News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Man injured during incident in Lyde Green dies in hospital

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    A 43-year-old man left in a serious condition following an incident in Lyde Green, Bristol, has died in hospital. Craig Wiltshire, from South Gloucestershire, was taken to hospital following an incident in Willowherb Road in the early hours of Wednesday …

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  • Police search in Gibraltar for missing Kingswood sailor

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    The investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a young Kingswood sailor more than 30 years ago has led officers back to Gibraltar this week. Following new information, a specialist team has flown over in an effort to find out what …

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  • Controversial McDonald’s Drive-Thru finally opens in Fishponds

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    Five years after protesters first took to the streets to oppose McDonald’s plans for a Drive-Thru restaurant on Fishponds Road, the store finally opened yesterday. The campaign group NoMacInF said on Twitter: “We fought hard against McDs, but money speaks …

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  • Hanham trader Nicola is star of Visa advert

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    Nicola Bartlett, who founded Eclectic Gift Shop in Hanham High Street, is the star of Visa’s advertising campaign encouraging everyone to shop independent this Christmas. Eclectic was founded in 2017 by Nicola and provides an outlet for the best of Bristol’s …

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  • Three arrests as assault inquiry continues

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    Police tonight said they are continuing to appeal for witnesses following an incident in Lyde Green which left a man in a critical condition in hospital. Officers were called to Willowherb Road at 1.42am to a report of a man …

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  • Man in intensive care and another arrested after incident in Lyde Green

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    A man is in intensive care in hospital following an incident in Willowherb Road in Lyde Green in the early hours of today. Police were called at 1.42am to a report of a man having been detained by a member …

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  • Christmas gift swap at Keynsham café

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    Temple Street Canteen in Keynsham is running a children’s toy and clothes swap for people keen to save money or reduce waste by reusing and recycling. The event runs from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December. To take part you …

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