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Silverline Cars – about us

Silverline Cars website is all our own work. Having done some recent research on internet search engines we thought it was worth making the following observations. When you call Silverline Cars you are speaking to one of our Staff. We own our vehicles and employ our drivers.

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Bristol Airport – a brief history

Bristol Airport is situated at Lulsgate Bottom, North Somerset. It is approximately 8.5 miles from the City Centre of Bristol. Bristol Airport which was formerly known as Lulsgate Airport, has a runway that measures 6,598 feet or 2.011 miles in length The Airport continues to grow, and

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Goodbye Gromit and thanks for a grand summer

HE brought hundreds of thousands of visitors flocking to Bristol and put the city on the international map – but after ten glorious weeks Gromit waved goodbye to the city centre. The giant dogs that proved such a hit over the long hot summer had all disappeared from

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Bristol set to spend £8m on city cycleways

MAYOR George Ferguson is expected to press ahead next week with improved cycle paths in the city centre – including the first stretches of Dutch-style segregated cycle ways. The move follows an £11 million grant from the Government towards the project, which also includes improvements in other parts of

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Highwood Road closure look inevitable

SOUTH Gloucestershire councillors look set to agree the permanent closure of Highwood Road, a stretch of dual carriageway in Patchway. They will be told at a meeting next Wednesday that extending the experimental closure beyond April 14 next year is not an option. Residents and councillors during

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Call for Bristol city centre bridges to be closed to cars

A PLANNING and transport expert believes that Bristol’s city centre could be “opened up” to pedestrians by closing four bridges which span the Floating Harbour. Steve Melia, a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England, said research shows that restricting through traffic in city

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Fire at Portishead police firearms training centre causing traffic chaos

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a new firearms training centre near Bristol. The facility at Black Rock Quarry in Portishead, which will eventually be used by Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Wiltshire Police, is still being built. A passing police officer travelling on nearby

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ThE battle for Highwood Road

THE battle for Highwood Road will be taken back to a council after hundreds of angry residents turned up for a protest meeting in Patchway. The attendance was so high – between 250-300 people – that the original venue in Coniston Road community centre was abandoned and

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Bristol fashion: From Brunel to Banksy, this West Country city has it all

SAILING boats and barges sit quietly on the water, glass-fronted restaurants overlook a modern, redeveloped harbour, joggers pass along the quayside. It is a vision of Continental charm and glamour. The harbour lies at the centre of Bristol’s bustling harbourside area This is not Hamburg or Copenhagen

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Traffic Chaos in Bristol

An accident involving a tanker and a lorry has closed part of the A4174 Ring Road at Downend causing traffic chaos. At one stage the entire eastbound carriageway was closed between the Bromley Heath and Wick Wick roundabouts. A total of three vehicles, including the tanker and

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