News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Cyclists double fundraising target in memory of Jack Boulton

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    The team of intrepid cyclists completed their gruelling challenge from Lands End to John O’Groats last week in memory of Jack Boulton and it looks like they have exceeded their fundraising target for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). Jack …

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  • Police seeks witnesses after fatal crash in Stockwood

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    A woman who died after her mobility scooter was in collision with a bus in Stockwood has been named as 75-year-old Margaret Stoltz, from Bluebell Gardens. Investigators are seeking witnesses to the accident which happened on Friday (19th July) shortly before …

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  • Sudden death of Keynsham Festival stalwart Lee Dowse

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    Organisers of this month’s Keynsham Music Festival are mourning the sudden death of Lee Dowse, who was involved with the festival for many years. A former Broadlands School pupil, Lee, who was in his mid-40s, was a well-known West Country …

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  • Pistol, cannabis and dog seized in Keynsham today

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    Fifty police officers carried out a day of action across Bath and North East Somerset today to tackle burglary, anti-social behaviour, drugs, driving and theft offences. Warrants were executed in Keynsham, Bath and Radstock and vehicle stop-checks took place on …

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  • Man, 52, arrested after police swoop on cannabis factory in Kingswood

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    Police have arrested a man after discovering suspected cannabis being grown in a flat in Kingswood. Neighbourhood officers searched the flat yesterday (Wednesday 17th July), following up on information from the community. Neighbourhood PC Nick Smart said: “We found 21 plants, …

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  • Horace Batchelor returns to Keynsham

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    Actor Roland Oliver assumes the role of Horace Batchelor in preparation for next week’s preview of Kevin Cattell’s play “An Audience with Horace Batchelor – King of Keynsham.” The one man show opens at The Brewery in Bristol at the …

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  • Sir Steve Redgrave visits Keynsham school

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    Five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave was at Wellsway School in Keynsham yesterday to promote the importance of exercise and sports in schools. The retired rower hosted a special Matalan Sporting Promise event, celebrating the great PE activities available at …

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  • 13 cars go up in flames in Kingswood

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    A fire at vehicle workshop in Kingswood in which 13 cars were torched was started deliberately. The vehicles were well alight when fire crews attended the scene in Charlton Road at 7.15pm on Sunday. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used …

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  • Fire service HQ for Keynsham and station mergers

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    Avon Fire Authority has today confirmed plans to relocate its Headquarters from Central Bristol to Keynsham and create a new Fire Station near the Avon Ring Road. The merging of existing operations will also see the closure of Speedwell Fire …

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  • Former prison officer to fight Kingswood for Labour at the next General Election

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    Former prison officer Josie Channer, pictured, has today been chosen to fight the Kingswood seat for Labour at the next General Election. A hustings took place at Cadbury Heath Hall to select the candidate who Labour hopes will oust Kingswood’s Conservative …

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