News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Barn fire in Wick

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    Firefighters have been tackling a barn blaze in Wick tonight. The A420 was closed for a time and police were diverting traffic after four fire engines were sent to put out the blaze at a farm at the top of …

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  • Doynton pub closes

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    The Cross House at Doynton closed suddenly last week.  A notice on the door blamed the closure on financial difficulties. Enterprise Inns, the owners, are currently trying to resolve the problem with the tenant. If that is not possible it …

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  • Baby-Sitting Warning

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    B&NES Council has warned parents regarding babysitting adverts displayed in newsagents throughout Somerset. The concern has been with adverts for babysitting, which have turned out to be a method of making contact with a young person potentially for grooming purposes. …

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  • Sex attack in Warmley

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was picked up in a car in Kingswood and was then taken to Warmley where she was sexually assaulted. The incident occurred on Saturday 29th June at around 1.30am. An Avon & …

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  • Jobs boost as car repair company plans relocation to Warmley

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    Ten new jobs are set to be created over the next 12 months by car repair business WBC Automotive which is relocating from Fishponds to a cleared industrial site in Warmley. Property consultants Alder King negotiated the first pre-sale on …

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  • Teenager arrested after assault outside Kingswood kebab shop

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    A teenager has been arrested following an assault in Kingswood town centre at the weekend which left a man in his 20s with a serious facial injury. The assault took place at around 3.45am on Saturday, 6th July outside the …

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  • Free Parking in Keynsham … as long as you know where to find it!

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    As reported in last week’s issue, The Labbott Car Park behind Temple Street is now free for two hours.  The move follows concerted efforts by traders, residents and politicians to make B&NES Council listen to local opinion, having steadfastly refused …

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  • Plans to turn Staple Hill police station into retirement apartments are welcomed

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    Plans to turn Staple Hill police station site into more than 40 retirement apartments have been welcomed by the community, say developers McCarthy & Stone. The new development of one- and two-bedroom ‘Later Living’ retirement apartments for the over-60s is …

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  • Flower festival at village church

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    Shortwood Methodist Church is holding a flower festival this weekend. The little church on Main Road  is overflowing with flowers including lilies, carnations, gerbera and roses. Here Dorothy a member of the congregation, admires some of the blooms

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  • Satish Kumar brings his simple message to Keynsham

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    The peace and environment activist Satish Kumar delivered his powerful ‘Live Simply’ message to an audience of more than 200 people in Keynsham last night. Mr Kumar, a former Jain monk, who in his youth was inspired by the life …

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