A teenager from Bristol has been selected to join the UK's national cheerleading squad after giving up rugby to pursue his passion.
Hot air balloons have been soaring across the skies of Bristol as the city's International Balloon Fiesta draws to a close.
Police said a car struck and killed the cyclists - a man and a woman - before the driver fled the scene of the crash in Bristol.
Mounted police had to clear Bristol City fans from the Ashton Gate pitch after violence broke out following the Bristol football derby tonight.
The fans invaded the pitch to celebrate their team's 2-1 over Bristol Rovers in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Avon and Somerset Police said around a dozen people had been arrested as a result of the disturbances and three officers received medical treatment for non-serious injuries.
As well as trouble after the final whistle there were also disturbances in the stands, and police in riot gear and stewards were needed to keep rival fans apart.
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta got off to a flying start yesterday, as thousands of people from all over the world gathered at what is the largest balloon event in Europe.
The Fiesta continues this morning, with a hundred balloons due to take to the skies.
The sky above Bristol was full of colourful hot air balloons today ahead of the city's 35th International Balloon Festival, which starts on Thursday.
Balloon pilots from all over the world have flocked to the city to take part in Europe’s largest ballooning event.
Tributes have been left in memory of a two-year-old girl who died after falling more than 50ft from a block of flats.
The toddler is believed to have fallen from an open kitchen window at around 7am on Monday at Polden House, Windmill Hill in Bristol.
The little girl was taken to Bristol Children's Hospital but later died.
A Gromit statue designed and painted by the actress Joanna Lumley has been vandalised, according to Bristol Culture. The dog's tail was snapped off. The Gromit had just been put into position on College Green in Bristol. It has already been removed to be repaired.
Bristol is to be invaded by dozens of giant Gromit sculptures today as part of an arts trail across the city.
Sir Quentin Blake, Jools Holland and Cath Kidston are among those who have designed a 5ft-tall sculpture of Gromit, as part of the event.
Some of the 80 sculptures will be driven into Bristol on the harbour steam train by Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit.
They will be installed at key locations across the city today and over the weekend to form the 'Gromit Unleashed trail', which will be launched on Monday.
Gromit Unleashed, which has been organised by Aardman Animations and the Bristol Children's Hospital charity, Wallace & Gromit's Grant Appeal, will run for 10 weeks.
A former supply teacher from Bristol has been found guilty of 16 sexual and indecent assaults on schoolgirls.
John Alway was accused of 23 counts of assaulting girls while he was a supply teacher. He was found not guilty of the other seven charges.
Police say he "hid behind a mask of respectability, which has now slipped to reveal a predatory paedophile."
A baby from the world's smallest species of deer has been born in Bristol Zoo Gardens. The pudu deer, now 12 days old, weighs just two pounds and is part of an international breeding programme to protect vulnerable species.
Pudus live in lowland temperate rainforests in Chile and south-western Argentina, and their numbers have declined recently due to deforestation and hunting by natural predators. When fully grown pudus stand at only 15 inches at the shoulder, and weigh between 20lb and 33lb.
Lynsey Bugg, assistant curator for mammals at Bristol Zoo Gardens, said:
"Its early days so we don't yet know whether the fawn is male or female.
"Over the coming weeks we expect to see the fawn becoming more confident and venturing out into the paddock."
Two men have been released on bail following their arrest for making alleged offensive comments on Twitter about the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich.