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Bristol: City and county in England
Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 463,400. The wider district has the 10th-largest population in England. The urban area population of 724,000 is the 8th-largest in the UK. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively. South Wales lies across the Severn estuary.


Coronavirus outbreak: Bristol police stations closed after Chinese detainee falls ill

'There is no risk to the public,' officers say after scare
Independent - Published

Women's Super League: Chelsea hit six as Arsenal, Reading and Tottenham all win

Chelsea hit six past Bristol City to keep pace with their title rivals - watch highlights and read Sunday's WSL round-up.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Bristol

Man who filmed himself assaulting two police officers jailed for three years [Video]Man who filmed himself assaulting two police officers jailed for three years

A man who filmed himself assaulting two police officers and posted the footage on Facebook has been jailed for more than three years. Martin Williams, 28, kicked one officer in the face before running..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Boy, 17, stabbed to death in Bristol [Video]Boy, 17, stabbed to death in Bristol

A murder investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death. A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident in Bedminster, Bristol. Avon and Somerset..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

Jeremy Corbyn: Child being treated on floor of hospital a disgrace [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: Child being treated on floor of hospital a disgrace

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally outside Bristol City Council in Bristol, while on the General Election campaign trail.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published


Southville flats woman killed in fall

Three women who were arrested after the fall in Bristol are released under investigation.
BBC News - Published

Cheryl Grimmer: Missing Bristol toddler police offer $1m

Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer, from Bristol, disappeared from an Australian beach in 1970.
BBC News - Published

England stars earn Leicester win over Bristol

Jonny May scores twice as Leicester's England stars ease their Premiership worries with an exciting win over Bristol.
BBC News - Published

Explosives-making charges after Southmead homes evacuated

Army bomb disposal experts were called to a Bristol home during the weekend.
BBC News - Published

Bristol weapons arrest: Bomb unit orders evacuation of homes

Homes are evacuated in a street in Bristol following the discovery of weapons.
BBC News - Published

Tyrone Hayman: Boy, 14, charged with teenager's murder

Tyrone Hayman, 17, was found in Bristol with a stab wound to the chest and died in hospital.
BBC News - Published

Bristol teenager Samet facing deportation to Albania

Samet arrived in the UK aged 15 and 250,000 people have backed a petition calling for him to stay.
BBC News - Published

Bristol mayor criticised for remarks about reporter

The reporter was criticised in a cabinet meeting after writing an article about a recycling centre.
BBC News - Published

Banksy supports Idles' Bristol gig to buy 400 'sleep pods'

Bristol's music community planned the event to buy the pods for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare.
BBC News - Published

Man arrested in Bristol over suspected terror offences

The 33-year-old is arrested at a property in Bristol as part of a pre-planned operation, police say.
BBC News - Published

Bristol diesel ban: Council halts £6m new van rollout

Bristol City Council has 'paused' a £6m upgrade of its vehicle fleet because it conflicts with plans to impose a diesel ban in the city centre.
BBC News - Published

Bristol council adds diesel vans to fleet despite ban

Bristol City Council has acquired 64 diesel vehicles despite plans to impose a ban in the city centre.
BBC News - Published

European Challenge Cup: Bristol Bears take control of Pool Four with 36-0 win at Brive

Three tries inside the first 25 minutes helps Bristol ease to victory against Brive in the European Challenge Cup.
BBC News - Published

Bristol homeless project born out of family's loss

Meg Abernethy-Hope and her family help homeless people in Bristol in memory of her brother Billy.
BBC News - Published

Bristol art exhibition helps people talk about grief

New pieces from anyone in the UK can be uploaded online to the show called #Lost4Words.
BBC News - Published

Premiership: Bristol Bears complete remarkable comeback against Exeter

Bristol come back from 17-0 down to beat Exeter with an injury-time try at Sandy Park to go top of the Premiership.
BBC News - Published

Bristol to become first UK city to drive out diesel cars as council approves ban

Mayor approves plans to create clean air zone by 2021 in bid to tackle illegal levels of air pollution
Independent - Published

Bristol clean air diesel ban plan approved

The city council has agreed to ban privately owned diesel cars from a central zone in the daytime.
BBC News - Published

Bristol murder arrest after Hartcliffe 'overdose' death

Police cordon off a property in Hartcliffe, Bristol, after being called by paramedics.
BBC News - Published

How Misha the Bristol polar bear changed zoos forever

The Russian circus polar bear brought to live at Bristol Zoo who helped change zoos.
BBC News - Published

