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Bid submitted for long-awaited Portishead rail link

July 3, 2011
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North Somerset Council appears to have caved in to public pressure and submitted a funding bid to re-open the Portishead rail link to passenger trains. But while the bid is earlier than planned the timeline for getting the line operational remains unchanged.  Last month the Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance...

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Manufacturing slowdown triggers fresh worries over economy

July 1, 2011
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New fears were cast over the strength of the economic recovery today as the latest manufacturing survey showed growth fell to its lowest rate for 21 months in June. A decline in new orders was sparked by weakening domestic demand while the much-heralded increase in exports appeared to waning....

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Cricket club revises County Ground plans

July 1, 2011
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Gloucestershire County Cricket Club has scaled back its plans for redevelopment of the County Ground in Bihsopston, Bristol. Planning permission to expand the ground was secured last year but the club has decided that for the foreseeable future it will not build stands adjacent to Kennington Avenue, thus reducing capacity...

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Firms are warned over new Bribery Act

July 1, 2011
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Firms are warned over new Bribery Act

Firms are being warned they could risk unlimited fines or even jail if they don’t take action over the new Bribery Act, which comes into force today. The Act makes it illegal to offer or receive bribes and to fail to prevent bribery. Individuals convicted under the Act can...

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Bristol24-7 adds new services as it marks 2nd birthday

June 30, 2011
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Independent news and information website Bristol24-7 is celebrating its second birthday by unveiling a complete revamp of its site and enhancing its digital marketing services. The site, winner of the website of the year award in the recent EDF Energy South West Media Awards, now has around 50,000 unique...

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Ultimate teams up with South East investment group

June 28, 2011
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Bristol-based factoring specialist Ultimate has linked up with the Finance South East (FSE) Group to give more funding options to ambitious SMEs seeking finance to grow their business. The tie-up will combine cashflow lending products such as factoring and invoice discounting with the provision of complementary loan products currently...

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Trunki entrepreneur Rob Law is on the case

June 28, 2011
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Rob Law, director of Magmatic and designer of Trunki, the children's ride-on suitcase, is hosting an exclusive event at Bristol’s Harvey Nichols to raise money for The Prince’s Trust. The Bristol-based entrepreneur, who won backing for his business on BBC1’s Dragon’s Den, will tell guests about his experiences in...

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Refurbished central office block is ready for business

June 27, 2011
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Colliers International has been appointed joint agents alongside DTZ for the refurbished Pithay building – one of Bristol city centre's biggest office blocks offering some of the largest open-plan floor spaces. The eight-storey building has around 52,000 sq ft of accommodation on offer over five floors including the third...

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It’s Weston-super-Seafront!

June 24, 2011
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The £29m seafront improvements at Weston-super-Mare have won another award – this time from The Institute of Civil Engineers which has identified the improvements as the best major scheme in the South West. It follows hot on the heels of a commendation for the scheme from the Concrete Society and also...

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Why it’s a day to give and gain

June 24, 2011
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More than 250 volunteers across the South West are trading their usual Friday at work for a day of voluntary work as part of Give & Gain Day, the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering run by business charity Business in the Community.  Working in teams, they are contributing...

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Brightside wins Business of the Year Award

June 23, 2011
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Fast-growing insurance broker Brightside has been named the 2011 West of England Business of the Year. The Bristol-based group, which was formed just 10 years ago with two staff, now employs more than 600 people in its head office and a string of call centres. Last year its turnover...

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Nuclear sites are confirmed

June 23, 2011
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Oldbury in South Gloucestershire and Hinkley Point in Somerset are two of eight sites where the next generation of UK nuclear reactors will be built and operational by 2025, the government confirmed today. The plans still have to be debated and voted on in Parliament but the coalition is hoping...

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Think creatively, think Future Now

June 23, 2011
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A new approach to sustainable production for the creative industries is to be launched in Bristol next week. Think Future Now, which has its own website, www.thinkfuturenow.com, will offer a mix of events promoting collaboration with other sectors to develop new business and procurement models.   The new approach will kick off...

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