Back Issues in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Issue 518 – 28 Mar 2018

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    Tributes are paid to 22-year-old Luke Allen from Keynsham who died after a fall at work. Four years after Sir Bernard Lovell School in Oldland Common was rated inadequate, Ofsted inspectors say that improvement is still required. Speed tables are …

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  • Issue 517 – 21 Mar 2017

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    Plans for an adventure mini-golf course on the A4 at Saltford have been met with local opposition, as have plans for eight homes at Bridge House Farm on Siston Common. A Kingswood-based foodbank is struggling to keep up with demand …

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  • Issue 516 – 14 Mar 2018

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    New Look stores in Keynsham and Kingswood are to close as the fashion retailer struggles to avoid going into administration.  South Gloucestershire Council formally adopts the Lyde Green option for the proposed M4 junction but is lambasted for its handling …

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  • Issue 515 – 07 Mar 2018

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    South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet will consider a report next week which recommends Emersons Green as the preferred location for a new M4 motorway junction. Improvements to CCTV coverage in Keynsham will be complete ‘within 6 weeks’ promises B&NES Council and …

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  • Issue 514 – 28 Feb 2018

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    Keynsham unites against anti-social behaviour. More car parking woes at Somerdale and a fly-tipper is fined £7,000 for dumping waste in fields to the south of the town. South Gloucestershire Council has been told to speed up improvements to its …

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  • Issue 513 – 21 Feb 2018

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    The company operating the car park at Somerdale has come in for criticism over its penalty charge notices. A new chapter looks about to begin for Saltford Library which may well have a post office run by the community as …

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  • Issue 512 – 14 Feb 2018

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    The Keynsham school bus service is reprieved for now after it was suspended due to anti-social behaviour on board. Our three local councils each agree on their council tax rises for next year while B&NES out-of-hours GP service comes in …

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  • Issue 511 – 07 Feb 2018

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    Plans for new houses but no car park at Hanham following Tesco’s reversal on the old Kleeneze factory site. South Gloucestershire Council apologises as the Bromley Heath contraflow remains in place for a further month. And there’s concern in Longwell …

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  • Issue 510 – 31st January 2018

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    Following NatWest’s decision to close branches in Keynsham and Hanham, the Co-operative Bank this week decided to withdraw from Kingswood. There’s been severe reaction locally to plans for a back-up power plant at Beach while a Keynsham pub has been …

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  • Issue 509 – 24 Jan 2018

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    Keynsham residents are being asked for their views on the one-way system – just as details are confirmed of temporary road closures around Somerdale for the next 3 months. Plans for a gas power plant in Beach have annoyed local …

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