Bristol

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holidays and at weekends throughout the year. They also run regular excursions to riverside tea gardens on the Avon towards Bath and Avon Gorge cruises under the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Avonmouth and back. '''Number Seven Boat Trips''' also offer a ferry service during the summer months. Bristol City Council offers a useful walking and public transport journey planner. Bristol is quite a hilly city, but if you don't mind walking up hills the walk can be pleasant on a fine day. By car Driving is probably the best way of seeing the surrounding region. A couple of the routes into Bristol during peak hours operate a car pool lane for cars with more than one occupant. The centre of Bristol follows a one way city system, which can be frustrating and confusing for those not used to it. However with patience and practice and a lot of circling around the same areas numerous times, it does become easier. Parking There are plenty of NCP car parks, and street parking. The cheaper street parking is in short supply in the centre, however Queen Square can usually be counted on to have a few spaces at off-peak times. Park and Ride There are three Park and Ride schemes operating in Bristol, with an additional Park and Ride for the busy Christmas period based at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Frenchay. The main park and rides are at Brislington, on the A4 opposite St Brendan's school. Another is in Shirehampton and a third is at the end of the A370 Long Ashton Bypass. These are recommended due to their cheaper fares and ease of access to the busy city centre. For more information, see the Bristol City Council website. By taxi Due to the heavy traffic, taxis in Bristol can be quite expensive – and don't forget to allow extra time on your journey when taking a cab. There are about 700 licensed taxis (Hackney Carriages) and these can be distinguished as they are all painted a distinctive blue. Meters charged at a rate set by the council. There are a similar number of private hire vehicles (without roof signs) that need to be pre-booked. All legitimate taxis and private hire vehicles should have a predominantly yellow council-issued plate at the front and back of the vehicle. More information on taxis and private hire vehicles and a cab rank map can be found at Taxis and Minicabs in Bristol. See Bristol is a very diverse city. From the historic Old City and Harbourside to Georgian Clifton, there is something to be found for everyone. Every neighbourhood has its own attractions and sights. * Commons:Category:Bristol Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Bristol Wikipedia:Bristol


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various artists. Wisper evolved into Uncle Po who won the BBC's ''Quiz Kid'' band competition in 1977, subsequently releasing a single on the BEEB label "Use My Friends" (so rare that a copy sold in 2006 on eBay for over £80). Uncle Po included Rob Williams on guitar and Gavin King on vocals. Career Dimbleby joined the BBC as a news reporter in Bristol in the 1960s and has appeared in news programmes since 1962, early on co-presenting the televised version of the school


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beyond Southampton along the West Coastway Line to Portsmouth Harbour (Portsmouth) and Brighton, and beyond Bristol to Newport and Cardiff along the South Wales Main Line. Strong passenger growth meant that Wessex Trains increased train lengths from two carriages to three in 2004, but the new franchise specification reduced them back to two carriages, with inevitable chronic overcrowding and passenger protests. As of 2011, the service now regularly runs with three


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were not living up to their potential. Radical changes were made to the two British teams, spelling the beginning of the end for one. The London Monarchs would become the England Monarchs, switch their colours from blue, gold and red to red, white and black, and play their home games in London, Birmingham and Bristol. The league had been unhappy with the Monarchs as it was, since the field at their London stadium, White Hart Lane, was only 93 yards long—nowhere near enough to hold


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''The Naturalist'', which began on the Home Service (BBC Home Service) in 1946 and proved an immediate success, later augmented by 'Out of Doors'' and ''Birds in Britain''. The town has a thriving business district and is also close to the retail centres of Bath, Bristol, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Swindon and is surrounded by beautiful villages such as Lacock, Holt, Seend and Semington. Substantial funding has allowed a variety of dynamic expansion and enhancement programmes


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Born in Bristol, Shantry's father, Brian (Brian Shantry) also played county cricket, for Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire County Cricket Club). On 16 October 1765 Harwood was ordained to the Tucker Street presbyterian congregation, Bristol. He had married, and had a numerous family, and he describes his congregation as small. His proposals (1765) for a free translation of the New Testament, a tract against predestination, 1768, and the republication of a treatise by William


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as a single album through Earache (Earache Records) in July 1987. Notably, only drummer Mick Harris played on both sides of the album. Geography Yeovil is situated at the southern boundary of Somerset, close to the border with Dorset, from Taunton. The suburbs include: Summerlands, Hollands, '''Houndstone''', Preston Plucknett, Penn Mill, New Town, Hendford, Old Town


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university maps precinct.html title Maps and Guides work The University precinct map accessdate 28 April 2008 One of the so-called "red brick" universities (Redbrick), it received its Royal Charter in 1909, although its predecessor institution


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2008 title Airbus in UK publisher www.airbus.com accessdate 20 March 2009 first and Rolls-Royce are all based at Filton, and aerospace engineering is a prominent research area at the nearby University of the West of England. Another important aviation company in the city is Cameron Balloons, who manufacture hot air balloons.

