Updates: Heavy traffic on M5 as fire burns at Avonmouth dock

There’s heavy traffic on the M5 this morning (July 19) after a fire broke out in Avonmouth Dock. A picture taken by a witness at around 5am shows flames and a black plume of smoke billowing from the dock. Fire crews from across Bristol were called to the scene to tackle the fire, which affected scrap materials and machinery. There is heavy congestion in both directions on the M5 near Avonmouth due to the fire, according to Highways England. Avon …

Fire teams set to work overnight on Premier Inn fire

Firefighters will work throughout the night on the major blaze at a hotel. The Cribbs Causeway Premier Inn went up in flames yesterday afternoon (July 17) and remains unsafe. A total of six fire engines and three turntable ladders are on the scene, where they will stay overnight. You can follow our live coverage of the ongoing fire here. Avon Fire and Rescue‘s Twitter account said crews will keep pouring water over the property in a bid to bring the fire …

Drone shows collapsed hotel fire damage near Bristol

Drone footage shows parts of a hotel ravaged by fire collapsed on to a major A-road, near to the M5. The Premier Inn partially fell on the A4018 Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol, overnight and fire chiefs said “further elements” of the building had fallen on to the dual carriageway since. Firefighters are still dealing with the blaze, which began on Wednesday afternoon. All guests staying at the hotel when the fire broke out have now been accounted for, they said. …

Bristol Premier Inn: Fire at hotel near Cribbs Causeway

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Premier Inn near Bristol caught fire overnight severely damaging itParts of a hotel ravaged by fire are continuing to collapse on to a major A-road, near to the M5. The Premier Inn partially fell on the A4018 Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol, overnight and fire chiefs said “further elements” of the building had fallen on to the dual carriageway since. Firefighters are still dealing with the blaze, which began on Wednesday afternoon. …

Dramatic video shows Premier Inn fire still burning after more than nine hours

Avon Fire and Rescue Service has released dramatic video footage of crews ‘working tirelessly’ to bring a huge fire under control. A fire at the Premier Inn in Cribbs Causeway has been burning for more than eight hours. More than 60 firefighters from across Bristol and beyond have been at the scene since around 1.30pm on Wednesday, July 17. Fire at Premier Inn Avon Fire and Rescue Service tweeted the video shortly before 10pm and added that the incident is …

Fire breaks out at Premier Inn in Catbrain, Bristol

Image copyright BristolianJay Image caption Fire and smoke engulfed the hotel Up to 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze in the roof of a hotel on the outskirts of Bristol. Avon Fire and Rescue were called to the Premier Inn, on Catbrain Hill, just after 13:15 BST, amid reports of smoke and explosions in the roof. Operations would continue “for some time” after the fire spread quickly causing structural damage, it said. The smoke can be seen from the nearby …

Extinction Rebellion: Traffic delayed on M32 in Bristol

Image caption Some activists glued themselves to a pink bath in Bristol Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked a main route into Bristol that leads to the M32. Commuters faced long delays after the campaigners gathered at Cabot Circus amid a series of protests. The campaign group wants to encourage the government to do more to deal with the issue of climate change. Traffic tailed back as far as the M4 junction, about four miles (7km) away. Police said 16 people …

In pictures: Huge fire at Premier Inn in Cribbs Causeway

Newsgallery Firefighters are battling a blaze at the hotel off the M5 Share   By Conor GogartySenior news reporter 14:44, 17 JUL 2019 Updated14:54, 17 JUL 2019 Thick black smoke is rising above Bristol (Image: Tom Fallon)1 of 10 The Premier Inn near Cribbs Causeway is on fire (Image: Terry Godfrey)2 of 10 (Image: Terry Godfrey)3 of 10 The Premier Inn fire4 of 10 The Premier Inn fire5 of 10 Firefighters tackling the blaze6 of 10 The fire at the …

Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death

Image copyright Just Giving Image caption Simon Brown was killed on the Gatwick Express in August 2016 A rail firm has been fined £1m after a man died leaning out of a train window. Simon Brown, 24, was killed when he hit his head on a steel gantry on the side of the track while on the Gatwick Express in London in August 2016. In May, Govia Thameslink Railway admitted a health and safety breach because a sign saying not …

Billy Bragg ‘glad’ to see young people at fore of Extinction Rebellion protest

Musician Billy Bragg has heaped praise on Bristol youngsters taking part in the Extinction Rebellion protest – and played down concerns over road closures. Bragg spoke to crowds on Bristol Bridge this morning (Tuesday, July 16) before performing at a packed College Green in the afternoon. The singer-songwriter told Bristol Live he was “glad” younger people were at the forefront of the movement calling for action over climate change. Read More   Bragg told Bristol Live: “It’s great to see …

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