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Louise launches housing seminars

April 20, 2012
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Louise Seaman, who has been elected president of the Residential Agents in Bristol Development, has launched a seminar programme on key issues affecting the housing market  featuring leading commentators from the residential property sector to highlight issues affecting the industry. The first, next Wednesday, will feature a presentation by David Parker...

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Lord Mayor’s Italian job as he prepares to tour St Nicks market

April 19, 2012
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What has Bristol’s Lord Mayor, the city’s historic St Nicholas Market, a Maserati, a yellow Ferrari and two Ducatis got in common? It just could be that St Nicks is getting ready to celebrate the 10th annual Italian Auto Moto Show on April 28 and the Lord Mayor, Cllr Geoff Gollop, will...

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Roll over Beethoven – Wallace & Gromit are lined up for The Proms

April 19, 2012
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Bristol’s Oscar-winning animation stars Wallace and Gromit are hoping for a grand day out as probably the unlikeliest performers ever to grace the BBC Proms. Organisers of the renown classical music concert series today announced the Claymation couple’s Concerto in Ee, Lad will feature in this year’s programme. They...

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City council backs Lockleaze regeneration plan

April 19, 2012
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Bristol City Council is to invest substantially in transforming Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze – the site of a former community centre – into a modern local centre for shopping, leisure and local travel. A report to Cabinet on April 26 will recommend the council uses its own funding, sale of assets and prudential...

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Mixed messages in latest Bristol jobless figures

April 19, 2012
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The number of people unemployed in the South West rose during the last quarter despite the jobless rate edging down nationally from a 12-year high of 8.4% to 8.3%. Some 179,000 people were out of work across the region between December 2011 and February 2012, according to the Office...

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Airlines announce two new routes from Bristol

April 19, 2012
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Budget airline EasyJet has said that it will introduce a year-round service to Copenhagen from Bristol this autumn. It follows Ryanair's announcement on Wednesday that it will launch Bristol's 8th route to Poland, flying three times a week to Warsaw Modlin from October 30. Easyjet will fly to Copenhagen...

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Warning over small print in leases after firm is hit by £300,000 bill

April 19, 2012
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Mike Woodliffe

Commercial property tenants have been warned to double check the small print on break clauses in their leases following a court case in Bristol which has left one firm more than £300,000 out of pocket. The High Court ruling was made in favour of landlords who challenged their tenant’s...

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Tough market fails to dent growth at Hargreaves Lansdown

April 19, 2012
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Hargreaves Lansdown, the Bristol-based independent financial services provider and asset management group, continues to buck tough economic conditions with assets under administration in the three months to March 31 topping £26bn. That was an 11% increase on the £23.4bn total in the previous three months and easily outperformed the 5.5% rise in the...

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‘Big shed’ developers get ready for an upturn

April 18, 2012
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Developers of large warehouses – so-called big sheds – are starting to buy sites in the West, positioning themselves for an upturn in demand, according to commercial property advisors GVA. However, the firm’s annual Industrial Intelligence report warns that the region is facing a shortage of good quality accommodation because of the lack...

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Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant poised to gain from Cameron U-turn over fighter aircraft

April 18, 2012
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Bristol-based aero-engineers working on Rolls-Royce's innovative short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) technology are expected to benefit from a politically-embarrassing U-turn by David Cameron over the UK's next-generation fighter aircraft. The Prime Minister is widely-tipped to announce the Government will buy the F-35B variant of the Joint Strike Fighter...

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Give brownfield development proposals a chance, says land broker

April 17, 2012
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Bristol City Council’s  Site Allocations Document has identified 89 brownfield sites in Bristol for building nearly 8,000 new homes. The sites include parcels of land at Hengrove Park and Knowle West. The council is now consulting the public on its ‘preferred approach’ on these sites. Meanwhile Matthew Hiles, of Flax Bourton-based CJH Land is calling...

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Zoo appoints new head of guest services

April 17, 2012
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Chris Page Head of Guest Services at Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo Gardens has appointed a new head of guest services. Chris Page will be responsible for overseeing admissions, guest experience, membership, the gift shop, the 12-acre grounds and the general presentation of the zoo. Chris, originally from Yorkshire, joins the zoo’s senior management group and has responsibility for around...

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1,100 back new Rovers stadium – but parish council cries foul

April 16, 2012
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1,100 back new Rovers stadium – but parish council cries foul

More than 1,100 letters backing Bristol Rovers' proposed £40m stadium at Frenchay have been received by South Gloucestershire Council. The 20,000-seater stadium, which would also include a club shop, conference and teaching space as well as a jogging track and gym, would be a joint venture with the University...

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