St Michael’s Hospital maternity services have been ranked top in the country.
A new survey compared the maternity services of 133 acute trusts across the country, with patient feedback that covered the service offered before, during and after birth.
From results gathered by the Care Quality Commission, St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol scored better than expected on 53% of the questions asked, ranking the service joint top in the country.
The hospital believe its midwifery-led-unit described as a 'home from home environment', has improved women’s experiences of giving birth.
A 19-year-old from Gloucester has admitted starting the huge fire which wrecked the 150 year old warehouse in Gloucester last October.
Scott Parker pleaded guilty to arson by setting fire to the Provender Mill in Bakers Quay, intending to destroy it.
Martin Rodger, also 19 and from Gloucester denied the same charge. Both teens also pleaded not guilty to two charges of arson in which less serious damage was done to the same building and also to the Peel Centre car park.
The major Provender Mill fire which Parker admitted starting, was tackled by more than a hundred firefighters. It led to fears there may have been people trapped in the derelict buildings, which were known to be used for shelter by the homeless.
Police and fire experts carefully checked through the wreckage but later stated there had been no human casualties.
Both defendants have been remanded in custody ahead of a trial in March.
A man who died in the River Avon in Bristol in the early hours of Saturday has been formally identified.
Scott Rooney’s body was recovered from the water near Welsh Back by police divers later the same day.
An investigation is now underway to establish how the 22-year-old, from Winford, came to be in the water.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen saw Scott enter the water, to get in touch.
Missing Cheltenham boy Billy Taylor has returned home safe and well this morning after being traced to an address in Evesham.
Officers were concerned for 14-year-old Billy's safety after he left his family home in the town on Saturday night (Feb 6) and didn't return.
Police and Billy's family would like to thank everyone who shared the appeal.