A further 13 people have died after contracting coronavirus across Bristol and its neighbouring areas, the latest figures show. And 528 more people have tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours in the West of England. Four deaths were confirmed in Bristol, where 223 people tested positive for Covid on Friday. A further four coronavirus patients also died in South Gloucestershire, where 148 positive lab tests were returned. In Bath and North East Somerset, four more people
Boris Johnson has warned that there is evidence to suggest the new variant of Covid -19 – which emerged in the UK in September last year – is more deadly. Research is still at an early stage, but there is “some evidence” the new variant is associated with “a higher degree of mortality”, the prime minister said this evening (Friday). In this evening’s Downing Street press conference he said: “I must tell you this afternoon that we’ve been informed today that in
A NUMBER of Gloucestershire roads have been affected by heavy rainfall. Forwood Lane, Minchinhampton Blanchworth, Stinchcombe, near Dursley – passable with care A417 Beech Pike, Elkstone, near Cirencester Wainlode Lane, Norton Chaceley village (Church Rd, Tirley) Northway Lane, Tewkesbury Howells Road, Swilgate Road and Gander Lane, Tewkesbury Walton Cardiff Lane, Tewkesbury Base Lane, Sandhurst – passable with care Hatherley Lane by the junction with Hollis Road, Cheltenham – passable with care Chapel Pitch, Ketford Road from A417 to King’s Green, Redmarley
A Stroud GP has spoken of the emotional moment she was reunited with her dad after 10 months apart to give him his Covid vaccine. Dr Anne Hampton was joined by dad Chris via video link this morning as they spoke to Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard on Good Morning Britain. Billy Arthur, 18, from Amberley, documented his mother giving his grandad, the Oxford vaccine at The Steppes care home on Tuesday, January 12. WACTH: Emotional moment Nailsworth GP vaccinates
Suspected hare courses had their vehicles seized last night after they were stopped by police in the Cotswolds. Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Team seized two Jeeps as they continue to help combat wildlife crime. A spokesman for the Rural Crime Team tweeted: “Another two lots of hare coursers caught in the Cotswolds. “Two more vehicles seized, Covid-19 fines, no insurance, no licence, see you all in court.” Back to: The Traffic SEO – Website SEO – News and BLOG –
A teenager’s headaches prompted him to visit Specsavers – where he was told a growth in his brain could make him blind. Charlie Leonard, 14, had been expecting to get a Nando’s takeaway after visiting the Cribbs Causeway opticians, but instead found himself being prepared for a major operation at Bristol Children’s Hospital. The Backwell School pupil, from Flax Bourton, spent six days in the hospital in October, having a shunt inserted to his brain. He is now recovering well.
A Bristol primary school has said it will give out extra food parcels after some families missed out for weeks. Perry Court E-ACT Academy in Hengrove confirmed that some families had not received free school meal provision in the first two weeks of term, and is taking measures to “remedy this straight away”. A reader contacted Bristol Live this morning (Thursday, January 21) claiming that some children were still not getting free school meals at home – more than two