News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Gymnast and Strictly star Claudia officially opens refurbished leisure centre

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       Olympic gymnast, star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and local girl Claudia Fragapane today cut the ribbon to officially open the redeveloped leisure centre in Longwell Green following a £1.5m investment. The improvements at the newly named Longwell Green …

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  • Co-operative Bank to axe Kingswood branch in latest round of closures

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    The six councillors who represent Kingswood are calling on the Co-operative Bank to reverse its decision to close its branch on Regent Street. The branch is one of 27 closures announced by the Co-op this week. The Co-op Bank says …

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  • Appeal after Fishponds pensioner is mugged

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a 79-year-old woman was pushed to the ground and had her bag stolen in Fishponds. It happened at about 4pm on Wednesday 17th January as she was walking along Lawn Road. The …

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  • Shock plans for power plant in conservation village

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    EXCLUSIVE Plans to build a gas-fuelled power plant in a field at Beach – a protected conservation area that sits in the Green Belt and Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – have been met with shock. Local people learned …

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