Colston Hall rebuild to go ‘millions’ over budget

Image copyright Bristol Music Trust Image caption Workers rebuilding the hall have discovered Elizabethan wells and abandoned Victorian heating systems The refurbishment of Bristol’s Colston Hall will cost “millions” of pounds more than the £52.2m budgeted, according to the city’s Mayor. The extra cost has come from discoveries of asbestos, old well shafts and unstable building supports. Marvin Rees said:”Bristol is not awash with money, we couldn’t sit with an unusable concert venue, we had to take the challenge on.” …

Ryanair announces route from Bristol Airport – and it’s a bargain

Ryanair has added 24 new holiday destinations to its UK flight network – including one from Bristol Airport. The budget airline is rolling out the new routes from this summer, and will fly direct to Vienna from Bristol Airport. According to Bristol Airport’s flight search tool, direct flights are already available to the Austrian capital, but not with Ryanair. The only provider of this route currently is listed as Lauda, which describes itself as ‘Austria’s low-fare airline’. Of the two …

Live updates: M5 closed in both directions as live power cable falls down

‘10,546 customers disconnected’ Western Power has confirmed 10,546 customers had their electricity supply disconnected when a pole caught fire. The properties were immediately restored via an alternative circuit. A spokesman said: “At 18:37 this evening we received a call from the fire service informing us of a pole on fire in that vicinity. “We established it was the 33,000 volt circuit feeding our Burnham Primary Substation. “At 18:55 the circuit breaker feeding this substation tripped disconnecting supplies to 10,546 customers. …

Aden Mohamoud jailed for life for murder of Dego Ahmed

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Aden Mohamoud had previously denied responsibility in a police interview A man who killed a “vulnerable” man in an “unprovoked, violent and senseless attack” has been jailed for life. Dego Ahmed was found with head and neck injuries at a property in Stapleton Road, Bristol, on 22 October and died in hospital on 6 November. At Bristol Crown Court, Aden Mohamoud, 43, who previously pleaded guilty to murder, was told he would …

Bristolian Somalis send Covid-19 money to Somaliland

Image caption Mohamed Sayaqle (centre), Said Burale (2nd left), Nura Aabe (far right) and other volunteers present Kaysar Mohamed from the Somaliland Mission UK with the cheque A community in Bristol has raised money to help family and friends in the self-declared republic of Somaliland cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Mohamed Sayaqle said the group, which has Somali heritage, had raised more than £7,500 for two mobile labs to test people in rural areas. Said Burale, from Bristol, said: “It …

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