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Marcus Trescothick: Somerset opener extends contract into 2019 season

Ex-England opener Marcus Trescothick has extended his Somerset contract until the end of the 2019 season.

Trescothick, 42, who made his first class debut in 1993, will embark on his 27th season with Somerset next year.

The left-hander has scored more than 26,000 first class runs and ...

today 16:08 open_in_new
County Championship: Craig Miles bowls Gloucestershire into strong position before Derbyshire hit back

Craig Miles took 5-50 on his farewell appearance for Gloucestershire as they dismissed Derbyshire for 184 before the hosts fought back on day one.

Miles, who is joining Warwickshire next season, set the tone by bowling home captain Billy Godleman for eight.

The 24-year-old also ...

yesterday 19:08 open_in_new
County Championship: James Hildreth's century puts Somerset on top against Nottinghamshire

James Hildreth's century saw Somerset reach 353-7 to take control despite Harry Gurney leading a Nottinghamshire revival at Trent Bridge.

Hildreth hit 20 fours in his 137, but had some good fortune on the way with Notts twice dropping difficult chances.

Harry Gurney (5-66) ended ...

yesterday 18:05 open_in_new
Bristol Tesco petrol station in suspected fuel mix-up

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Several vehicles could have been filled with the wrong type of fuel after ...

yesterday 12:50 open_in_new
Bristol university suicides spark mental health alerts

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A university is to tell parents if their child is struggling with mental ...

yesterday 12:50 open_in_new
Bristol Old Vic Theatre unveils £26m major refurbishment

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The oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world is ...

yesterday 08:38 open_in_new
Tomas Kalas: Bristol City defender out for six weeks after jaw surgery

Bristol City defender Tomas Kalas is expected to be out for six weeks after surgery to repair a fractured jaw.

The 25-year-old was injured in the second half of Friday's Championship loss at Wigan Athletic.

A club statement said the Czech centre-back was kept in hospital overnight on ...

yesterday 22:05 open_in_new
Tony Bullimore: Sailor and entrepreneur celebrated

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A celebration of sailor and entrepreneur Tony Bullimore's life and ...

2018-09-23 18:50 open_in_new
Mike Ashley blames greed for House of Fraser store closures

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Sports Direct billionaire Mike Ashley has blamed "greedy landlords" for ...

2018-09-23 14:38 open_in_new
City's science museum creates Minecraft maps of Bristol

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A museum is encouraging people to digitally rebuild Bristol by offering ...

2018-09-22 16:35 open_in_new
Premiership: Bristol Bears v Harlequins

Bristol make six changes as they try to rebound from their loss to Gloucester.

Winger Alapati Leiua returns from injury, while centre Will Hurrell, scrum-half Andy Uren and forwards Harry Thacker, Ed Holmes and Jordan Crane also come into the starting line-up.

England prop Kyle ...

2018-09-22 13:26 open_in_new
Premiership: Bath v Northampton Saints

Taulupe Faletau returns to the starting line-up as Bath make four changes for the visit of Northampton.

The Wales and Lions number eight joins Dave Attwood in the pack, while Aled Brew comes in at outside centre and Darren Atkins starts at full-back.

Saints also have four changes, ...

2018-09-22 13:26 open_in_new
Bristol venue to play Africa by Toto on loop all night

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A music venue in Bristol is going to play Africa by Toto on loop all ...

2018-09-22 03:59 open_in_new
Somerset: Peter Trego agrees new contract for new white-ball cricket

Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego has signed an extended white ball only contract until the end of next season.

The 37-year-old will be available for the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast but will not feature in the County Championship.

"Although it's sad to bring the curtain down on part of ...

2018-09-21 15:23 open_in_new
County Championship: Somerset v Surrey called off after storm damages wicket

Somerset's County Championship match with champions Surrey has been abandoned after damage to the wicket at Taunton caused by Storm Bronagh.

Covers were blown from the wicket, with the pitch deemed unfit for play.

Surrey were hoping to seal a 10th win in a row on day four, with ...

2018-09-21 12:14 open_in_new
Father riding late daughter's tiny bike 200 miles for charity

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A man from Cornwall is cycling on a tiny pink bike that belonged to his ...

2018-09-21 12:14 open_in_new
Bristol arena site decision 'call-in' rejected by scrutiny committee

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A decision by Bristol's elected mayor not to build an arena at a site in ...

2018-09-20 21:32 open_in_new
County Championship: Somerset battle on third day against Surrey

James Hildreth and Azhar Ali struck half-centuries as Somerset battled back on day three, although Surrey are still in command of their match at Taunton.

Resuming on 122-9, Josh Davey (36) pushed the hosts towards 146 all out.

With a first-innings advantage of 339, county champions ...

2018-09-20 20:29 open_in_new
Bristol girl finds Handguns' guitarist's stolen ring

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A young girl is on a band's "guest list for life" after finding a stolen ...

2018-09-20 20:29 open_in_new
County Championship: Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire rained off on day three

Day three of Gloucestershire's Division Two match against Northamptonshire at Bristol was abandoned without a ball bowled because of rain.

After persistent rainfall throughout the day, play was eventually called off after an inspection at 15:15 BST.

Only 53 overs were possible on day ...

2018-09-20 18:24 open_in_new
'We're in love but never have sex'
Some 18% of respondents under the age of 30 have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year, a survey of 2,000 people on websites Mumsnet and Gransnet has found. Among all ages, the figure was 29%. We meet three couples who, while madly in love, fall into this category. ...
2018-09-20 08:56 open_in_new