Bradley Stoke Journal’s “Battle of the Bowls” story sparks national media frenzy

Posted on Wednesday 23rd April 2008 at 9:22 pm by SH (Editor)

Police Question Bowlers at Baileys Court

Sunday’s dramatic events at Baileys Court bowling green, reported first here on the Bradley Stoke Journal have sparked a hurge surge of interest from the local, regional and national media. The Journal’s exclusive photos [album, slideshow] of the stand-off between bowlers and police officers have been a key factor in the momentum behind the story.

Once things have quietened down, we will be compiling a comprehensive review of the media coverage. In the meantime, here is a summary of the reports we know about:


  • Radio Bristol – on-site reports in the breakfast programme
  • Bristol Evening Post – front page, inside page plus editorial comment (*) & online
  • Western Daily Press – front page, two inside pages plus editorial comment (*) & online
  • ITV West News – TV feature (*) & online (*)
  • BBC Points West – TV feature (*) & online (*)


  • BBC Radio 2
  • BBC Radio 4
  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Daily Express – print (*) & online
  • Daily Mirror – print (*) & online
  • Daily Mail (*) – print (*) & online (*)
  • Daily Telegraph – online
  • London Evening Standard – online (*)

Items marked (*) make use of exclusive photos supplied by The Bradley Stoke Journal.

Please let us know if you have seen coverage of the story elsewhere.

Read all the “Battle of the Bowls” stories here on The Bradley Stoke Journal.

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