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Zoo joins Bristol’s innovative time travel website

August 18, 2011
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Bristol Zoo is the latest addition to A Time Traveller’s Guide to Bristol, the innovative web and mobile phone application made by production firm Arthur Cox and supported by South West Screen. A Time Traveller's Guide to Bristol uses archive footage to show the changing face of the city...

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EU funding for Bristol green tech projects

August 17, 2011
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Bristol has been awarded more than £300,000 of European Union funding to develop two projects involving green technology. The first is to develop a new model capable of monitoring energy use in public buildings such as schools. Bristol City Council will work in partnership with a British systems manufacturer...

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New creative industry hub to be centred on Bristol

August 17, 2011
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Bristol is to be at the heart of a major project to boost the creative economy across the South West and South Wales. Led by The University of the West of England (UWE), the Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies Hub (REACT) will act as a knowledge...

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City’s creative industries need faster broadband, says council leader

August 17, 2011
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From Bristol24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol City Council leader Barbara Janke has welcomed the Government’s push to increase broadband speeds in the city – but wants speeds of 100Mbps commonplace for businesses. Her comments follow an announcement by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday that he wanted to turn Britain’s internet “not...

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Record rises in clothes prices pushes up inflation again

August 16, 2011
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Inflation rose again last month with higher prices for clothes and fees for financial services pushing up the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) from 4.2% to 4.4%, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed today. Clothing and footwear prices measured for CPI, the Government’s preferred way of gauging...

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Online tutoring site gets top marks for growth

August 16, 2011
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Tutorhub, the online tutoring website started by two Bristol tech entrepreneurs, has reached 1,000 users within eight months. The site helps pupils and their parents tackle homework and exam revision and since its launch last December has received questions from ‘what are enzymes?’ to ‘why is hydrogen used as...

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MITIE shrugs off cuts to secure more work

August 15, 2011
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Bristol outsourcing services group MITIE secured 85% if its annual budgeted revenues within three months of the financial year starting, it has said. According to an interim statement from the group, its order book is at record levels and the pipeline of opportunities remains good. Revenues and earnings are...

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Record year for high-flying balloon fiesta

August 15, 2011
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More than 500,000 people attended this year’s four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, making it the most popular ever and providing a perfect symbol for the city's high-flying aspirations. The annual event has become a showcase for the city's balloon-making expertise as well as bringing global attention and this year...

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StartUp enterprise roadshow starts up in Bristol

August 12, 2011
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StartUp Britain, the roadshow for entrepreneurs, kicks off in Bristol on Monday with the city’s SETsquared business acceleration unit playing a key role. SETsquared, an enterprise collaboration between five universities including Bristol, will provide expert business mentoring support for the Bristol leg of StartUp Britain’s summer bus tour. StartUp...

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Innovative ‘green’ building firm opens US office

August 12, 2011
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Bristol green technology firm ModCell has opened an office in San Francisco just three years after launching in the UK. The firm specialises in modern building methods, particularly the production of straw bale, pre-fabricated panels, for the construction of large-scale, zero-carbon buildings. The timber frame panels are filled with...

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Conference aims to boost Bristol-China trade

August 12, 2011
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First-hand expert advice for company directors on how to develop and grow their businesses in China will be available at a major Bristol conference. Guest speakers will be drawn from UKTI – the Government’s trade-boosting organisation – the China-Britain Business Council, Institute of Exports, Bristol China Partnership, University of...

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Lack of warehouses could hit Bristol’s growth, warn experts

August 12, 2011
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Bristol is suffering from a shortage of large distribution buildings following the letting of one of the last major warehouses in the city, according to property experts. Distribution firm JJ Food Service has taken a 35,000 sq ft unit at the Cobden Centre at Emersons Green as part of...

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Massive outdoor arts project puts Bristol streets ahead

August 11, 2011
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Bristol’s position at the leading edge of the creative industries will be boosted next week when it hosts the UK’s most ambitious permanent street art project.  Called See No Evil, it will turn unglamorous Nelson Street in the city centre into one of the world’s largest outdoor art exhibitions....

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