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Where? Bristol is 'an exciting city, overflowing with intriguing, traditional and occasionally off-the-wall things to do and see ­ the surrounding coast and countryside are all within easy reach of the vibrant city centre'. (Visit Bristol)

Could be anywhere. What's so special about it?

In its bid to be European City of Culture in 2008, Bristol played on its mix of slave-financed heritage and winning attractions like the world's largest helicopter museum.

Work? There are a total of 61 practices and 298 GP principals within Bristol North and Bristol South and West PCTs.

Homes? £209, 000 for a 1930s end terrace with four 'oversized' bedrooms, carport and double garage.

Schools? Bristol's schools were ranked second from the bottom in the last Government league tables. Less then a third of pupils get five A*-C grades at GCSE.

Leisure? Harbour-side location, Cheddar Gorge, historic buildings and plenty of museums.

Famous residents Hollywood heartthrob Cary Grant (nee Archibald Leach), engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Anything else? Bristol boasts one of the 'best smoking cessation services in the country' with 200 trained advisers; Only Fools and Horses is also filmed there.

From the local press: The city council spent £100,000 on taxis to deliver meals on wheels to elderly people last year, another £300,000 was spent on vans with heated shelves, which will no longer be needed if the meals-on-wheels service is scrapped.

Bristol Evening News, January 31

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