Man targeted Bristol hotels to steal bottles of booze

A man who targeted Bristol hotels for booze has been handed a suspended jail term. The case of Lee Michael Morgan was heard at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on January 13. Morgan, 44, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of champagne worth £175.75 from Le Vignoble Wines, Bath, on October 14 2019. Click here for latest crime figures in your area He also pleaded guilty to stealing a box containing whisky and gin worth £428 from Jury’s …

13 more deaths and hundreds of new infections across Bristol area

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 …

Bristol boy’s dangerous growth in brain discovered at eye test

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. …

School takes action after pupils miss out on free lunches

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 …

Bristol suburb now has one of worst covid rates in the country

A neighbourhood in the Bristol area has seen its coronavirus case rate double in the past week – meaning it now has one of the worst rates in the country. According to the latest government data, the infection rate at Kingswood North East has shot up from 513.7 to 1,053.2 per 100,000 in the space of a week. The South Gloucestershire neighbourhood – which recorded 82 covid cases in the seven days to January 14, the latest data available – …

First youth homeless shelter set to open in Bristol

An emergency youth shelter could open in Bristol – following a rise in the number of homeless young people in the city. local homelessness charity Caring in Bristol wants to find a four or five bedroom property in the city to use as a youth shelter for vulnerable young people who face ending up on the streets. The shelter will be the only one of its kind in the city. Leaders at the charity say the number of young people …

Military helping at South West hospitals

Military personnel are now helping in South West hospitals, as coronavirus admissions hit record highs From today, armed forces have been supporting Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), Weston General Hospital and other acute trusts across the region. Bristol City Council reported this week that admissions at both of the city’s hospitals peaked at 404 – the highest since the pandemic hit. And the latest data – published on January 12 – by Public Health England’s shows 21 patients were being cared …