Back Issues in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

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    Issue 441 – 22 Sep 2016

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    After the sudden death last year of young Keynsham mum Kirsty Bridges, her family has now discovered that money raised for a memorial park bench has also disappeared. A young man from Staple Hill receives a bravery award from Wiltshire …

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    Issue 440 – 15 Sept 2016

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    First MD James Freeman hits back at local councils which, he says, are the ones responsible for providing bus services. South Glos Council commits to spending £400,000 to save £500,000 from its libraries budget and the Tour of Britain cycle …

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    Issue 439 – 08 Sep 2016

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    A surprise decision by First means there is now a free off-peak shuttle bus running around the Park Estate to connect with services from Keynsham to Bristol and Bath. Campaigners are questioning the legality of South Gloucestershire’s library policy.  After …

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    Issue 438 – 01 Sep 2016

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    The former head of the Tynings school in Staple Hill is jailed after admitting secretly filming children and adults in the toilets. There’s more good news on the buses as plans to axe some routes are put on hold. Kingswood …

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    Issue 437 – 25 Aug 2016

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    Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils step in to protect vital bus services but B&NES declines an offer to help the Chandag Estate. There are concerns that upgrading the swimming pool will form no part of the Keynsham Leisure Centre regeneration …

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    Issue 436 – 18 Aug 2016

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    First MD James Freeman gets a rough ride from local residents who will lose their bus services from next month. Results from last month’s traffic survey on Park Road in Keynsham record almost 40,000 car journeys – two-thirds of which are …

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    Issue 435 – 11 Aug 2016

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    Anger continues to mount against First over its bus cuts and MD James Freeman is due to attend a public meeting in Kingswood. Time is running out for a Saltford children’s charity which is desperately seeking funding to keep going …

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    Issue 434 – 04 Aug 2016

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    There’s more fall-out from First’s planned bus cuts in the area and accusations that “privatised public transport” has failed the community once more. Students from Wellsway School in Keynsham got more than they bargained for on an end of term …

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    Issue 433 – 28 Jul 2016

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    Anger grows as the full extent of First’s latest rounds of bus cuts begins to filter through. Communities in Keynsham, Oldland and North Common risk being isolated amid claims that promised consultation on local routes never took place. Ashley Yates, …

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    Issue 432 – 21 Jul 2016

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    The Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle sees Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore appointed a Junior Minister at the Cabinet Office. First announce more service cuts, this time removing the 17a through Willsbridge and Oldland and over 1000 people sign a petition against …

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