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Burford Burford is a picturesque Market Town on the river Windrush in the Cotswold hills in Oxfordshire. Oxford City is less than 20 miles away. The name Burford comes from the old English words Burh, meaning fortified town and Ford which means the crossing of a river.

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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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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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‘The most beautiful village in the Cotswolds’

Bibury is situated on the River Coln in the county of Gloucestershire, the market town of Burford is 9 miles away. Bibury is probably the nearest you will get to the image that most people have of the Cotswolds. The river Coln passes through the village and

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