Back Issues in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Issue 284 – 29 Aug 2013

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    Workers at a tobacco packaging firm in Warmley are concerned for their jobs if the EU adopts strict new laws on plain cigarette labelling and have written to their MEPs. Reaction to the proposed public art piece for Keynsham town …

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  • Issue 283 – 22 Aug 2013

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    80 families were evacuated from their homes in Warmley on Saturday night after suspected bomb making material was discovered in a garden shed.  A man was later arrested.  A row has broken out in Keynsham over proposals for the public …

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  • Issue 282 – 15 Aug 2013

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    B&NES Council offers local businesses the chance to run the cafe in the new Civic Centre development rent free – and then discovers it is not legally allowed to do so. North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tries to distance …

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  • Issue 281 – 8 Aug 2013

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    Three quarters of respondents to our survey on Keynsham High Street said they would like to see it pedestrianised, although many made the case for this to be day time only. Residents in Siston are angry at plans to take …

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  • Issue 280 – 1 Aug 2013

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    B&NES Council tells residents living close to the K2 Meadows site that the planning permission cannot be challenged and there is insufficient evidence to prosecute any breach. The Cabot Learning Federation steps in to run the troubled Grange School in …

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  • Issue 279 – 25 July 2013

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    An air pistol, cannabis and a dog, believed to be a banned breed, were all seized from an address in Keynsham during a police day of action last week. Funding for a new primary school and enlargement of other ones …

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  • Issue 278 – 18 July 2013

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    Avon Fire Brigade’s HQ looks like it will move to Keynsham as part of the service reorganisation and budget cuts.  Plans for a new station near Hicks Gate are to be pursued while Speedwell Station will close and merge with …

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  • Issue 277 – 11 July 2013

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    2 hour free parking is introduced at Keynsham but nobody bothered about putting signs up to tell motorists.  Planners say ‘no’ to Costa Coffee but its pavement tables and chairs aren’t taken away.  Staple Hill residents welcome plans for retirement …

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  • Issue 276 – 04 July 2013

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    Free short term parking in Keynsham looks set to start next week. There are continuing reports of women joggers being pestered on the Bristol to Bath cycle path and Gromit drops into Staple Hill to unveil the refurbished Fountain Square. …

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  • Issue 275 – 27 June 2013

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    Mystery surrounds how drawings attached to Taylor Wimpey’s planning application at K2 were changed as the planning officer responsible for the case leaves his job. Barratt Homes have been confirmed as developer for the other half of K2 – off …

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