Bristol couple’s long-awaited wedding delayed due to coronavirus

A Bristol couple who were finally due to get married this year have had to delay their special day due to coronavirus. Nicola Chapman and Matthew Stevens were excited to tie the knot this June, after a 10-year engagement and two decades together in total. They were intent on getting married on the 20th day of the month during 2020, to mirror their 20-year relationship milestone. The parents, who live in Brislington, had a long engagement while they saved money …

K-Dogg Bristol race attack: CCTV image of car released

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Police have released this image recorded at 16:22 BST – eight minutes before the attack Police have released CCTV footage of a car they wish to trace in connection with a racially-aggravated attack on an NHS worker in Bristol. The 21-year-old victim, known by his stage names, K or K-Dogg, was hit by a car and racially abused after finishing work at Southmead Hospital on 22 July. His injuries included a broken …

Pub wins top accolade after new management turns fortunes around

A pub in Bristol which had fallen on hard times before being taken on by new owners has been awarded a top accolade. The Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award means The White Horse in Westbury-on-Trym is now officially in the top 10 per cent of hospitality businesses across the globe. After closing down in 2017 following a string of negative reviews the venue was reopened in April 2018 by Frazer Tompkins, who had previously managed pubs across London and Surrey. He …

BBC apologises over racial slur used in news report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDJ Sideman: “On this occasion I just don’t think that I can look the other way”BBC director general Tony Hall has apologised and said a mistake was made after a news report containing a racial slur was broadcast last month. More than 18,600 people complained after the N-word was used in full in a report about a racially aggravated attack in Bristol. The BBC initially defended the use of the slur, broadcast …

Bristol and all three surrounding areas record rise in Covid cases

Four areas in the West of England have recorded a rise in coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours. According to figures released by Public Health England today (Sunday, August 9), Bristol’s confirmed cases have jumped to 1,355 after a slight increase of two. North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset has both recorded a further case, bringing their totals to 921 and 358 respectively. Meanwhile South Gloucestershire now has 773 patients who have tested positive for the virus …

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