The legendary actor Peter O'Toole, who has died aged 81, spent his formative acting years at the Bristol Old Vic. And in a nearby pub...
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The organisers of Glastonbury Festival in Somerset have announced that the American country star Dolly Parton will perform at this year's event. The festival runs from 25 to 29 June 2014.
A new TV series highlighting the trials, tribulations and joys of childbirth begins tonight. On average, a baby is born every minute of every day in Britain.
The programme on Channel 4 is filmed at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, following expectant parents and the team of midwives.
David Woodland reports:-
Bristol's famous Old Vic Theatre enjoyed a double celebration today. The next stage of its re-development has been given planning permission and the Arts Council will pay half the bill. It's hoped that the new foyer and studio will be open for the theatre's 250th anniversary in 2016.
Bristol's long-awaited indoor arena has tonight been given the green light by councillors.
George Ferguson's £83m of budget cuts were approved after Labour backed him with amendments of more than a million pounds.
The £91m arena will be built on land close to Temple Meads, with the council having to find only £15m of that total. Work on a new bridge to the site will now begin in the next couple of weeks.
Also at tonight's budget meeting, councillors agreed a council tax increase of 2%.
A £91million arena for Bristol could be given the go-ahead later. Funding for the 12,000 seater venue on the former diesel depot by Temple Meads station is being discussed at a council budget meeting this afternoon.
Reports suggest that it could bring tens of millions of pounds of economic benefit to the area each year. It's due to open in summer 2017.
18 Royal Marines from 40 Commando are heading to Stanmore Bank on the Somerset Levels where they will be working to reinforce the existing structure with sandbags and protect it from overtopping.
It will take approximately 2 or 3 hours for them to reinforce up to a 2 kilometre stretch of wall.
They also have 2 large vehicles with them.
The Local Enterprise Partnership agreed to support Bristol’s Arena from its City Deal Economic Development Fund at a meeting of its Board today. A report presented to the Board suggests that the Bristol Arena could bring tens of millions of pounds to the Bristol econoy each year.
George Ferguson Mayor of Bristol said: “It's very encouraging that the Local Enterprise Partnership recognises the importance of using the City Deal funding for the development of an arena which will give a massive boost to the local economy.
The arena is estimated to cost £91 million to build. £53 million will come from the Local Enterprise Partnership and the remaining £38 million is expected to come back to the council from operator rental and other related income.
The full funding package was approved by Cabinet on 16th January and will go to Full Council on 18 February as part of the council’s budget proposals. If approved at Full Council then work will begin in the Spring to appoint an operator.
It's been announced that Sir Tom Jones is to open this year's Larmer Tree Festival. The star, who's in the public eye as a judge on BBC's The Voice, will perform on the evening of Wednesday 16 July.
The festival, which began in 1990, is held at Larmer Tree Gardens near Salisbury on the Wiltshire-Dorset border. It is taking place from Wednesday 16 July to Sunday 20 July.
You can find out more details and how to get tickets here.
Tony Nicklinson's struggle with life made headlines worldwide. He battled for the right to have doctors help him die peacefully after being immobilised for years following a stroke.
The issue of assisted suicide has been taken up by Coronation Street. Tonight the character Hayley Cropper will take her own life in a storyline about the right to die.
The development has been welcomed by Tony's widow Jane Nicklinson. Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
In a full interview with ITV West Country, Jane Nicklinson describes her attitude to Coronation Street's assisted suicide storyline, saying her late husband Tony would have approved of it.