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Shrouds of the Somme exhibition to come to Bristol to mark 100 years since end of World War 1

The thousands of servicemen who lost their lives during World War 1 will be remembered in Bristol later this month with a hugely emotive …

World War I

Rock legend Rod Stewart announced to play Bristol's Ashton Gate - here's how to get tickets

Just days after it was revealed that Take That are coming to Bristol on their forthcoming tour, we’ve been treated to another excitement announcement.<p>…

Avon and Somerset Police launch survey - about their social media performance

Bristol's police force are carrying out a survey so they can hear about how they could be performing better - on social media.<p>Avon and Somerset …

Social Media

The 33 fare dodgers fined £7K for evading train tickets as cheap as £2.70

Thirty three fare dodgers have been told to pay back more than £15,000 after a crackdown in court.<p>All thirty three offenders were sentenced during a …

Beds from Thornbury hospital moved after vandalism and intimidation

Plans to move the 20 inpatient beds from Thornbury’s cramped Victorian hospital to a new care home on the edge of town came as a “real shock” to …

Vandalism

Former Bedminster church hall to be converted into eight separate flats

A former Bedminster church hall is set to be converted into eight one-bedroom flats.<p>The Old Tabernacle sits on Palmyra Road at its junction with …

Man who threatened to slit baby's throat outside Tesco jailed for three years

A man has been jailed for three years after brandishing a used needle and threatening to slit a baby's throat during a fight outside Tesco.<p>James …

Bristol City Council to ask residents about congestion charge plans

Bristol residents are being asked for their views on a potential congestion charge for the city to pay for an underground metro rail line.<p>Bristol …

The mobile speed camera locations across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset this week

No-one wants to get caught speeding, and ultimately if you drive below the speed limit, you won't.<p>But it's worth knowing where mobile speed cameras …

Police patrolling Bristol’s Castle Park for drug-dealers and violent behaviour

Police officers are continuing to patrol Castle Park as part of a crackdown on drug dealing and violent behaviour.<p>Uniformed officers have maintained …

Anti-Social Behaviour

Everything we know after five car crash on M5

Traffic was brought to a complete standstill after a central reservation was damaged during a multi-vehicle pile-up on the M5 motorway near …

Emergency Medicine

Man arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of possessing firearm

A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of possessing a Taser.<p>Police were called at around 12.47pm today (September 23) to a report …

Buckingham Palace

The best pictures from the Great Bristol Half Marathon 2018

It might have been a washout but the wet weather failed to put a dampener on the feel-good atmosphere as thousands of runners took part in the annual …

Marathons

Urgent search underway as mum and her 'dishevelled' five-year-old son go missing

Police are urgently searching for a missing mum and her five-year-old son.<p>Sacha Dedman, 43, has been missing from her home in Plumstead, in …

South East London

Communal fridges could be set up reduce food waste and help the homeless

A new way of minimising food waste and preventing families from going hungry might be about to explode onto Bristol’s streets.<p>“Communal fridges”, a …

East London

8 things you probably do in your back garden which could be breaking the law

Homeowners have been warned of the surprising things that could actually be illegal - from hot tubs to trampolines.<p>You might not realise it, but …

Six-foot dad cycling 211 miles on his dead daughter's tiny pink bike

A six-foot dad is embarking on an epic 211-mile bike ride on his dead daughter's tiny pink bicycle.<p>Peter Williams is taking on the impressive feat to …

Tumors

Meet the former prisoner who has just opened a salon in Stokes Croft

A hairdresser who spent two years in prison has secured a fresh start by opening a new one-man salon in Stokes Croft.<p>Anthonell ‘Toni’ Peccoo, 23, …

Neighbour complains about council house bike workshop but investigator decides it's a great idea

Bristol Council has backed a team refurbishing hundreds of old bikes for underprivileged children after they discovered the effort while …

City Politics

Man smashed in hit and run say drivers have 'little respect' for cyclists

A father left battered and bruised after a hit and run crash says there is “little respect” for cyclists on UK roads.<p>Paul Hartstone said he was …

Cycling (UK)

The Great Bristol Half Marathon 2018 results: Check your time here

Have you just finished the Great Bristol Half Marathon 2018? You deserve a huge round of applause.<p>Having braced the wind and the rain to complete …

Marathons

What happens to the piles of discarded clothing after the Great Bristol Half Marathon

The Great Bristol Half Marathon has many benefits to the community and those brave souls running it.<p>Firstly, running is great for the health of the …

Sobbing Cheltenham woman jailed for six years after 'slicing open' paramedic's face

A young Cheltenham woman was jailed on Friday for six years after 'slicing open' an off-duty paramedic's face.<p>At the end of a four-day trial, Emily …

Devon

Bristol Half Marathon runners left in huge queues for toilets in pouring rain

Those who have taken part in a race or marathon like the Great Bristol Half Marathon will be familiar with needing several toilet breaks before they …

Marathons

Marathon runners left in huge queues for toilets in pouring rain

Those who have taken part in a race or marathon like the Great Bristol Half Marathon will be familiar with needing several toilet breaks before they …

Marathons

Father-of-two attacked with a chain and left to die in a pool of blood

Punched, kicked and attacked with a chain, a father-of-two was left for dead in a busy street just an hour after he enjoyed a quiet pint.<p>Evan Jones …

Revealed: The most popular baby names for boys and girls in UK

Olivia and Oliver remain the most popular baby names in England and Wales.<p>With 5,204 baby girls being given the first name Olivia in 2017, it …

List-Worthy

Bristol weather: ‘Heavy and persistent rain’ to ease but temperatures expected to plummet

The heavy downpours that saw more than 10mm of rain fall on Bristol in less than a day are finally expected to ease, according to forecasters.<p>The Met …

Public sex act, golf club attack and soliciting: Everyone sentenced at Bristol Magistrates this week

Justice has been dispensed to scores of people breaking the law in a wide range of ways in the last week.<p>Bristol Magistrates Court has dealt with …

Bristol set to smash Marvin Rees' target of 2000 new homes a year target

Bristol is building even more homes than city mayor Marvin Rees promised in his manifesto.<p>Some raised eyebrows when the prospective leader of Bristol …