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October 2018

  • Hoteliers expand training programme as staff crisis looms 15th October 2018

    Hospitality businesses should be given the same breaks as farmers when recruiting personnel from around the world once the UK has left the EU. That’s the view of DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre General Manager John Dowling, who said the hotel industry in particular...

  • High ho ho hopes for a cracking Christmas at the Grand Pier15th October 2018

    Staff at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier are preparing for a cracking Christmas as revellers are quickly snapping up tickets for the attraction’s seasonal celebrations.

    Partygoers are keen to make the seafront attraction a key part of their own yuletide festivities and for the...

  • VR Star Bristol gets a new look and name under the ImmotionVR15th October 2018

    VR Star opened in Cabot Circus shopping centre during December 2017. Originally planned as a testing ground for Immotion Group, the UK based “Out of Home” entertainment business, the VR Experience Centre has proved hugely popular.

    Responding to this popularity and the increasing...

  • Koalas and Wombats get VIP treatment as they journey to Longleat12th October 2018

    A group of five koalas and two wombats has arrived at Longleat following an epic journey from Adelaide, Australia.

    The iconic marsupials, which are from Cleland Wildlife Park near Adelaide, in South Australia, were special guests on a Singapore Airlines Cargo aircraft accompanied by keepers...

  • “Can do” Kate is a President for WWT’s future11th October 2018

    Kate Humble today became President of wetland conservation charity, WWT.

    At the charity’s annual general meeting at Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, she promised to be WWT’s most active and most vocal supporter.  WWT creates and protects wetlands to help...

  • Blue Peter badge holders get free entry to Grand Pier11th October 2018

    The jewel in the crown of Weston-super-Mare’s seafront is helping one of Britain’s best-loved children’s television programmes celebrate its Diamond anniversary.

    The Grand Pier is marking the 60th anniversary of Blue Peter, the longest-running children’s TV show in...

  • Quartet of Cheetah Cubs thriving at Longleat10th October 2018

    A quartet of cheetah cubs are preparing to make their first public appearance at Longleat later this month.

    Image Credit: Ian Turner BNPS

    The quartet, which were born in August, are all being cared for by their mum Wilma and making excellent progress. This is the largest number of cubs ever...

  • Bristol Stands By for First Delivery of Sailed Cargo Since the early 1900’s8th October 2018

    One of the last surviving West Country trading ketches is currently on its way to Bristol, from Portugal with a cargo of wine, olive oil, almonds, chestnuts and salt, all from small producers and cooperatives.  The Bessie Ellen was part of a fleet that once stood at nearly 700 from 1900 to...

  • Gloucestershire Cricket Executive Board seeks co-opted members8th October 2018

    At what is a very exciting time for the game of cricket, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club are looking to work with as many diverse communities and individuals as possible and therefore the board of directors of the Club are inviting interested parties to apply for one of up to four co-opted...

  • National Tour Guiding Conference Set to Welcome Tour Guides, Visitor Attractions and Tour Operators of Bristol 8th October 2018

    Project supported by Visit Bristol and special ticket rates available local businesses.

    Following on from the success of Tour England, which saw Lonely Planet writer Fionn Davenport visit Bristol to experience the remarkable Anglo-American connections that it holds, the Discover England...

  • Elite Cyclist Joins South West’s Leading Health Club5th October 2018

    An elite cyclist has been appointed as the new membership sales manager at the South West’s leading health club and spa.


    Matt Witts has now joined the management team at theclub & spa at Cadbury House in Congresbury, North Somerset where he will help maintain the club’s...

  • Menswear Fashion Retailer BadRhino Opens its Fourth Standalone Store in The Galleries Bristol5th October 2018

    BadRhino menswear opened a brand new standalone store on Saturday 29th September at 10am in The Galleries Shopping Centre, Bristol city centre. Britain’s strongman Terry Hollands, the brands ambassador, was onsite to open the store and did meet and greets with customers throughout the day...

  • Going beyond GDP to achieve an Economics of Happiness 4th October 2018

    City of Bristol chosen to host major international Economics of Happiness conference, 19-21 October 2018

    An international Economics of Happiness conference, co-hosted by Local Futures and Happy City, will bring prominent and respected thinkers, activists and innovators to Bristol later this...

  • Halloween Warehouse is back to Haunt The Galleries4th October 2018

    The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol is delighted to announce the return of its popular Halloween pop-up shop, Halloween Warehouse.

    The store, run by the team behind The Galleries’ award winning, independent fancy dress and party shop, Fun Warehouse, opens its doors this Saturday 6th...

  • Longleat Festival of Light take visitors on a fantastic voyage3rd October 2018

    The UK’s original and biggest Festival of Light returns to Longleat for the festive period with a magical journey through time and space.

    Running from November 9th to January 6th, ‘A Fantastic Voyage’ is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event;...

  • Johnny English Strikes Again – at Berkeley Castle!3rd October 2018

    Berkeley Castle is about to star on big screens around the country as 'Johnny English Strikes Again' is released on Friday 5th October. 

    Imgae: Berkeley Castle staff with actor Ben Miller.

    Filming took place over several weeks in 2017 when the Castle featured as the location...

  • Not the faint hearted: Circus of Horrors rings changes at Wookey Hole Caves 3rd October 2018

    Adult entertainment spectacular Circus of Horrors sets up camp at Wookey Hole Caves on October 18 and 19. 

    The troupe has performed all over the world since they launched 22 years ago and is now touring their brand-new incarnation ‘The Psycho Asylum’...

  • Scariest witch in the west comes to Bristol Zoo Gardens3rd October 2018

    The scariest witch in the West is coming to Bristol Zoo Gardens this Halloween.

    She is flying in on her trusty broomstick ready for the start of two weeks of spine-tingling fun, from October 20 until November 4.

    The wicked witch will be wandering around the Zoo throughout Halloween...

  • Grads Love Bristol 20182nd October 2018

    Grads Love Bristol 2018, 22 October, 5.30pm-8pm is the University of Bristol regional careers fair.

    The aim of the event is to let our students know about all the opportunities open to them, across a diverse range of sectors in business of all sizes here in Bristol, to help them think about...

  • Festival brings Cary Grant back to his South by Southwest roots accompanied by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock 2nd October 2018

    November 23 to 25 sees Bristol, UK, putting on a weekend of events celebrating the life and work of one of the city’s most famous sons - the Hollywood actor and style icon Cary Grant – with a special focus on his darker collaborations with another Brit who triumphed in Hollywood: Alfred...

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