Extinction Rebellion fix ‘blue plaques’ to Bristol landmarks in sewage protest

‘Satirical’ blue plaques highlighting Conservative MPs in the Bristol area and the decision to allow water companies to release raw sewage into rivers and the sea have been fixed to prominent landmarks in the city. The action this morning (Saturday) was carried out by Extinction Rebellion activists, who joined with wild swimmers and health professionals for the stunt. Plaques have been fixed at various spots around the Floating Harbour, and in Keynsham and on the River Frome in South Gloucestershire. …

Award-winning TV chef to transform Gloucestershire pub

AN AWARD-winning TV chef is planning to transform a Gloucestershire pub. Three AA-rosette-holder Andy Sheridan, who runs the award-winning restaurant 8 in Birmingham, wants to breathe new life into one of the county’s empty pubs. Andy, who was on Series 14 of BBC Two’s Great British Menu, will be relaunching the Red Lion in Newent this spring. The venture will feature a fine dining restaurant upstairs and an upmarket gastro pub – serving good quality British classics – downstairs. There will also be a …

Funding threatens Cirencester cheerleader’s world championship dreams

A TEENAGER who has been selected to represent England for the World Championships in cheerleading is aiming to reach new heights. Ruby Bettis, 14, is set to represent Team England in cheer at the upcoming ICU World Championships in the USA which kicks off in Orlando in April. She is part of the Adaptive Abilities Cheer team which brings together both disabled and non-disabled athletes to create an inclusive routine which includes stunts, dance and tumbling Ruby, who is from Cirencester, said: …

People jailed at Bristol Crown Court in January 2023

Daily court reports are an important part of the UK’s open justice system. It means justice can be seen to be done. Some of the key benefits of open justice include ensuring public confidence and respect in democracy and the administration of justice. It is also said to deter people from committing crimes and thereby the details of those crimes becoming public knowledge. Here are the criminals who we reported on who have been jailed in January 2023. Read more …

Teen forced sex on under-age girls after threatening to hurt them and their families

A “manipulative sexual predator” used a domineering fictional character to coerce teenage girls into having sex with him. The victims were so taken in by a computer hacker called A9 they gave in to his demands to have sexual activity with Harry Barton, Bristol Crown Court heard. When A9 threatened repercussions unless they have sex on camera and be whipped by Harry Barton they did so. But it transpired A9 was none other than Barton himself, who at the time …

Range Rover driver arrested outside Cotswold Airport after chase

A MAN has been arrested after a dramatic 17-mile police chase in the Malmesbury area last night. Shortly after 8.30pm yesterday (January 26), a Wiltshire police officer was driving along the A420 when he became aware of a Range Rover Evoque in front of him travelling in excess of the speed limit. The officer attempted to pull up alongside the vehicle, but the Evoque driver failed to stop and made off, continuing at speed through busy areas and out onto Sherston Road …

Family speak out as police officially name victim

A man who died after being found unresponsive in the car park of a supermarket in Stroud at the weekend has been named as 63-year-old Neil Shadwick. Following formal identification today (Thursday 26 January), Neil’s children and siblings said: “We’re grieving for the death of our father and brother and would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.” Yesterday (Wednesday 25 January), a post-mortem examination returned inconclusive results about Neil’s cause of death following an incident in …

Frank Bruno to appear at Globe Inn, Stonehouse High Street

Frank Bruno is taking part in a meet and greet event at the Globe Inn, Stonehouse High Street. The former world boxing champion will be at the event on Wednesday, April 5. During his time in the ring Bruno competed against other household names including Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. Bruno’s professional career – which spanned from 1982 to 1996 – finished after a defeat against Mike Tyson for the WBC heavyweight title. Back to: The Traffic SEO – Website SEO – News and …

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