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  • National Composites Centre wins design award
    The University’s National Composites Centre (NCC) has won a prestigious award for innovative design.
  • Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots
    What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics - intelligent handheld robots.
  • Leading animal welfare scientist presented with top award
    One of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to improving animal welfare. Mike Mendl, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Bristol, was awarded the RSPCA/BSAS Award for innovative developments in animal welfare last week [Wednesday 20 May].
  • Caution urged over giving patients online access to their health records
    The Government is aiming for all adults to have online access to their health and social care records by 2020, but researchers from the Institute of Child Health, QMUL and the University of Bristol are concerned about the potential for unintended harm.
  • Dyslexia and sight: the wider view
    There is widespread belief in the scientific community that dyslexia, which affects around 375,000 UK children and has a lifelong impact on learning, is not caused by sight problems. However, many practitioners and professional bodies offer dyslexic children eye treatments and routine eye checks to ensure glasses are offered if necessary and then that no further testing is needed. A new study, led by the universities of Bristol and Newcastle, which analysed the eye test results of 5,822 children found that the majority of the dyslexic children had perfect vision.
  • Study examines increase in calls to emergency services
    As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
  • Matt’s paddleboard challenge to boost education in South Africa
    Travelling from Reading to Bristol is usually a pain-free and quick journey. But not if you’re moving at two miles an hour on a paddleboard. Matt Edwards, Sport Development Manager at the University of Bristol, will be attempting the tough challenge over four gruelling days.
  • Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected
    A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science.
  • Flagship REACT projects propelled beyond prototype
    Three collaborations between University of Bristol researchers and creative businesses have been awarded acceleration funding from REACT, an AHRC-funded knowledge exchange hub, to take their ground-breaking ideas to market.
  • Banana desserts vs quantum cryptography: New Enterprise Competition shortlist released
    Ten exciting new business ideas have reached the final round of the New Enterprise Competition (NEC) 2015. This year the competition has received over 100 entries from University of Bristol students, staff and graduates. The final ten are now in with a chance to win grants of up to £30,000 in October.

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  • James Ward known as Mark James T/A as Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth Guilty of Handling Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Phone number 01493 717767
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. Phone number 01493 717767.
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth
    should not be confused with any other business with a similar name.

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  • Get on your bikes for Sky Ride Bristol

    Cycling fever is set to hit Bristol as thousands of people from across the region join Sky Ride Bristol on Sunday 21 June.

    Sky Ride Bristol has taken over from the successful Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride and offers a unique family day out for all types of riders and abilities, through traffic-free city centre streets with loads to do both on and off a bike.

    Release date:  Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
  • New Bristol Bus Boycott learning resource for city schools launched

    Schools across the city are to benefit from a new learning resource about Bristol’s successful 1963 Bus Boycott campaign, which saw a milestone in achieving equality for the city’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

    The new resource - which is aimed at not only educating, but inspiring young people to campaign about the issues they feel strongly about - was officially launched by George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, at a special event at the M Shed today (Friday 22 May).

    Release date:  Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
  • Bordeaux visits Bristol for technical and creative showcase

    Delegates from Bordeaux visited Bristol last week (19 May) to see how local companies and city leadership could work together more closely in the future. 

    Release date:  Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
  • Countdown is on for Bristol 10K

    Final preparations are underway for the Bristol 10K, with just over a week to go until race day.

    Thousands of runners and spectators will descend on the city centre for the Bristol 10k on Sunday 31 May. 

    Entries have now closed but there is still a chance to get involved - this year’s volunteers are being provided by race charity partner CLIC Sargent, so why not join in the fun and register as a volunteer online.

    Release date:  Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
  • FGM Summer Awareness Campaign launches in Bristol

    A summer campaign to raise awareness about Female Genital Mutilation was launched at UWE Bristol on Friday 15 May.

    The #EndFGMBristol summer campaign is coordinated by the local FGM Delivery and Safeguarding Partnership and brings together a range of different partners and activities to raise awareness about the issue.

    It is particularly important to run a campaign during the summer as girls in Bristol may be more at risk of being forced to undergo FGM during the longer school holiday.

    Release date:  Tuesday, 19 May, 2015
  • Award-winning Bristol Chef on a mission to get kids cooking

    A chef from Bristol is helping a new generation learn to cook and supporting other schools to do the same.
     
    Jo Ingleby works at Redcliffe Nursery and Children’s Centre and was recently named ‘Cook of the Year’ in the prestigious BBC Good Food and Farming Awards thanks to her work on the Food Project at the nursery with children aged two to four.
     

    Release date:  Monday, 18 May, 2015