Bristol charity's campaign leads to benefit claims change

Bristol Law Centre found benefit assessors judged claims on the strength of people's medication.
BBC News - Published

Cadbury Heath mutilated cat killings investigated by police

Police believe a number of cats may have been targeted in Cadbury Heath, near Bristol.
BBC News - Published

Bristol City fans receive police payout over 'false imprisonment'

West Midlands Police paid out to ten Bristol City fans who were held before a Birmingham City game.
BBC News - Published

Bristol student plans weekly Amsterdam commute due to housing shortage

A student says he is considering flying to Bristol from Amsterdam every week after failing to find housing.
BBC News - Published

WSL: Chloe Kelly scores two stunners in three minutes for Everton

Watch Chloe Kelly's stunning quick-fire goals as she helps Everton to a 2-0 win over Bristol City.
BBC News - Published

Warning after near-misses with Bristol bin workers

Footage showing near misses involving bin lorry workers in Bristol has been released.
BBC News - Published

Teenager 'blind' from living off crisps and chips

Years of fussy eating left the Bristol 17-year-old's vision irreparably damaged by malnutrition.
BBC News - Published

HIV harassment: Bristol man on the abuse strangers send

Aled Osborne faces abuse from strangers because of how open he is about his HIV status.
BBC News - Published

Bristol police scheme aims to give young drug dealers second chance

The scheme offers career opportunities and training to young people caught dealing in Bristol.
BBC News - Published

Gold ring stolen from man having seizure in Bristol

The ring had sentimental value to the victim, Avon and Somerset Police said.
BBC News - Published

T20 Blast: 'Brilliant' James Bracey shines in Gloucestershire win

Watch James Bracey make 64 as Gloucestershire chase down Hampshire's 139-6 with ease to win by seven wickets in Bristol.
BBC News - Published

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta: Giant Darth Vader invades sky

Darth Vader hot air balloon brings back the dark side to the skies over Bristol.
BBC News - Published

Silent Hobo's graffiti inspiring future Bristol cricketers

Gloucestershire county cricket ground is getting its very own piece of street art created.
BBC News - Published

Bristol Premier Inn: Fire at hotel near Cribbs Causeway

Smoke from the blaze led to warnings from the fire service about visibility problems on the M5.
BBC News - Published

Extinction Rebellion: Traffic delayed on M32 in Bristol

Commuters are facing long delays after environmental campaigners blocked a main route into Bristol.
BBC News - Published

Extinction Rebellion bring London streets to standstill amid fresh wave of coordinated protests across UK

Protesters park colourful boats with slogan 'Act Now' in middle of roads in Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow
Independent - Published

St Pauls carnival in Bristol celebrates community elders

The carnival theme is 'Our Journey' and celebrates West Indians who challenged racial barriers.
BBC News - Published

Bristol girl detained at airport over FGM fears

A mother and her daughter are stopped over fears the 10-year-old was at risk of female genital mutilation abroad.
BBC News - Published

Fourteen-year-old charged with stabbing 39-year-old man to death in Bristol

Teenager accused of killing Darren Edgington
Independent - Published

Bristol man admits spitting blood at a police officer

bristol man admits spitting blood at a police officer
The police officer needs medical tests over six months after swallowing some of the blood.
BBC News - Published

Inspectors warn over 'shocking' Bristol Prison conditions

inspectors warn over 'shocking' bristol prison conditions
Facilities at HMP Bristol are described as "shocking and unfit for purpose".
BBC News - Published

Family of foxes take over garden in south Bristol

family of foxes take over garden in south bristol
A Bristol mum discovered them after they made a den behind some decking.
BBC News - Published

Bristol man jailed over children's cancer charity scam

bristol man jailed over children's cancer charity scam
Tyler Parton organised street collections and claimed the money was for children with cancer, court hears.
BBC News - Published

Mural of Greta Thunberg submerged in glacial water painted in Bristol

'Pictures say a thousand words, but in this instance the words of Greta Thunberg paint a thousand pictures'
Independent - Published

Extinction rebellion: Climate change activists block Bristol roads as part of 'die-in' protest

Protest held in city's main shopping district in bid to highlight waste in fashion industry
Independent - Published

Bristol climate activists block traffic over consumerism

bristol climate activists block traffic over consumerism
Three main roads through Bristol were brought to a standstill by protesters.
BBC News - Published

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