News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Shake-up of parking and waiting restrictions in Staple Hill town centre

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    Plans to make it easier for shoppers to find a place to park in Staple Hill town centre have been unveiled. The review of waiting restrictions and parking in the Broad Street and High Street area also aims to improve …

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  • Cause of severe blaze in Kingswood ‘accidental’

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    Firefighters were called out to Charlton Road in Kingswood to tackle a severe blaze in a vehicle spray painting workshop. Six fire engines were sent to the scene yesterday afternoon and three firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three jets and …

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  • River Avon at heart of redevelopment hopes

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    Plans for a new 306-berth leisure marina in Keynsham were unveiled to people in the town last week. The “seven-figure” scheme for a site at Broad Mead, just along the river from Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, has been drawn …

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  • Celebrations as Warmley Signal Box reopens

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    The newly refurbished Warmley Signal Box was officially opened at a special ceremony today. Blowing his whistle and waving a green flag to declare the box open was Graham Darby, one of the last signalmen who worked at the box. …

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  • Missing schoolgirl found safe

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    A teenage girl missing from her home in Cadbury Heath was found safe and well late last night. Police had appealed  for the public’s help in finding 15-year-old Charli Watkins.

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  • Hundreds soak up the Bank Holiday Monday sunshine at the Kelston Village Fete

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    Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Kelston Village Fete today which took place in glorious sunshine. There was live music from Hot Dog Jackson, and entertainment from jugglers, acrobats and fire-eaters. The crowds also enjoyed TaeKwonDo demonstrations, and there …

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  • Kingswood Community Pub of the Year 2013

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore has chosen the Cherry Tree in Oldland Common as this year’s best community pub. The well-known landmark has seen an extraordinary turn around in fortunes since landlord Steve Lippett took over just 12 months ago. His …

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  • Youngsters praised for their hard work sprucing up Cadbury Heath and Barrs Court

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    Youngsters in the Barrs Court and Cadbury Heath area have been praised for doing work to improve their community. Neighbourhood police teamed up with the Juice Community Centre and The Grange School & Sports College to help the youngsters, who …

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  • GCSE results the ‘best ever’ in South Gloucestershire

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      GCSE results in South Gloucestershire are the best ever for attaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths. Despite national reports of an overall decline in A*-C grades nationally, the provisional figure for South Gloucestershire is 57 …

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  • Driver cut free after three-lorry crash at Downend

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    A driver had a lucky escape when his waste lorry was involved in a three-vehicle collision on the ring road in Downend. The vehicle collided with the back of a supermarket HGV, which in turn collided with a third HGV …

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