News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Suspected ‘county lines’ drug-dealer arrested in Fishponds

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    A teenager from Luton suspected of dealing Class A drugs in Bristol was arrested with another man from Fishponds yesterday. Officers saw one of the men acting suspiciously outside the home of a known user on Lodge Road in Kingswood, …

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  • Avon & Somerset police make 146 Operation Tonic arrests over festive period

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    As part of Avon & Somerset’s Operation Tonic road safety campaign, 146 people were arrested for drink and drug-driving in December. Of those arrested, 78 people have been charged and a further 40 have been released under investigation. These are …

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  • St George building firm ordered to pay more than £20,000 for breaching regulations at Emersons Green property

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    A St George-based company has been ordered by Bristol magistrates to pay more than £20,000 after South Gloucestershire Council successfully prosecuted the firm for breaching building regulations. H and B Builders Limited, based at Speedwell Road, St George was found guilty …

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  • High tides expected tomorrow morning

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    High tides are expected in Bristol tomorrow morning which might lead to flooding on low-lying roads near the river including at Crews Hole. Bristol City Council’s Highways, Traffic, Marine Services and Civil Protection Unit teams say they will be closely …

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  • Police appeal after robbery in Keynsham park

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    Police are appealing for help after a teenager was robbed of cash in Memorial Park in Keynsham. Officers are keen to identify the young man in this CCTV still from a nearby petrol station. The robbery happened between 5.30pm and …

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  • Council performs U-turn on controversial road system at Hambrook lights

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    Just two days after saying it would be keeping the controversial ban on left turns at the Hambrook junction for vehicles coming from Winterbourne during the Bromley Heath Viaduct works, South Gloucestershire Council tonight announced a U-turn. On Monday the …

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  • Launch of Christmas drink and drug drive campaign

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    Avon & Somerset police have today launched Operation Tonic, which will run until 1st January, involving high visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers. Drink/drug driving is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences, together with speeding, …

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  • Police appeal for witnesses after sex attack near the Feeder Canal

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    Police are asking for the public’s help as part of an investigation into a sexual assault which happened near the Feeder Canal on Monday afternoon. A 19-year-old woman was walking along a footpath next to the canal, between Netham Road …

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  • Hanham Woods Academy plunged into special measures

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    In a report published today, Ofsted says that Hanham Woods Academy is “Inadequate” and has placed it in special measures. The report is critical of the effectiveness of leadership and management at the 862-pupil school, as well as of the …

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  • McColl’s pulls out of Saltford Post Office relocation plans

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    The public consultation on plans to relocate Saltford Post Office has been ceased “with immediate effect” but the reason is as yet unclear. Post Office Ltd had been consulting the community on the proposed relocation from Saltford Flowers on Bath Road …

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