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Bristol lapdancers celebrate council vote to keep clubs open

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There were passionate speeches, barbed exchanges, tears and laughter – hardly the usual fare at a meeting of Bristol city council’s licensing committee. But most committee members could not help but smile when perform...

Bristol couple jailed for enslaving 29 Slovakian people

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A couple have been jailed for a total of 25 years after trafficking at least 29 vulnerable people to the UK and forcing them to work for free at a car wash and live in a property described as the “gate to hell”. Maros...

Bristol University found guilty of failings over death of student

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A judge has found the University of Bristol liable for breaches of legal duties it owed to a vulnerable undergraduate who took her own life in what is being seen as a landmark decision. Natasha Abrahart’s parents have...

Three arrested after Bristol teenager Maddie Thomas is found

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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a 15-year-old girl was found at an address in Bristol. Madison Thomas, known as Maddie, disappeared from her foster home in Southmead, Bristol, on the...

Bristol police reclassify paddle attack by white woman on black boy as racist

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Police in Bristol are treating an incident in which a white woman hit a 12-year-old black boy on the forehead with paddle as racially motivated after initially deciding not to prosecute. A review, overseen by a senior...

Bristol votes to scrap directly elected mayoral role

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Bristol’s Labour mayor has suffered a blow after the city voted to end the role. Marvin Rees, the first person of black African heritage to become a directly elected mayor in a major European city, will serve out his ...

Three things with Ray Martin: ‘My wife-to-be issued the ultimatum. Her or the Cooper Bristol’

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By his own description, Ray Martin has been a journo for “well over half a century”. That tenure has included multiple stints hosting A Current Affair, the job that made him a household name, as well as spots on every...

Bristol community secures funding to build tallest wind turbine in England

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A community group in one of the poorest parts of Bristol has met its funding target to build the tallest wind turbine in England, despite a lack of any central government funding for locally owned wind power generatio...

UWE Bristol rugby player Maddy Lawrence dies two weeks after injury

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A 20-year-old university rugby player has died a fortnight after being injured during a match. Friends and teammates paid tribute to Maddy Lawrence as a bubbly, talented young woman who loved the game. She died on 25...

Bristol woman who hit officer with skateboard during protest jailed

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A woman who hit a police officer on the head with a skateboard during last year’s riot in Bristol has been jailed for five and a half years. Mariella Gedge-Rogers, 27, also climbed on to the roof of the Bridewell poli...

Bristol Cathedral replaces men-only plaque remembering first female priests

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A plaque to mark the first female priests ordained into the Church of England is being replaced this week because it only mentioned the male clergy who carried out the ceremony. Bristol Cathedral became the first Angl...

Bristol teenager jailed for life for doorstep knife attack on doctor

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A teenager who dragged a doctor out of his house and stabbed him nine times in a random, unprovoked attack has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 jare. Chanz Maximen was 17 years old when he knocked on Dr...

Bristol student tells court she faced ‘intimidation’ from trans rights activists

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A PhD student has expressed her sadness in court over what she claims was “intimidation” from transgender rights activists at her university. Raquel Rosario Sánchez has launched civil action claiming the University of...

Bristol airport expansion gets go-ahead as local council overruled

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The government has been accused of “trashing” local democracy after overruling a council decision and approving the expansion of Bristol airport. An application by the airport to expand its capacity from 10 million t...

Bristol man who rioted at ‘kill the bill’ protest jailed for 14 jare

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A protester who set fire to police vehicles during a riot that followed a “kill the bill” demonstration in Bristol has been jailed for 14 jare. Ryan Roberts led chants of “ACAB: all cops are bastards” outside Bridewe...

Colston’s firm enslaved the most Africans, David Olusoga tells Bristol court

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Edward Colston was “chief executive officer” of a company responsible for enslaving more Africans than any other in British history, the historian David Olusoga has told a court, as defendants argued they acted “lawfu...

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