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Cardiff, Bristol and Newport councils in 'powerhouse' call

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Two Welsh cities have joined calls for a cross-border economic ...

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T20 Blast: Kent beat Somerset after Derbyshire overcome Yorkshire

Imran Qayyum took a career-best 5-21 as Kent began their T20 Blast campaign with a 41-run win over Somerset.

Ollie Robinson's 53 helped Kent to what looked a below-par 165-9 at Canterbury.

But, having confidently reached 54-1, Somerset collapsed to 124 all out, with Pakistan's world ...

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Premier Inn Bristol fire: Demolition work starts

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Work has started to demolish part of a hotel on the outskirts of Bristol ...

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Train tickets: Why getting from Cardiff to Bristol is so expensive

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To the east and west of Cardiff, there are cities that are about 45 miles ...

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Freddie Hussey death: Report finds '50% of trailers are faulty'

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Half of the number of trailers tested have been found to be defective, a ...

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Michael van Vuuren: Northampton Saints sign hooker from Bath

Northampton Saints have signed hooker Michael van Vuuren from Bath.

The 27-year-old former South Africa Under-20 international is qualified to represent England and moves to Saints following his loan spell with London Irish in the Championship last season.

Van Vuuren has also played ...

2019-07-19 17:41 open_in_new
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor: Colitis nearly forced Olympic swimmer to quit

Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O'Connor feared she would be forced to quit swimming after being in hospital with her colitis condition.

The Briton, 23, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis shortly after competing at the London 2012 Games.

O'Connor has managed the symptoms ...

2019-07-19 17:41 open_in_new
Premier Inn blaze: 'Crews still can't access building'

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Work continues to make a hotel ravaged by fire safe to enter after parts ...

2019-07-19 12:26 open_in_new
Bristol Premier Inn: Fire at hotel near Cribbs Causeway

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A huge blaze has caused part of a hotel near the M5 to collapse on to a ...

2019-07-18 12:17 open_in_new
Fire breaks out at Premier Inn in Catbrain, Bristol

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Fire crews are tackling a blaze in the roof of a hotel on the outskirts ...

2019-07-17 17:20 open_in_new
Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death

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A rail firm has been fined £1m after a man died when he leant out of an ...

2019-07-17 13:08 open_in_new
Extinction Rebellion: Traffic delayed on M32 in Bristol

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked a main route into Bristol ...

2019-07-17 12:05 open_in_new
Harry Thacker, Luke Morahan and five more sign extended contracts

Hooker Harry Thacker and Australia international wing Luke Morahan are two of seven players to have signed extended contracts with Bristol Bears.

Centre Piers O'Conor, 23, scrum-halves Andy Uren, 23 and Harry Randall, 21 and locks Joe Joyce, 25, and Ed Holmes, 23, have also all committed ...

2019-07-16 21:24 open_in_new
Somerset gimp suit: Second arrest after man scares woman

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A second man has been arrested on suspicion of indecency offences after a ...

2019-07-16 19:17 open_in_new
Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

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Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion is staging protests ...

2019-07-16 16:09 open_in_new
Ebony Salmon: Ex-Manchester United Women striker joins Bristol City

Former Manchester United striker Ebony Salmon has joined Women's Super League rival Bristol City.

The 18-year-old spent part of last season on loan at Sheffield United and was released by United following their promotion to the top-flight.

Salmon is part of the England squad at the ...

2019-07-15 22:14 open_in_new
Gloucestershire country lane rebuilt after badger setts found

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A country lane is being rebuilt after badgers made several setts under ...

2019-07-15 21:11 open_in_new
County Championship: Leaders Somerset made to follow on against Yorkshire

Division One leaders Somerset face defeat against Yorkshire after being forced to follow on at Headingley.

Following Yorkshire's mammoth first-innings 520, Somerset were bowled out for 196 having begun day three on 76-4.

South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj did the damage for the ...

2019-07-15 20:08 open_in_new
Arrest after man in gimp suit scares woman in Claverham

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A man has been arrested after someone dressed in a gimp suit jumped out ...

2019-07-15 20:08 open_in_new
Unst space centre test balloon launch hailed a success

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The test launch of a balloon in Shetland for a system that can deliver ...

2019-07-15 15:56 open_in_new
Ethan Bamber: Gloucestershire sign Middlesex paceman on loan

Gloucestershire have signed Middlesex pace bowler Ethan Bamber on a one-month loan deal.

Bamber played against the county in last week's Championship game at Northwood, which Middlesex won by 78 runs, but only bowled seven overs.

However, he achieved his first-class career-best ...

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