News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Life-saving defibrillator is stolen from Mangotsfield

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    A £3,000 life-saving defibrillator which the Mangotsfield community pulled together to fund has been stolen, police said today. The public access machine was installed on the wall outside the Salutation pub in St James’ Place in February 2017. The pub …

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  • South Glos Tories choose a new leader as Matthew Riddle announces he is standing down

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    The leader of South Glos Council is to stand down on Wednesday, with his deputy backed to lead the new administration. Conservative Matthew Riddle, who represents Severn Ward, says that with local elections a year away, he is not seeking …

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  • Court fines issued following Blue Badge fraud in Bristol

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    Two women who used their relatives’ disabled parking badges have admitted fraudulent use and been fined today at Bristol Magistrates’  Court. Maxine Castle, 48, of Sandholme Road, Brislington, and Mary Gomm, 65, of Pooles Wharf Court, Clifton, pleaded guilty to …

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  • This man is wanted by the police in connection with a burglary in Keynsham

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    Have you seen Daniel Milburn? Police want to talk to the 33-year-old in connection with a burglary in Keynsham. He is described as white and has stubble and shaved/ receding brown hair. Milburn has links to the South Wales area. If …

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  • Police dog sniffs out suspected cannabis during drugs raid in Emersons Green

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    A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply after officers searched a house in Emersons Green. The warrant in Colliers Break was carried out at 3pm on Wednesday by neighbourhood and response officers, volunteer Special …

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  • Man arrested over burglaries after policeman spots stolen car in Kingswood

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      Police today said they have arrested a man in St George and recovered a stolen car following burglaries in Warmley and Montpelier in Bristol. Kingswood Neighbourhood PC Stuart Mathias was patrolling in Kennard Road in Kingswood when he spotted …

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  • Princess Anne’s visit to The Chocolate Quarter in pictures

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  • Princess Anne to open The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham tomorrow

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    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be in Keynsham tomorrow to officially open The Chocolate Quarter. To mark the grand opening, she will be given a private tour of the site by the chief executive of the St Monica …

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  • Pair jailed for series of burglaries in Emersons Green, including the village hall

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    Two burglars have been jailed today after being convicted of a series of offences in Emersons Green earlier this year, including a break-in at the village hall. Craig Walters, 35, of Ashley Road, Bristol, and Lee Hucker, 32, of The …

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  • Former choir master jailed for sexual abuse offences

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    A 68-year-old former choir master from Warmley who sexually abused two boys has been jailed for eight-and-half years. Richard Lucas, of Victoria Road, was convicted of 11 counts of indecent assault on two boys. The offences happened in the 1980s …

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