The Avonmouth Bridge was opened May 1974 and carries the M5 Motorway over the River Avon in Bristol. The bridge was made to allow tall ships to sail underneath. Giving the bridge steep slopes that cause heavy vehicles to slow down. The surface of the bridge is very smooth asphalt surface. However on the top of the bridge the surface is very uneven and bumpy. In 2002-2004 it was widened to 4 lanes each way.
Hilary Fenton has lived in Bristol her whole life, and now lives down the road from the Bridge in Avonmouth. Fenton lets us in to an unforgettable childhood memory. Her Gran’s street was knocked down so the bridge could be built. She continues to explain her view on how it has impacted on the area of Avonmouth, since the building of the bridge.
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The Bristol city council (2001) highlighted numerous problems of unemployment, crime and drugs in the Knowle west city. Are there any significant changes within the past few years to renew these underlying issues or has Knowle west sunk into a city of turmoil?
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The Bristol & West Section of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, together with Bristol City Council, transformed Corn Street for a day to host the annual Italian Auto Motto exhibition. This is the sixth year hundreds of spectators have congregated together in the heart of the Old City to admire the event that brings about some of Italy’s most desirable and charismatic cars. Each successive year has been more successful than the previous. St Nicholas' market board and the Alfa Romeo club cleared the streets to give way to a eye-catching Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Lancias and Fiats.
The Deputy Lord Mayor Peter Abraham awarded prizes at the end of the day. He said “ We had such a great time, we wouldn't miss it for the world, the initiative is to give Bristol a vibrant new look and put together an event that the young people will enjoy. “
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Bristol city is the sixth biggest city in England with a population of over 410 thousand but what do the people of Bristol think of it?
The city centre is what is familiarly associating with Bristol; students are intrigued to come to a town where they can experience new and exciting things, which they are sure to accomplish in a city like this.
The city centre is notorious for its night life; from big RnB clubs such as Oceana to the smaller underground clubs such as the cooler there is something for everyone. The new shopping centre Cabot Circus is now eagerly awaited as it will be gracing the city with more than 150 new shops a 13 screen cinema and more than 200 new homes a certain advertisements to future citizens. But what do the real people of Bristol think of there town? Is this city not only habitable but enjoyable for the people who choose to live there lives in or simply experience Bristol?
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July 1st 2007 was a momentous day for pubs in Britain. It was the day that the indoor smoking ban was placed on England. Many people said the ban would be the death of the Great British pub. After nearly one year people have had time to adjust to the smoking ban so I went out to interview Dave Haile, assistant manager of The Star in Kingswood to get his views on the smoking ban, one year on and how The Star is coping with the smoking ban