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Bristol pair jailed for inflicting 'horrendous injuries' on baby

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A couple who inflicted "horrendous injuries" on a 10-week-old baby have ...

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New appeal in Helen Fleet 1987 murder case

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"Changing loyalties" could yield a breakthrough in the unsolved "horrific ...

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Josh Lewis: Bath sign Ebbw Vale fly-half ahead of 2017-18 season

English top-flight club Bath have signed fly-half Josh Lewis from Welsh Premiership side Ebbw Vale ahead of the 2017-18 season.

The 25-year-old, who previously played for Pro12 outfit Scarlets between 2013 and 2016, returned to Ebbw Vale for his second spell with the club in ...

yesterday 11:27 open_in_new
Jack Lam and Siale Piutau sign Bristol deals ahead of next season

Bristol club captain Jack Lam has extended his contract with the Premiership strugglers to 2019, while Tonga centre Siale Piutau has also re-signed ahead of next season.

New Zealand-born Samoa back row Lam, 29, has been with Bristol since 2014.

Former Wasps centre Piutau, 31, who was ...

2017-03-27 20:55 open_in_new
Mark Bennett joining RFU from Bristol and will be replaced by Connacht's Paul Bunce

Bristol's head of performance Mark Bennett is to leave at the end of the season to join the Rugby Football Union as head of sports science and medicine.

Connacht's Paul Bunce will replace Bennett at Bristol in the summer.

Bunce has worked alongside the Pro12 club's current boss Pat ...

2017-03-27 19:49 open_in_new
Flawed nuclear tender sees £100m payout to firms

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Two firms who lost out on decommissioning 12 nuclear sites will get ...

2017-03-27 15:25 open_in_new
Modern pentathlon: Myles Pillage & Jo Muir win silver in World Cup mixed relay

Britain's Jo Muir and Myles Pillage claimed the first World Cup medals of their career with silver in the mixed relay in Cairo.

The pair, based in Bath, led after the swimming but slipped down to third after the fencing ranking round.

Muir, 22, and Pillage, 19, topped the riding ...

2017-03-27 09:55 open_in_new
M5 in Gloucestershire reopens after lorry fire

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The M5 has reopened after being closed overnight following a lorry fire. ...

2017-03-27 09:55 open_in_new
Women's FA Cup: Bristol City Women 1-2 Manchester City Women

Manchester City Women reached their third consecutive Women's FA Cup semi-final thanks to a late Nikita Parris strike at Bristol City Women.

The visitors led on seven minutes through Hayley Ladd's headed own goal, but Claire Emslie's low strike levelled the scores at half-time.

Man ...

2017-03-26 19:35 open_in_new
M5 in Gloucestershire shut as lorry blaze breaks out

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A lorry fire has forced the closure of the M5 motorway in both directions ...

2017-03-26 16:17 open_in_new
Sarah Wiltshire and Asha Francis on juggling motherhood with sporting ambition

Midnight feeds, training sessions, netting goals and nappy changes are all things athletes Sarah Wiltshire and Asha Francis are juggling with their newborn babies.

Less than seven weeks after giving birth to daughter Alexa-Rose, 25-year-old striker Wiltshire will spend her first Mother's ...

2017-03-25 22:47 open_in_new
Chris Booy: Bristol will 'walk promotion' if relegated from Premiership, says chairman

Bristol chairman Chris Booy says that the Premiership strugglers will "walk promotion" back to the top flight if they are relegated to the Championship.

Speaking before Friday's 32-14 loss to Gloucester left Bristol seven points adrift at the bottom, Booy vowed they will "never be in this ...

2017-03-25 16:11 open_in_new
Charity Triumph Over Phobia to launch Cardiff group

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A charity is hoping to help phobia sufferers in south Wales by launching ...

2017-03-25 12:53 open_in_new
What would you ask about West traffic?

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On 4 May 2017, voters in some parts of the West of England will choose ...

2017-03-25 12:53 open_in_new
Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

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The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is going to ...

2017-03-24 17:03 open_in_new
Premiership: Saracens v Bath

Saracens retain none of the starting line-up from the side which lost to Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup final.

Alex Goode has recovered from injury to start at full-back, while Owen Farrell and Sean Maitland are among those returning from Six Nations duties.

Bath wing Matt Banahan ...

2017-03-24 14:51 open_in_new
Cheryl Grimmer murder: Man appears in Australia court

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A 63-year-old man has been charged with the abduction and murder of a ...

2017-03-24 13:45 open_in_new
Premiership: Bristol v Gloucester

Bristol coach Mark Tainton makes six changes to the team beaten by fellow strugglers Worcester last time out.

Jack Wallace, Tusi Pisi and Billy Searle return to the backline, with Tom Varndell (toe) and Siale Piutau (knee) both out.

Gloucester centre Henry Trinder is to make his ...

2017-03-24 12:39 open_in_new
Sanitary products given to Bristol homeless by students

23 March 2017 Last updated at 17:19 GMT

Homeless women in Bristol are being handed free sanitary products by a charitable group of students.

This week, the group from Bristol University handed out £500-worth of sanitary towels they had bought after a fundraising drive.

Lara ...

2017-03-23 20:07 open_in_new
New smartphone app launched in Bristol to rival Uber

23 March 2017 Last updated at 10:39 GMT

A new smartphone app has been launched in Bristol to compete with Uber.

The owners of the Braxi app hope it will win back business lost to the worldwide success of the ride-hailing app.

Braxi will work in a similar way to Uber, which ...

2017-03-23 15:43 open_in_new
Luke Jenkins death: Family's 'fight for justice'

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Faye Valentine's seven-year-old son Luke died following heart surgery at ...

2017-03-22 18:45 open_in_new