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Museum pulls in 250,000 people in just 4 months


Bristol's new museum, M Shed, has attraced 250,000 visitors since it opened less than four months ago.  Julie Finch, head of Bristol's museums and archives, said: "This is absolutely fantastic news.  M shed has been a huge, huge success and the visitor numbers are a testament to all the hard work prior to opening."


Source: Bristol Evening Post 7 October 2011





See No Evil - street art spectacular hailed as huge success


A street art project in a run-down area of Bristol city centre has been hailed a big success.  The See No Evil project saw dozens of the biggest name street artists in the world come to Nelson Street in August.   They painted dozens of huge murals over a number of buildings in the street, with the aim of creating Bristol's next tourist attraction.


Source: Bristol Evening Post 19 September 2011



Great Western Ambulance Service 'praised'


Bristol's ambulance crews are among the best in the country in their response to patients with heart attacks and strokes, figures show. 


Figures for April 2011, show that Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS) was among the best performing.


Source: Bristol Evening Post 19 September 2011



Concert venue scoops Access For All award for going extra mile


Bristol's Colston Hall has been awarded Silver at a national tourism award ceremony.  It won the prize in the Access for All category, which highlights attractions that go the extra mile to ensure their facilities are accessible to all.


The judges praised the hall for its high standards of customer service, commitment to sustainability and know-how and enthusiasm to welcome people of all abilities.


Source:  Bristol Evening Post 18 April 2011


City's record on helping refugees earns award


Bristol has been awarded the title of a City of Sanctuary - one of five in the UK - for its work welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into the Community.


June Burrough, the chairwoman of City of Sanctuary Bristol, said "offering sanctuary is not new to Bristol as we have often welcomed people here in the past, but as our world becomes ever more unstable, it is really important for us to continue that tradition with open arms and compassion towards those who have been persecuted."


Source: Bristol Evening Post 5 March 2011




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