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Challenge yourself on the slopes this winter

October 24, 2012
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Challenge yourself on the slopes this winter

Cheltenham’s ski jumping star Eddie the Eagle will be coming out of retirement next week to jump on the indoor ramp at London’s Ski and Snowboard show. If you’re looking for your own skiing challenge, Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE provides a little inspiration with a trip to ski the...

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Travel: A real Wild West adventure

September 30, 2012
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Travel: A real Wild West adventure

Trekking to the top of the Rockies, ice walking on a glacier and the thrills of wagon racing are some of the exciting highlights of a trip to Canada’s wild west for Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE… Top picture – The stunning view from our horse ride...

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TRAVEL: 24 hours in Salzburg

September 26, 2012
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Need a break from the daily commute into work? Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE swaps a drive on the M32 for the stunning location of….the M32, a restaurant with breath-taking views and a great Sunday morning breakfast. Tempted? Read on to discover why Salzburg is great for...

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Marathon men prepare for feat of endurance – to the power of three

September 20, 2012
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Marathon men prepare for feat of endurance – to the power of three

Three Bristol personal fitness trainers are taking up their own tough personal challenge this weekend – running three marathons in three days to raise £3,000 for charity. Chris Greigs, David Rees and Steve Threadgold, who own Oakfields PT in Clifton, will cover a gruelling total of 78.6 miles along...

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Cheap rail fare offer is just the ticket to boost Bristol’s conference sector

September 17, 2012
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Cheap rail fare offer is just the ticket to boost Bristol’s conference sector

Destination Bristol and First Great Western have teamed up to promote the city’s meetings and events facilities by offering conference organisers cheap rail fares for delegates. Under the scheme, delegates will be able to travel Bristol at peak times for just £44, or £89 first class – less than...

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Government awards to increase local tourism bring in £1m bonus for Bristol

September 5, 2012
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Destination Bristol has secured £500,000 of Government money to boost the city’s tourist industry and, it’s hoped, provide up to 300 extra jobs over the next three years. The funding, awarded from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF), is part of a three-year project, ‘Growing Tourism Locally’ co-ordinated by...

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Tourist chiefs harness Olympic spirit to win more international visitors

August 9, 2012
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As Olympic fever grips London, 12 international journalists in England to cover the Games ventured outside the capital today to Bristol and sample the city’s top attractions – including tonight’s spectacular Balloon Fiesta Night Glow. Highlights – in every sense of the word – of the whistle-stop, 24-hour tour...

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Travel special: Don’t miss this golden opportunity to enjoy Olympic fever

August 8, 2012
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Got a business meeting in London but concerned about chaos and congestion caused by the Olympics? Don’t be, says Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE. Head to the capital and enjoy the unique Olympic vibe while it lasts. Packed and delayed Tube trains, terror alerts, heaving streets and sky-high hotel prices...

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Travel special: Happy 100th birthday to Europe’s highest railway

August 1, 2012
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Travel special: Happy 100th birthday to Europe’s highest railway

Spectacular views from the top of the Jungfrau Railway This week Swiss National Day was celebrated on the same day as the highest railway in Europe, in the Swiss Alps, celebrates its 100th anniversary. Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE travels through the centre of the Eiger on the journey to...

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Bristol’s biking commuters cheered on as crowds turn out to see Olympic flame

May 23, 2012
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Bristol’s biking commuters cheered on as crowds turn out to see Olympic flame

Commuters who cycled to work this morning were greeted with cheers and waves as they dodged the rush hour traffic problems along the Olympic Torch route in Bristol. With traffic diversions in place around Clifton, The Downs and the busy roundabout at the top of Whiteladies Road, some drivers...

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Travel: Get back to nature in the Austrian Alps

April 27, 2012
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Want to be ‘at one’ with nature? Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE discovers what else there is to get up to in the mountains above St Anton once the ski season comes to a close… How can letting dozens of ants crawl up your arm keep a...

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Travel: Sun, sea and watersports in the South of France

April 5, 2012
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  The pretty marina at La Grande Motte Want to work out those abs but hate the gym? Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE jumps on board for the latest water sport…. Concentrating all my efforts on keeping my balance as I paddle my way across the ripples of an azure...

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Friday Feature: Shaping up for Bristol fashion

March 23, 2012
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Want to know where to find the best high street men’s suit, or how to pick up a Dolce & Gabbana look-a-like design at a fraction of the price? Bristol Business News feature writer Anne Gorringe did. So when the opportunity came to go along to Bristol Fashion Week...

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