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Operations cancelled at Bristol's new Southmead Hospital

<b>Operations at Bristol's new Southmead Hospital have been cancelled because operating theatres are not ready.</b><p>The new £430m hospital is due to officially open in the next week, with patients and staff being moved in during the past month.<p>North Bristol NHS said adjustments needed to be made to a …

Radiation Therapy

Severn Estuary tidal lagoon funding bid from four councils

<b>Efforts are being made to secure a £3m grant for a tidal lagoon project in the Severn Estuary.</b><p>Bristol City is leading the scheme and, along with Sedgemoor, West Somerset and Cardiff councils, will table a bid to the European Union this summer.<p>The tidal lagoon project comes after the £25bn tidal …

Hydroelectric Power

Bristol Royal Infirmary new 'landmark' facade approved

<b>A modern redesign of Bristol Royal Infirmary's "ugly" facade has been approved by the city council.</b><p>The new frontage is part of a £92m redevelopment of the hospital which has so far included a new Welcome Centre, ward block and helideck.<p>The design, named 'Veil' by Spanish architects Nieto Sobejano, …

Architecture

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Bristol turns central street into giant water slide – in pictures

Bristol Park and Slide project, an interactive temporary installation by artist Luke Jerram, is set up in Park Street in the centre of Bristol

Top 10 craft beer pubs in Bristol

The heartland of cider and scrumpy is witnessing a boom in microbreweries as Bristol makes a name for itself on the craft beer scene with a raft of new bars<p>The Tobacco Factory<p>This huge industrial, redbrick building is home not only to the Mayor (property developer George Ferguson, the one with the …

Bristol on two wheels

Bristolian Mike White explores his revolutionary Cycling City and its Festival Way<p>Route information<p><b>Length</b> 6.5 miles<p><b>Duration</b> 1.5 hours<p><b>Start/Finish</b> New Town Park, Bristol<p><b>Difficulty level</b> Easy to moderate<p><b>Terrain</b> Flat, road<p><b>Who's it good for?</b> Families with small children, a day out with friends or …

Mystery 'alien-like creature' seen in Bristol harbour

A strange glowing creature spotted floating in Bristol harbour has baffled biology experts<p>Experts were baffled after video footage emerged of a glowing “alien-like creature” swimming in Bristol harbour.<p>Stunned eyewitnesses filmed a mystery luminescent, tentacled being, which was flashing a variety …

Bristol public sector workers march through the city on strike day

Teachers, council staff, emergency workers, trade union activists and children gather to march from Bristol City Hall<p>Many schools, libraries and tips were shut; most of the museums were closed (a bitter blow for school children who had hoped to take in the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at the M …

Number 38 Clifton, Bristol: hotel review

Luxury is efficiently rendered in this quiet, upmarket Bristol hotel, but some guests may feel it is going through the high-end accommodation motions<p>Be it a drink in the lounge or an iron sent up to your room, if you want anything at Number 38, ask for it before 8pm. After that, the communal areas …

Bristol holds Europe's largest balloon festival

The International Balloon Fiesta has become Europe's largest ballooning event as 500,000 people gather to watch 150 balloons float over Bristol.<p>The event, which is in its 35th year, showcases balloons of all shapes and sizes and was originally designed as a meeting place for balloonists.<p>The …

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Park and slide: artist plans to turn Bristol street into a giant waterslide

Artist Luke Jerram hopes to install a 90-metre waterslide in central Bristol this May, and has set up a crowdfunding site to ensure the project goes ahead<p>Things in Bristol are really going downhill. A proposal by artist Luke Jerram aims to transform Park Street by setting up a 90-metre water slide …

Top 10 family attractions in Bristol

How could the birthplace of Banksy and Wallace & Gromit not be a great place for family days out? A walking tour celebrating the street artist and an exhibition about the plasticine duo opening later this year are just two of Bristol's many attractions for kids<p>Banksy spotting<p>Bristol is the home …

Top 10 outdoor activities in Bristol

Leafy and cycle-friendly by city standards, Bristol has a huge range of outdoor activities to explore, from river walks and kayaking on its harbour to a fun natural waterslide<p>Leigh Woods<p>On the opposite side of the Avon gorge to Clifton Downs, this vast woodland (490 acres of it managed by the …

Top 10 arts and culture venues in Bristol

Street art, a gallery in a former toilet and Spike Island - Bristol's cultural and artistic heritage is alive and very well<p>Upfest<p>Street art is by definition ephemeral. It may appear one day and be gone the next – before it can even be Instagrammed. Bristol is considered by many the street art …

Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Bristol

Grand townhouses, pubs with rooms, characterful B&Bs … Bristol has hotel and guesthouse options for those who want to be close to the city or enjoy its villages and countryside<p>Number Thirty Eight<p>The West Loft Suite, on the top floor of this elevated Clifton townhouse, is one of the city's finest …