison, Jack Russell, Bristol England, Berliner, Nipper, Gramophone Company, PBurns, Victor Talking Machine Company, Thames England, Radio Corporation of America RCA, Barraud, Mark Barraud, Francis Barraud Francis Barraud


52 ANCESTORS IN 52 WEEKS 2019 WEEK 44: WALTER TYBOTT OF GLOUCESTER, MA. PT1

My ancestor William Haskell Jr.'s wife Mary Tybott was the daughter of my 10x great grandfather Walter Tybott. Walter was a Welshman and originally emigrated to  Marshfield in Plymouth Colony as part of a group known as the Blynman Party. I'd never heard of these people before, so I did a Google search to see what I could find out about them.I found this in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 53 on Google books:In the "Memoirs of the Plymouth Colony," by Hon. Francis Bay...
Tags: Google, England, Wales, America, Connecticut, Newfoundland, Plymouth, Genealogy, Gloucester, New England, Family History, Harbour, Marshfield, Bill West, Bristol England, New Haven


Fox rescued after getting head stuck in discarded tire

Animal welfare charity workers rescued a fox whose head got stuck in a discarded tire at a storage center in Bristol, England.         [Author: Storyful]
Tags: News, Fox, Bristol England, Storyful