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.
On Wednesday evening, we were contacted by people concerned about comments made on social media accounts.
We began inquiries into the comments and at around 3.20am two men, aged 23 and 22, were detained at two addresses in Bristol.
– DETECTIVE INSPECTOR ED YAXLEY
The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these comments continue.
These comments were directed against a section of our community.
Comments such as these are completely unacceptable and only cause more harm to our community in Bristol.
People should stop and think about what they say on social media before making statements as the consequences could be serious.
A disqualified driver fleeing police was jailed for 10 years and six months for killing a couple he mowed down in a car as they rode their tandem bike.
Nicky Lovell, 38, pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of "perfect couple" Ross Simon, 34, and wife Clare, 30, by dangerous driving in the crash at Hanham, near Bristol, on January 27 this year.
Lovell, of Oldland Common, South Gloucestershire, was also banned from driving for life when he was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today.
He had also admitted driving while disqualified during a previous hearing.
Disqualified driver Nicky Lovell, 38, has been jailed at Bristol Crown Court for 10 years and six months for killing husband and wife Ross, 34, and Clare Simons, 30.
He crashed into them as they rode their tandem bike while he was fleeing police.
Nicholas Lovell will be sentenced on the 22 May for causing the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons by dangerous driving after he collided with their tandem bike near Bristol in January.
Mr Lovell's partner Louise Cox has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and will also be sentenced next month.
On Sunday January 27 of this year, Clare and Ross Simons needlessly lost their lives following a fatal collision on Hanham High Street.
This collision was caused by Nicholas Lovell, a disqualified driver who got behind the wheel of the car and drove at speed, before losing control and striking the couple while they cycled.
– Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Williams of Avon and Somerset Police
Nicholas Lovell then ran away from the scene in a bid to escape, leaving behind Louise Cox who then deliberately and callously set out to mislead police at the scene.
The pleas entered today by both Nicholas Lovell and Louise Cox reflect that both have taken some responsibility for the deaths of Ross and Clare. While these pleas will never bring Ross and Clare back, I hope they go some way to providing comfort for their families.
Ross and Clare Simons had been married for about 18-months when they were killed after a man knocked them off their tandem bike in January in Bristol.
Nicholas Lovell, 38, will be sentenced in four weeks after pleading guilty to causing the deaths by dangerous driving of the couple.
Mr Lovell's partner Louise Cox has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.
Nicholas Lovell and Louise Cox will both be sentence within four weeks.
The public gallery was packed with the victims' family and friends as well as supporters of the pair who entered guilty pleas.
Nicholas Lovell has pleaded guilty to the death by dangerous driving of husband and wife Ross and Clare Simons who were killed when they were knocked off their tandem bicycle in a hit and run in Hanham near Bristol in January.
His partner Louise Cox has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.
Bristol city centre is to close to traffic on selected Sundays, Mayor George Ferguson will announce today. The Making Sundays Special scheme will start on the twenty third of June and ban traffic from the streets to encourage community groups and street performers.
Initially, once a month over the summer, the scheme is expected to become weekly. It could also be extended to include more streets if successful and folows the example of Bristol's twin French city, Bordeaux.
Yes @chamberpolicy - all in a day's work - roughed up at Anarchist Book Fair followed by installation of new St Mary Redcliffe vicar!
Thanks @bristoliannews - endorsed as fiction only! Was this before coffee poured over me & was pushed to floor? Some good discussion though.
Mr Ferguson tweeted about about in incident yesterday. He said he had been "roughed up" but it was '"all in a day's work".