News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Ancient tree and churchyard wall come crashing down

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    Following days of heavy rain, an 800-year-old yew tree at St Anne’s Church in Oldland Common came crashing down yesterday, taking with it part of the high wall that surrounds the churchyard and some graves. The St Anne’s Facebook page …

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  • Shock at ‘privatisation’ of Keynsham Post Office

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    Workers at three Crown post offices including the one in Keynsham High Street have this week been told that an independent franchise partner is taking over from April. The Post Office announced yesterday that the branch will be operated by  …

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  • First boss apologises for ‘appalling’ disruption and says £230m public investment in metrobus is being ‘wasted’

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    The Managing Director at First West of England, James Freeman, has tonight offered an apology to customers in an open letter addressing recent bus service disruptions and traffic congestion in the Bristol area. In it he describes recent delays as …

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  • CCTV appeal after stolen bank cards are used in Keynsham

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    Police investigating the theft of an 81-year-old woman’s purse are keen to trace the three people in these CCTV images released today. The theft happened in Yate Shopping Centre between midday and 1pm on Wednesday 27th November. Later the same …

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  • Plans for Keynsham High Street to go on show

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    B&NES Council is putting its plans for the future appearance of Keynsham High Street on show later this month. Following a preview event for invited businesses and residents on Thursday 23rd January an exhibition of the proposed designs will be …

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  • CCTV images released in Kingswood robbery inquiry

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    Police have today issued images of clothing worn by two people they want to identify in connection with a robbery at a store in Kingswood last month. At about 6.20am on Monday 16th December, two people went into Central Convenience …

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  • Teenagers arrested after bike thefts

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    Police arrested three teenagers in connection with a significant number of bike thefts in the region over the last 12 months. A 16-year-old from Staple Hill, a 16-year-old from St George and a 17-year-old from Speedwell, were arrested early on …

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  • Keynsham postal workers call off Christmas strike

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    Planned walk outs at Keynsham sorting office for the 23rd and 24th December have been called off. The threatened action was in support of an employee who workers believed had been dismissed unfairly but talks are now continuing with the …

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  • Keynsham postal workers to strike before Christmas

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    Postal services in the BS31 area face disruption prior to Christmas after staff announced they would be walking out on Monday 23rd December and Christmas Eve in support of a sacked colleague. According to the CWU Communications Union, Paul Hollow, …

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  • Village raises funds for defibrillator after pub regular dies

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    A defibrillator has been installed outside the White Hart in Bitton in memory of a pub regular who suffered a heart attack and died. Ian Cook had been on a night out with his wife Judith and friends at the …

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