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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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Paul Hobbs (8)

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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It’s a drought but don’t panic – yet

April 16, 2012
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Bristol Water has no plans to restrict supplies to businesses in the city, even though the Environment Agency today declared a drought across the whole of the South West. However, the company said its reservoirs are only 80% full at a time when it would expect them to be 97%...

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Corporate banking relationship director rejoins Barclays

April 13, 2012
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Barclays has appointed Steve Gamlin as a new relationship director for its corporate banking division in Bristol. Steve, 47, has spent the past eight years at Clydesdale Bank’s Bristol office where he was responsible for providing finance and invoice discounting solutions working with clients in the mid-larger corporate market...

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Budding Attenboroughs get chance to develop their talent in Bristol

April 12, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol’s standing as a filmmaking hub has been further strengthened by the launch of a postgraduate degree to help budding wildlife film makers follow in the footsteps of Sir David Attenborough and the BBC’s city-based Natural History Unit. The MA in wildlife film-making has been...

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Bristol’s composite centre adds pioneering manufacturer to its roster

April 11, 2012
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Advanced manufacturer Hexcel, a pioneer in developing adhesives and composite materials for the aerospace and defence industries, has become the latest UK firm to join Bristol’s National Composites Centre (NCC). The Cambridge-based firm joins innovative West companies such as Airbus, GKN Aerospace, Rolls-Royce and AgustaWestland in supporting the NCC...

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£34m plan for Keynsham town centre takes shape

April 10, 2012
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£34m plan for Keynsham town centre takes shape

The Bristol office of international architects Aedas has drawn up plansto revitalise Keynsham's town centre and an application has been submitted to Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) Council following a year of consultations with the local community.  The £34m project to redevelop the existing Town Hall site includes a...

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