Bristol News Wire: Dec 5, 2012

Bringing you a round-up of the top headlines from around Bristol this morning


Home at last: A new home for Bristol’s Concorde is finally nearer to reality after BAE Systems donated a site for a new museum – and £2.4 million towards building it. The funding – £2 million cash plus £400,000 worth of professional support – is aimed at getting the Bristol Aero Collection Trust’s plans for a £13 million Bristol Aerospace Centre on the northern fringe of Filton Airfield up and running. More from The Post…

MPs back boxing to ‘turn round young people’: A cross-party group of MPs has backed grassroots boxing as a way of turning around the lives of young people. On a visit to Parliament’s closest boxing club, Fitzroy Lodge, Bristol North West MP Charlotte Leslie, who chairs the parliamentary group on boxing, said the social impact of boxing was “incredible”. More from BBC News…

Man fined over Bristol Remembrance parade disruption: A man who gatecrashed a Remembrance Sunday parade on a skateboard wearing a pink outfit and mask has apologised for causing offence. Jose Da Silveria, 38, was fined £65 and told to pay £105 in costs after admitting a public order offence. Bristol Magistrates’ Court was told Da Silveria was seen wearing striped tights, pink frilly knickers, a corset and a red and black face cover. John Roberts, defending, said the act was “not any form of protest”. More from BBC News…

Woman died after being dragged along by taxi: A pensioner who was dragged along the ground by a taxi after her bag became stuck in the door died as a result of her injuries. An inquest into the death of Maureen Harrison heard that the 72-year-old suffered a brain haemorrhage in hospital days after the incident outside her Clifton home. Coroner Maria Voisin returned a verdict of accidental death at Flax Bourton Coroner’s Court yesterday. More from The Post…

Avon and Somerset Police custody suite updates ‘run down’: The slow rate of improvements to police custody suites in the Bristol and Somerset areas has been criticised by a prison watchdog. The Chief Inspector of Prisons has raised concerns at the “run-down” condition of some centres run by Avon and Somerset Police. The report was based on an unannounced visit in the summer. Police commissioner Sue Mountstevens said the force was currently modernising its facilities. More from BBC News…

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