News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham school’s headteacher tests positive for coronavirus

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    The principal of IKB Academy in Keynsham has tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter to parents yesterday, Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, said that Danny Wilkinson experienced some symptoms at the weekend and has been isolating …

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  • Hate crime investigation after Swastika symbol is sprayed on car in Kingswood

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    Police are asking for help with an investigation into a Swastika symbol being spray-painted on to a vehicle in Kingswood this week. They received a call from a third party on Monday to reports of suspected criminal damage to a …

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  • Witness appeal following road rage incident on M32

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident on the slip road exiting the M32 at Hambrook. It happened at about 10.30pm on Tuesday. Two women were travelling onto the slip road when a man behind them driving …

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  • Air quality scam alert in B&NES

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    B&NES Council’s Trading Standards department says it has been made aware of a potential scam. People are calling residents claiming to be from the council’s ‘Clean Air & Environmental Department’ and asking for entry to homes to check air quality. …

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  • E-scooter operator announced for West of England trial scheme

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    Residents and visitors will soon be able to get around the West of England on e-scooters after Regional Mayor Tim Bowles announced the name of the company appointed to deliver the region’s e-scooter trials. It’s been announced today that Voi …

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  • University of the West of England to host South Gloucestershire’s first COVID-19 community testing centre

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    The first coronavirus testing facility is set to open in South Gloucestershire tomorrow. The centre has been set up at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay Campus and incorporates a drive-through testing for residents and a walk-through service …

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  • Raiders wielding screwdriver and hammer target Saltford shopkeepers

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    Saltford’s newsagents have been held up in their home by intruders brandishing a screwdriver and hammer who demanded cash and gold. Prakash and Bhavina Patel run Saltford News on the corner of Bath Road and Rodney Road, and live above …

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  • Tesco applies to extend opening hours at its Keynsham store

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    Tesco has applied to Bath & North East Somerset Council to extend the opening hours of its Keynsham store by two hours a day, six days a week. The retailer wants to remain open until 10pm from Monday to Saturday, …

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  • Plans for 46 flats on car dealership site in Fishponds

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    Plans have been lodged with Bristol City Council for a mixed use redevelopment including 46 flats on a car dealership site in Fishponds. The site sits on the corner of the junction of Fishponds Road (the A432) and Lodge Causeway …

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  • Changes to the planning system

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    Here are the links to the two Government White Papers referred to in recent issues of The Week In. Planning system final version Planning for the future    

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