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Bristol 'drink-in' protest over Castle Park alcohol ban

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A mass "drink-in" protest against an alcohol ban in a city park has taken ...

yesterday 20:11 open_in_new
One-Day Cup final: Somerset beat holders Hampshire to win last-ever Lord's final

Somerset cemented their place in cricket history as the last county to win a Lord's final by beating Hampshire by six wickets to lift the One-Day Cup.

Without their two England men, James Vince and Liam Dawson, holders Hampshire were outplayed to lose only a second final in nine Lord's ...

yesterday 19:09 open_in_new
French Open: Katie Swan opens up about struggle for confidence

British number five Katie Swan says she was "afraid to embarrass" herself at the French Open before deciding to seek help for confidence issues.

Opening up about her struggles, the 20-year-old said she felt "less of a person" after every defeat.

Recently she started meeting a ...

yesterday 16:00 open_in_new
French Open: Britain's Katie Swan loses final Paris qualifier

Britain's Katie Swan missed out on a place in the main draw of the French Open following a 4-6 5-7 defeat to Slovakia's Kristina Kucova in the final round of qualifying in Paris.

Swan, ranked 208th in the world, took a medical time-out after losing the first set but went 3-0 up in the ...

2019-05-24 16:48 open_in_new
Clevedon house crash death driver Tracy Bibby jailed

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A woman who was "behaving like a Formula 1 driver" before she crashed her ...

2019-05-24 14:42 open_in_new
Owner 'tried to finish off' dog dumped near Bewdley

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A dumped dog who was so badly injured RSPCA inspectors suspected he had ...

2019-05-24 13:39 open_in_new
SS Great Britain's role in 1861 England cricket tour celebrated

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous ship, SS Great Britain, is marking its ...

2019-05-24 03:08 open_in_new
Clevedon binman 'grabbed me and smashed my phone'

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A man claims he was grabbed by a recycling crew member who smashed his ...

2019-05-23 20:51 open_in_new
Winterbourne View abuse whistleblower speaks out

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Almost a decade after abuse was exposed at Winterbourne View, a private ...

2019-05-23 18:45 open_in_new
French Open: Britain's Katie Swan one win from main draw but Heather Watson out

Britain's Katie Swan is one win away from reaching the main draw of the French Open for the first time.

Swan, who is ranked 208th, beat China's Wang Xiyu 6-4 0-6 7-5 in the second round of qualifying at Roland Garros.

But British number three Heather Watson, 27, was knocked out by ...

2019-05-23 16:38 open_in_new
WhatsApp 'snake porn' prosecution questioned by judge

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A judge has questioned whether prosecuting a man who was sent "snake ...

2019-05-23 16:38 open_in_new
Bristol business owners lost everything in fire

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Up to 50 business were destroyed in a huge fire at an industrial unit. ...

2019-05-23 15:35 open_in_new
Lee Johnson: Bristol City boss signs new four-year deal

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has signed a new four-year deal.

The 37-year-old guided the Robins to an eighth-placed finish in the Championship this season.

The former City midfielder took over at Ashton Gate in February 2016 and led them to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup ...

2019-05-23 14:32 open_in_new
Nick Fenton-Wells: Bristol forward retires to take up backroom role

Bristol forward Nick Fenton-Wells has retired from playing rugby and been appointed as the Premiership club's team manager.

The South African, who has spent the past three seasons at Ashton Gate, will join Pat Lam's backroom team on 1 June.

The ex-Bedford, Saracens and Stormers ...

2019-05-23 13:29 open_in_new
Slavery case Lopresti ice cream boss 'exploited staff'

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The boss of a popular ice cream firm accused of slavery offences had a ...

2019-05-23 02:59 open_in_new
Bristol's Happy City sacks worker for Farage 'acid tweet'

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A charity worker who tweeted that Nigel Farage should have been hit by ...

2019-05-22 15:26 open_in_new
Cats' activity levels tracked for joint disease research

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Researchers are looking to recruit indoor cats for a new study to ...

2019-05-22 13:20 open_in_new
Artist creates 'grief party' to raise awareness of Venezuelan crisis

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A Venezuelan artist who lives in Bristol has created a show to raise ...

2019-05-22 12:17 open_in_new
Pat Lam: Bristol Bears head coach extends contract to become director of rugby

Bristol Bears head coach Pat Lam has signed a new long-term contract to become director of rugby at the club.

Former Newcastle, Northampton and Samoa back row Lam, 50, will remain at Ashton Gate on a deal until 2023.

Bears finished in an impressive ninth place in the Premiership ...

2019-05-22 10:08 open_in_new
Drunk Avon and Somerset officer groped two women

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A drunk policeman groped two women - one of whom was a fellow officer - ...

2019-05-21 22:35 open_in_new
County Championship: Durham facing fourth straight loss of 2019 against Gloucestershire

Durham were left facing the prospect of a fourth consecutive County Championship defeat this season after leaving Gloucestershire with a target of just 117 at Chester-le-Street.

Gloucestershire were bowled out for 174 in their first innings after resuming on 120-5 to earn a slender lead of ...

2019-05-21 20:29 open_in_new