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Pupils take part in national robotics competition.

26 February 2017 Last updated at 18:43 GMT

Pupils from across the UK have been taking part in a national robotics competition.

Teams of students aged 9-16 worked together in the Lego League competition held at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

The science and ...

yesterday 19:43 open_in_new
Gavin Henson: Bristol and ex-Wales fly-half felt like a loner during injury

Former Wales back Gavin Henson has spoken about the isolation he felt during his injury absence after kicking Bristol to victory over rivals Bath.

The 35-year-old had played less than an hour of rugby all season before coming back from a shoulder problem on Sunday.

"To be out that ...

yesterday 18:37 open_in_new
A 'sugar baby' explains how the relationships work

26 February 2017 Last updated at 09:33 GMT

A growing number of female "sugar babies" are working in the sex industry to help fund their way through higher education.

The relatively new practice of "sugar dating" has resulted in more and more students getting paid by wealthy older ...

yesterday 09:43 open_in_new
Lee Johnson: Bristol City head coach praises side after Newcastle United draw

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson says his team's performance in Saturday's draw at United Newcastle proved their commitment to the club.

City, who had lost 10 of their previous 13 games, led 2-0 at St James' Park, before the hosts fought back to level.

The Robins are two only ...

2017-02-25 22:31 open_in_new
Premiership: Bristol v Bath

Bottom-of-the-table Bristol make eight changes to the team that lost at Leicester Tigers last week.

Former Wales international Gavin Henson starts at fly-half for the first time since October after injury.

Bath can call on the services of Jonathan Joseph after the centre was left out ...

2017-02-25 19:13 open_in_new
Lizzy Yarnold wins Skeleton World Championships bronze

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Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold won bronze at the Skeleton World Championships in Germany.

The 28-year-old Briton was fastest in the first of Saturday's two runs to climb from fourth ...

2017-02-25 13:41 open_in_new
Three on slavery charges after nuclear bunker cannabis find

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Three men face slavery charges following the discovery of a cannabis factory in a former nuclear bunker.

Several thousand ...

2017-02-25 13:41 open_in_new
Harry Studley shooting: Jordan Walters jailed for two years

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A man who shot a toddler in the head with an airgun to "frighten him" has been jailed for two years.

Harry Studley, now aged ...

2017-02-24 17:51 open_in_new
Francois Louw: Bath flanker to serve ban after appeal against suspension dismissed

Bath flanker Francois Louw will serve a two-week ban after his appeal against the decision was dismissed.

The 31-year-old South Africa international was found guilty of tip-tackling scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone in the first half of his side's win over Harlequins last Saturday.

The ...

2017-02-24 14:33 open_in_new
Lizzy Yarnold targets world skeleton medal after 'disappointing' comeback

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Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold says she is "fired up" for the World Championships after a "disappointing" return to the sport.

After completing a career grand slam in 2015, ...

2017-02-24 13:27 open_in_new
Where do prison escapees and absconders actually go?

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Beating up love rivals and trying to find gainful employment are among the reasons prisoners have given for "going on the run", it has ...

2017-02-24 09:03 open_in_new
Police surgeon carried out 'unacceptable' examinations

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A former police surgeon conducted "woefully or grossly" unacceptable medical examinations, an independent investigation ...

2017-02-23 22:01 open_in_new
Dean of Bristol considers 'slavery' window removal

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The Dean of Bristol Cathedral has said he is "prepared to have a conversation" about removing a large stained glass window which has ...

2017-02-23 17:33 open_in_new
Conor McPhillips: Bristol name Pat Lam's assistant ahead of next season

Connacht backs coach Conor McPhillips is to follow Pat Lam to Premiership club Bristol as assistant coach from the end of the current season.

Former Connacht back McPhillips, 36, was initially appointed as assistant attack coach by Lam at the Pro12 side in 2015 and became backs coach in ...

2017-02-23 14:15 open_in_new
Teacher changes accent to avoid 'village idiot' tag

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Some teachers are altering their accents in class to avoid negative reactions, a small study suggests.

One teacher, from ...

2017-02-23 08:45 open_in_new
School days 'could be shortened' to save money at seven schools

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Pupils at seven schools could have shorter days after a trust head say he may have to cut hours to save money.

Dave Baker, of ...

2017-02-23 03:13 open_in_new
CCTV footage released of missing Bristol man Lewis Ball

22 February 2017 Last updated at 18:43 GMT

Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV footage of missing Lewis Ball on the night he was last seen.

The 26-year-old failed to return home from a night out at the Thekla nightclub on The Grove, Bristol.

Officers say the footage ...

2017-02-22 21:43 open_in_new
Lando Norris: McLaren sign British teenager to young driver programme

McLaren have signed British teenager Lando Norris to their young driver programme, with a view to developing him towards a Formula 1 career.

McLaren executive director Zak Brown said he regarded the 17-year-old Englishman as "a fabulous prospect".

Norris won two Formula Renault 2.0 ...

2017-02-22 20:37 open_in_new
Mayor orders probe into Bristol City Council's finances

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A new investigation has been ordered into financial mismanagement and the behaviour of senior officers at Bristol City Council. ...

2017-02-22 17:17 open_in_new
Judah Adunbi Taser officers face gross misconduct investigation

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A police officer who Tasered the founder of a race relations group in the face is being investigated for gross misconduct.

Judah ...

2017-02-22 16:11 open_in_new
Dan Bowden: Bath release utility back from contract for New Zealand return

Bath Rugby have released New Zealand-born utility back Dan Bowden from his contract by mutual consent.

Bowden, 30, who plays at inside centre or fly-half, has played only six league games for Bath since joining them in January 2016.

He joined Bath from Super Rugby side Blues in his ...

2017-02-22 13:57 open_in_new