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Halloween attack: Bristol doctor stabbed nine times in 'terrifying' ordeal

BBC News Friday, 23 October 2020
The ordeal of Dr Adam Towler was "the stuff of which horror movies are made," a court is told.
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Reggae singing Bristol bus driver a hit with passengers

Roger Brady has been at the wheel for a decade but is now picking up the microphone.
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Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies [Video]

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies

Dave Prowse, the Bristol actor who played Darth Vader in the original StarWars trilogy, has died aged 85. The weightlifter-turned-actor, who also earnedan MBE for playing the Green Cross Code Man to promote road safety, died aftera short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said in a Facebook post.

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Mayors react to Tier 3 rules in Bristol and Birmingham [Video]

Mayors react to Tier 3 rules in Bristol and Birmingham

Mayors responsible for two of England's biggest cities respond to news thattheir areas will be under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from December 2.Marvin Rees is the mayor of Bristol, while Andy Street is West Midlands mayor.

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Kyle Sinckler: Bristol's England prop says he has played at just 20% for Bears

England prop Kyle Sinckler says he is back near full power after admitting that he has not been at his best since joining Bristol this summer.
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People following meatless diet may be at higher risk of bone fractures [Video]

People following meatless diet may be at higher risk of bone fractures

While following a vegetarian diet can be healthy, it has to be ensured that enough important nutrients like calcium, B12 vitamin, zinc, iron are included in the diet as it can increase the risk of bone fractures for people following a meatless diet. According to a study published in the open-access journal of BMC (BIOMED CENTRAL), people who follow a vegan diet, vegetarians, and people who ate fish but not meat lacked calcium and protein required by the body and had a 43 per cent higher risk of bone fractures (total) as well as higher risks of site-specific fractures of the hips, legs, and vertebrae, compared with people who ate meat. A team of researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, UK analysed data from nearly 55,000 people in the EPIC-Oxford study, who were recruited between 1993 and 2001, many of whom do not eat meat. They were observed over a period of time to understand how certain factors like diet may affect certain outcomes including fracture risk. While assembling the whole observations, the researchers reported total of 3,941 fractures, including 566 arms, 889 wrists, 945 hips, 366 legs, 520 ankles, and 467 fractures at other main sites (clavicle, ribs and vertebrae). On the whole, more studies would be required including different populations from different regions, as well as cohorts with a certain proportion of men and women to explore possible differences causing the risk.

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