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Gregg Latchams puts Bristol in the picture for charity

August 22, 2011
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A watercolour showing animated favourites Wallace and Gromit is among the artwork on offer at one of two charity art events being organised by Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams. The two events, which take place next month at View Art Gallery, in Hotwell Road in the city, are being held to...

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StartUp stars get on board as enterprise bus arrives in Bristol

August 22, 2011
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Bristol-based entrepreneurs, advisers and mentors are on hand to meet budding business owners this morning at the launch of the StartUp Britain bus tour. The city is the first of 14 entrepreneurial hot spots across the UK to be visited by StartUp Britain. The tour aims to celebrate, inspire...

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Enterprise Zone will need housing to succeed, warns property expert

August 19, 2011
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Bristol’s planned Enterprise Zone should include homes as well as offices and studios if it is to succeed in bringing new jobs to the city, a property expert claims. The 173-acre Enterprise Zone is expected to create 17,000 jobs in 400 businesses over 25 years, with an emphasis on...

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City council launches new website

August 18, 2011
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Bristol City Council has worked with a number of local tech businesses to re-design its website which it claims is now much easier to use and improves dramatically its service to residents. The site – http://www.bristol.gov.uk – has a number of new features: • An improved navigation system and...

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Media: News in Brief

August 18, 2011
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Big Bang Post Production has completed work on Ocean Giants, a three-part series for the BBC’s Natural History Unit. The series brings the viewer face to face with the world’s most extraordinary whales and dolphins. Top whale and dolphin scientists uncover their surprising stories and reveal new insights into...

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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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