(manufacturer) Don Cameron to manufacture hot air balloons. Cameron had previously, with others, constructed ten hot air balloons under the name Omega. Production was in the basement of his house, moving in 1972 to an old church in the city. In 1983 Cameron Balloons moved into its current premises in the former Robinsons paper bag printing factory (built in 1887 in the Bedminster (Bedminster, Bristol) area of the city). In 1989 the company received the Queen's Award for Export


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; The league's large coverage area began to create problems in the 1930s, however, as many clubs found the long and costly journeys to away matches difficult, and began to drop out in favour of playing in leagues which covered smaller areas. In 1938, Bangor City (Bangor City F.C.), Worcester City (Worcester City F.C.), Wellington Town (Telford United F.C.) and the reserve teams of Cardiff City (Cardiff City F.C.) and Wrexham (Wrexham A.F.C.) all resigned from the league, ref name

Bristol

) population_density_urban_km2 population_density_urban_sq_mi population_blank1_title Ethnicity url http: www.ons.gov.uk ons rel census 2011-census key-statistics-for-local-authorities-in-england-and-wales rft-table-ks202ew.xls title 2011 Census: Ethnicgroup, local authorities in England and Wales work Census 2011 publisher Office for National Statistics accessdate 12 December 2012 population_blank1 84.0% White (77.9% White British) 6.0% Black 5.5% Asian 3.6% Mixed Race 0.3% Arab 0.6% Other population_density_blank1_km2 population_density_blank1_sq_mi blank_name_sec2 GDP blank_info_sec2 US$ (American dollar) 47.7 billion blank1_name_sec2 GDP per capita blank1_info_sec2 US$ 42,326 timezone GMT (UTC (UTC±00:00)) timezone_DST BST (British Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +1 elevation_footnotes url http: www.weatherbase.com weather weather.php3?s 062730&refer title Historical Weather for Bristol, England, United Kingdom work Weatherbase publisher Canty & Associates accessdate 3 August 2007 date June 2011 elevation_m 11 elevation_ft 36 blank_name_sec1 GVA (Gross Value Added) blank_info_sec1 2012 blank1_name_sec1  • Total blank1_info_sec1 £ (GBP)11.7bn ($19.4bn) (8th (List of UK cities by GVA)) blank2_name_sec1  • Growth blank2_info_sec1 1.6% blank3_name_sec1  • Per capita blank3_info_sec1 £27,100 ($44,900) (5th (List of UK cities by GVA)) blank4_name_sec1  • Growth blank4_info_sec1 0.6% postal_code_type Postcode postal_code BS (BS postcode area) area_code 0117, 01275 iso_code GB-BST blank1_name ONS code (ONS coding system) blank1_info 00HB (ONS) E06000023 (GSS) blank2_name OS grid reference (Ordnance Survey National Grid) blank2_info blank3_name NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) 3 blank3_info UKK11 website www.bristol.gov.uk footnotes '''Bristol''' ( Retrieved 26 January 2015 It is England's sixth and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city, and the most populous city in Southern England outside London.

Bristol received a Royal charter in 1155. It was part of Gloucestershire until 1373 when it became a county (Historic counties of England) in its own right. From the 13th to the 18th century, it ranked among the top three English cities after London, along with York and Norwich, on the basis of tax receipts, url http: www.buildinghistory.org town-rank.shtml title The Ranking of Provincial Towns in England 1066–1861 work Delving into building history publisher Jean Manco accessdate 13 January 2010 date 25 July 2009 last Manco first Jean until the rapid rise of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham in the Industrial Revolution. It borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire, with the historic cities of Bath (Bath, Somerset) and Gloucester to the south east and the north respectively. The city is built around the River Avon (River Avon, Bristol) and also has a short coastline on the Severn Estuary which flows into the Bristol Channel.

Bristol's prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days. The Port of Bristol was originally in the city centre before being moved to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth; Royal Portbury Dock is on the western edge of the city. In recent years, the economy has depended on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries and the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture.

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