News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Hydro-electric scheme planned at Netham Weir

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    Plans to develop a small hydro-electric scheme at Netham Weir have been revealed. The scheme would generate enough electricity for around 260 homes. If consent is granted by Bristol City Council, it would be community owned, with a public share …

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  • 300 people at meeting urged to voice their anger at Whitchurch Village housing and link road plans

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    Around 300 people packed into the Royal British Legion Club in Whitchurch Village last night for a public meeting about plans for 2,500 homes on Green Belt in the area. As well as people from the village, there were people …

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  • Huge rainstorm sees water cascade into school’s library

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    Massive damage was caused to a Downend school’s library after torrential rain cascaded through the roof yesterday. Pupils were working in the library at Christ Church Junior School in Pendennis Road when the downpour came shortly before 3pm. They were …

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  • Tip-offs help police catch suspected thief in Fishponds

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    A man is in custody today after being arrested on suspicion of theft from a van in Fishponds. Patrolling officers were flagged down just after 4.15am in Redhill Drive by a man on his way to work. He reported seeing …

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  • Bus disruption during Keynsham lights switch-on

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    Bus passengers are warned of delays and disruption of services this coming Friday (30th November) with Keynsham High Street closed for the annual winter festival. High Street and part of Temple Street (from Iceland to Carpenters Lane) will close to …

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  • B&NES Local Plan Consultation

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    B&NES Council is currently consulting on updates to its Local Plan to 2036. This includes new housing and a link road to the north of Keynsham, a ‘garden suburb and park and ride facility at Whitchurch as well as a …

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  • Top band Razorlight wow Keynsham fans

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    Razorlight, one of the biggest names to ever perform at The Space in Keynsham, treated fans to an acoustic set featuring both old and new songs on Saturday afternoon. The top indie rock band also signed copies of their long-awaited …

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  • Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust announces plan to close one of its schools

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    The Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust has today announced “with much sadness” that, following its request, the Secretary of State for Education has granted a ‘decision in principle’ to close The Bath Studio School by mutual consent. There will now be a …

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  • ‘Malicious’ arson attack on football club

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    A fire late yesterday afternoon at Blackhorse Sports & Community Pavilion, home of Mangotsfield Junior FC and AFC Mangotsfield, is being treated as arson. Within hours of the fire, Colin Sutton, the chairman of Mangotsfield JFC and a trustee of …

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  • Meet Razorlight when they stage Keynsham gig this weekend

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    Indie rock band Razorlight will be performing in Keynsham this weekend to celebrate the launch of their new album. The band, best known for topping the charts with the 2006 single America, will be at The Space in Market Walk …

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