News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • A third of lorries on the A4 found with defects

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    Three years after the horrific lorry crash in Weston village which killed a child and three adults, recent spot checks on the A4 outside Bath revealed that a third of lorries stopped were defective. In a day of action last …

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  • ‘Unprovoked’ attack leaves man with fractured eye socket and broken wrist

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which left a man with a fractured eye socket and broken wrist. The victim was walking along Emersons Green Lane away from The Lamb Inn at Mangotsfield at about 9pm on Sunday …

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  • Police seize machete and knives after incident in Keynsham

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    Police seized a machete and two knives along with other items after an incident in Keynsham. Officers and paramedics were called to reports of a disturbance yesterday at about 4pm in Amberley Close. Shortly afterwards a man was arrested on …

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  • Keynsham school bus service saved – for now

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    South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company has lifted its threat to cancel the 432 service to Wellsway School and the IKB Academy in Keynsham because of anti-social behaviour on the bus by a small minority of students. The announcement today …

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  • Appeal for witnesses after man is robbed in Hanham

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    Police are appealing for information after a 24-year-old man was robbed shortly after getting off a bus in Hanham in the early hours of Sunday. The victim got off the No 44 bus in Whittucks Road at about 2.50am and …

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  • Coach company cancels school service because of poor behaviour

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    A school bus service is being cancelled from Thursday because of the poor behaviour of a minority of students. It is understood that over 50 students from Longwell Green, North Common, Oldland Common and Willsbridge rely on the 432 service …

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  • Weapon used to damage clothes shop window in Staple Hill

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    Police are investigating an attack on a clothes shop in Staple Hill in which a man used a weapon to damage the window. The incident happened at about 12.20am today at Vintage Vinnies in High Street. Police officers and crime …

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  • Council apologises as it announces delay in lifting contraflow on Bromley Heath Viaduct

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    The original end date of March for the contraflow to be lifted on the A4174 ring road at Bromley Heath is being extended to the end of April. Preparatory work to repair and strengthen the southern Bromley Heath Viaduct started …

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  • North East Somerset Jacob Rees-Mogg targeted by protesters at student event at Frenchay

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    North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was caught up in violent scenes at the University of the West of England’s  Frenchay campus tonight. Protestors walked in and tried to stop him from speaking at a student event. According to the …

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  • Robbers armed with rocks threaten staff at Keynsham Co-op

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    Police are investigating a robbery at the Co-op store on Queens Road, Keynsham, at about 11pm on Monday in which two men armed with rocks threatened staff before making off in the direction of Tenby Road with a quantity of …

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