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Don't fall for the 'can you hear me' telephone scam which could cost you thousands of pounds

Telephone scammers have devised a new scam which could cost you thousands of pounds if you answer the question 'can you hear me?'.

People have been warned to be careful when answering their phone to a number that they don't recognise.

If you hear the phrase 'can you hear me?' from ...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
Bristol's Colston Hall 'an affront to a multicultural city' and must be renamed, says David Olusoga

A prominent historian says Bristol's Colston Hall is "an affront to a multicultutral city" and should be renamed.

British-Nigerian historian David Olusoga said Bristol was "blind" to its historical connections with slavery and and "has socioeconomic and racial zoning of Bristol worthy of ...

yesterday 14:53 open_in_new
Bristol men appear in court charged with slavery and growing £1m of cannabis in nuclear bunker

Three men have appeared in court charged with slavery and drug offences after more than £1million worth of cannabis was found in a former nuclear bunker.

Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, stood before Swindon Magistrates Court on Saturday.

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yesterday 13:47 open_in_new
Lily Allen opens up about her mental health issues after son's death

Pop singer Lily Allen has revealed that she is bipolar and also suffered post traumatic stress disorder after the loss of her baby son.

The artist, who previously owned a house near Cranham in Gloucestershire, made the revelation during an emotional Twitter exchange about the treatment of ...

yesterday 12:41 open_in_new
Warning issued after Fishponds woman targeted by 'BT' phone scammers

Bristol residents have been urged to take extra caution when answering calls they are not expecting after a woman in Fishponds was targeted by BT phone scammers.

Suzanne Parker claims she received two calls in quick succession on February 16 by men claiming to be from BT.

She ...

yesterday 12:41 open_in_new
Bristol Rugby v Bath Rugby LIVE: Latest score updates from the Aviva Premiership clash

FOLLOWING a busy week off the field, Bristol Rugby take on Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership derby at Ashton Gate this lunchtime.

Bristol this week announced the arrival of experienced coach Alan Solomons as coaching consultant until the end of the season, while it was also confirmed ...

yesterday 12:41 open_in_new
A 'record' number of Bristol businesses have signed up for DIY SOS to help bring Ryan home

More than 200 of Bristol's finest tradesmen and women have rallied together to help bring a young man home from hospital.

Builders, craftsmen and suppliers from across the city have signed up for a special DIY SOS project to convert an ordinary Hartcliffe home into a fully-functioning ...

yesterday 11:33 open_in_new
Tough new penalties for drivers caught using mobile telephone at the wheel come into force this week

Drivers caught using a phone while behind the wheel will be hit with increased fines and penalty points from next week as part of a new crackdown.

From Wednesday, March 1, anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving will be issued with six points and a £200 fine, a sharp rise from ...

yesterday 11:33 open_in_new
Newcastle 2, Bristol City 2: Players play for Johnson, Wilbraham master stroke, youngsters excel

We should have known Bristol City would not be able to translate a fantastic first-half performance into three points against Newcastle United at St James Park.

Just as they did in games against Reading, Cardiff and Derby County, the Robins allowed a handsome lead to slip in a second half ...

yesterday 10:27 open_in_new
TV chef Gino D'Acampo joins Bristol binmen on St George recycling round-up

This is the moment celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo swapped the luxury of ITV's London studios for the streets of St George on a recycling round-up with Bristol binmen.

The flamboyant Italian spent the day collecting rubbish with a crew from Bristol Waste before cooking them a cheesy risotto ...

yesterday 09:21 open_in_new
Newcastle United 2 Bristol City 2: Robins fight back with passionate performance against Magpies

Battling Bristol City rolled their sleeves up and produced a performance full of passion and fight to hold Championship leaders Newcastle United to a 2-2 draw at St James Park.

The Robins came up with the perfect game-plan to take a 2-0 half-time lead and stun the Magpies and their ...

2017-02-25 19:57 open_in_new
Fishponds Road protesters stage partial 'blockades' to highlight dangers

Protesters say it is only a 'matter of time' before someone is seriously injured on Fishponds Road.

A group of residents have been partially blockading a busy road to highlight what they consider to be serious safety risks.

More than a dozen campaigners braved the wind and rain on ...

2017-02-25 18:51 open_in_new
Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe United LIVE score and goal updates from the Memorial Stadium

Bristol Rovers face a crucial clash against high-flying Scunthorpe United at the Memorial Stadium this afternoon.

Rovers are currently at the back of the pack chasing a top six finish ahead of a clash against high-flying Scunthorpe United at the Memorial Stadium on ...

2017-02-25 16:37 open_in_new
Newcastle United v Bristol City LIVE score and goal updates from St James' Park

Bristol City has faced a difficult week after a home defeat to Fulham on Wednesday night put more pressure on head coach Lee Johnson as the struggling Robins side continue to slip towards the relegation zone.

The 2-0 defeat at Ashton Gate lead to plenty of fans calling for the manager to ...

2017-02-25 15:31 open_in_new
New map shows flood risk to every street in Bristol from Environment Agency

A new street-by-street guide shows the risk of flooding to homes across Bristol and the wider region.

The online map, compiled by the Environment Agency, reveals the parts of the city which are most susceptible to flooding.

Unsurprisingly, roads near Bristol Harbour or the River ...

2017-02-25 14:25 open_in_new
​New £1 coin could feature engraving of a full English fry-up

The new £1 coin could have featured an engraving of a full English fry-up, it's been revealed.

Royal Mint chief engraver Gordon Summers said the breakfast was one of the most popular of more than 6,000 entries in a nationwide competition to find a design to appear on the tails side of ...

2017-02-25 13:19 open_in_new
11 things you only know if you drive on the M32 in Bristol

It runs right into the heart of Bristol and is something many of us use every day.

Love it or hate it, the M32 is a vital route for motorists travelling from the east into the centre of the city and vice versa.

The motorway, as we now know it, was planned concurrently with the ...

2017-02-25 12:13 open_in_new
​Bristol men face slavery charges after police find largest cannabis farm in the country

Three men have been charged with slavery offences after police discovered a cannabis farm in an underground nuclear bunker.

Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, will appear in court on Saturday accused of conspiracy to produce the Class B drug, Wiltshire Police ...

2017-02-25 12:13 open_in_new
Opinion: A four-day school week because of budget cuts will be devastating for children and teachers

Earlier this week, we heard how the head of an academy trust in South Gloucestershire said he could be forced to shorten the school week or even ask parents for donations.

That is the situation facing not just the Olympus Academy Trust, and Dave Baker is certainly not the first head to do ...

2017-02-25 11:07 open_in_new
Bristol man who ate plastic in Tesco cheesecake: 'I thought it was crunchy crumble!'

A man from Bristol ingested plastic after mistaking fragments found in a Tesco cheesecake for "really crunchy crumble".

The disgruntled customer, who has asked not to be named, claims he mistook the small plastic pieces for the biscuit base of his Finest range strawberry and white ...

2017-02-25 11:07 open_in_new
Gumtree scammer used fake £50 notes to buy iPhones

A 20-year-old who was caught using fake £50 notes to buy expensive phones through an online selling site has narrowly avoided jail.

Bernard Lawrence was 19 when he used the fake cash to swindle two sellers on Gumtree out of the mobile phones, Bristol Crown Court heard.

He had ...

2017-02-25 10:01 open_in_new