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Plan designer honoured

A plaque that celebrates the achievements of aircraft designer Captain Frank Barnwell has been unveiled at his former home. Captain Barnwell is famous for the aircraft that he designed including the Bristol Scout, the Bristol Fighter, Bristol Bulldog and the Blenheim Bomber.

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Plenty to cheer about with trophy success

A Mangotsfield cheerleading squad is celebrating after winning nine prizes at the  British Cheerleading Association’s Midland Classics competition. The Phoenix Allstars won a host of awards but were most pleased about the award that they won for sportsmanship.

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Music Festival a thank you for friends

A group of charitable musicians are organizing 24 hours of live music to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sadie Fleming, Rebecca Cullen and Lindsay Bullamore planned the event after their friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25.

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Semi-finals success for magnificent seven

A group of talented local performers have made it to the semi-finals of Bristol’s annual Search for a Star contest. The seven semi-finalists are: Sophie Hayes, Mitchell Hodges, Corey Rumble, Tracey Jones, Brian Dimery, Jake and Beckie Leigh and Martin Williamson.

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Bristol mum wins award after losing six stone

A woman from Bristol has won an award after losing six stone in just 15 months. Nicola Saunders has been named as the Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine Regional Slimmer of the Year 2012 after shedding 6st 8lb. She used to be 16st 1lb and wore a dress size 20-22, and she is now 9st 7lb and a size 8-10.

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Doll’s clothes the only thing that would fit me when I was born

In 1933, when George Perry was born 14 weeks early, no one expected him to still be here 78 years later. Mr Perry was born on October 13, 1933 at Bristol General Hospital and weighed just 2lbs.

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GP practice wins national award

A doctor’s surgery in Weston-Super-Mare is celebrating after being voted General Practice of the Year. The national competition was organised by healthcare magazine publisher Campden Publications and named Tudor Lodge Surgery the winner of the new award. Val Denton, the practice’s manager, was named Practice Manager of the Year and received a £2,500 bursary which can be used to make the surgery even better.

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Clevedon New Year dip for brave swimmers

Many courageous swimmers braved the winter temperatures to take a dip in the Clevedon sea for the annual New Year’s Day Swim. Dozens of members of the Middle Yeo Surf Lifesaving Club wore pantomime fancy dress, including Captain Hook and Snow White costumes and took a stroll from the Campbell’s Landing pub to the beach whilst singing songs. They were led by Channel swimmer Steve Price who was accompanying the songs with his banjo.

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School Mums Get A Step Ahead

A group of school mums decided to really go the extra mile to raise money for school funds. The mums’ race at sports day just wasn’t a big enough challenge for the five women, who decided to train for the Bristol Half Marathon instead.

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Return of the Pirates

The pirates were back in Bristol city centre for the summer, and they had their pirate ship with them. Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins came to life on the streets as Bristol Old Vic, in King Street, staged a production of Treasure Island in a rather unusual way throughout July and August.

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