News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Girl who went missing after party in Kingswood is found safe in London

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    Police say that teenager Bobbie Ayres, who went missing after a party in Kingswood on Saturday night has been found safe. It had been know that the 18-year-old caught a taxi into Bristol city centre after the party but then …

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  • Eight firefighters tackle blaze in Woollard

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    Eight firefighters tackled a blaze in Publow Lane at Woollard. Crews from Keynsham, Kingswood, Brislington, Chew Magna and Bedminster were called out to the fire which had broken out in a single-storey building being used for storage. Wearing breathing apparatus …

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  • First foodstore to open in South Glos in response to urgent need

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            A foodstore is to be set up in Cadbury Heath – the first in South Gloucestershire – and the charity behind it says there is an urgent need for one in other parts of the district, including …

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  • Six cars destroyed in inferno at Longwell Green

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    Six cars went up in flames at the Gallagher Retail Park in Longwell Green this afternoon. Some of the fuel tanks exploded and witnesses reported seeing flames shooting at least 20ft high. Two fire engines tackled the fire and nearby …

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  • 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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