Live updates: M5 accidents cause lane closures

Two accidents have caused lane closures on the M5. Highways England has reported that a multi-vehicle collision occurred between J21 (Weston-Super-Mare) and J22 (Burnham-on-Sea). Emergency services are attending and motorists are being advised to approach the scene with care. Read More Meanwhile traffic monitoring service INRIX is reporting that another accident has occurred on the northbound side, also between J21 and J22, but traffic is coping well. We will bring you updates as we receive them – please keep tabs …

Man who ‘flung’ political activist outside Bristol Temple Meads says sorry

A man who threw a Green Party activist over a bike rack outside Bristol Temple Meads has apologised. Chris Millman, 60, was attacked by the railway station’s rear entrance at about 6.30pm on May 23, the day of the European Elections. He told police he was handing out leaflets when a man grabbed him by the jacket, shouted something about milkshakes and threw him to the ground, causing a cut to his finger. A witness said Mr Millman was “basically …

Locals in favour of plans for Ashley Down railway station but strongly request RPZ

Residents are concerned plans for a new train station in Bristol will increase anti-social parking on their streets. Ashley Down is one of three new stations to be built as part of the MetroWest Phase Two project which will see a passenger service return to the Henbury line for the first time in decades. But residents in Ashley Down Hill – which is known for heavy congestion and idling street parking – are worried about the number of commuters the …

Silver Alert issued for missing Southington teen

SOUTHINGTON – Early Wednesday morning, police issued a Silver Alert for Trinity Cote, 16. She is described as a Hispanic female with black eyes and brown hair. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, black sweatshirt and black jeans and was carrying a pink duffle bag. She has been missing since July 2. Police said she may be a passenger in a black Nissan Maxima with Connecticut …

Lawyer for Newington restaurant says security measures to be increased following shooting

NEWINGTON – A man was wounded by gunfire in the parking lot of Plaza Azteca on the Berlin Turnpike early Tuesday. The shooting is the second time in three months that someone was injured outside the restaurant. The man was treated at Waterbury Hospital with a non-life-threatening wound, according to Newington police. Police responded at about 1 a.m. when a caller reported there had been a brawl in the parking lot and a shot had been fired. A large number …

Bristol company founded in 1947 falls into administration

A 72-year-old Bristol company has collapsed into administration, with the majority of its 33 staff being made redundant. Manufacturer PJ Hare has blamed Brexit for its financial difficulties as well as a lack of orders and challenging market conditions, administrators told Business Live. Graham Randall and Mark Roach of business advisory firm Quantuma will oversee the administration process. Read More   “In recent times, the company has suffered from customers delaying their orders, particularly those in the automotive sector,” said …

First look inside The Whitchurch pub following £200,000 refurbishment

A community pub opened its doors to the public last night following a £200,000 refurbishment. The Whitchurch pub, in Oatlands Avenue, Whitchurch, was closed for two weeks while the extensive changes were made. The pub is owned by Greene King, which has now introduced a new Flaming Grill menu and a wider selection of drinks. Money has been spent on a selection of the pub’s interior, with its kitchen having the biggest upgrade. Read More   The pub’s manager, Charlene …

Updates: Crash causing heavy traffic on M32 in both directions

A crash is causing heavy traffic on the M32 in both directions this morning (July 3). There are currently delays towards the J2-J1 section, with queues on the outbound back to J3. This is due to a collision on the outbound between J2 and J1. We will be bringing you all the latest traffic updates below. If you see anything on the roads which we should be covering then make sure to get in touch. You can tweet @BristolLive or …

‘Blatant contempt’ of Mercedes driver with worst parking in Bristol

Residents in one part of Bristol have blasted a Mercedes driver for what could well be the worst example of parking the city has ever seen. Late last week and over the weekend, this black Mercedes driver carefully manoeuvred their car in between some new bollards, leaving it parked directly on a new cycle access lane and pavement. The car, a smart 2013 black electric diesel, attracted the attention of local residents, and soon pictures of the vehicle parked there …

From Louis Armstrong to ZZ Top, artist Robert Carley’s exhibition, coming to CCSU next week, offers a fresh look at dozens of musicians

@AHushinNHB NEW BRITAIN -Connecticut artist Robert Carley is bringing an exhibit to Central Connecticut State University’s Elihu Burritt Library on Monday. The exhibit, which will be moving from the State Capitol building in Hartford, features caricatures and quotations of famous musicians. Admission will be free and open to the public with a reception on July 20 from 12 to 2 p.m., which will feature refreshments and live music. There will be about 120 caricatures, some of which will include information …

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