Baby gorilla meets adopted mother

A baby gorilla, Afia, born at Bristol zoo over eight months ago has met its adopted mother for the first time. Afia, who is a hand reared, is now spending her days with Western lowland gorilla Romina, 36, at the Zoo in Clifton. Romina showed strong maternal instincts to the keepers and as a result was chosen […]

Bristol Sorting Office: Petition against demolition

A petition calling for the Council to reconsider the demolition of the former Sorting Office by Temple Meads is only 42 signatures away from its target of 600. Ben Moss, who launched the petition, is opposed to the demolition, and wants the building to be used for the benefit of the Bristol community. The petition asks for […]

£2.4m awarded to Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Bristol Old Vic Theatre will benefit from a £2.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out major restoration work.  The funding is part of a £48m investment into saving Britain’s most significant heritage sites. The money comes as Bristol Old Vic, the longest continuously running theatre in the UK, celebrates its 250th anniversary. […]

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