News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Man arrested after 80 homes are evacuated in Warmley bomb alert

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    Eighty homes in Warmley were evacuated after the bomb squad were called to deal with a suspicious device found in a shed in Kennmoor Close. Tonight detectives investigating yesterday’s discovery of the suspected explosive device released a suspect on bail while …

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  • Hundreds of cyclists descend on Keynsham

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    Hundreds of cyclists set off from the Fry Club at Somerdale in Keynsham early this morning for a timed ride through the Mendips. Cyclists taking part in the Wiggle Mendips Sportive could choose between the standard 61-mile route or a …

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  • Bestselling author Lesley Pearse meets fans at book-signing at Emersons Green

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    The Week In caught up with bestselling author Lesley Pearse when she signed copies of her latest book at Sainsbury’s in Emersons Green on Friday. Eager fans queued up to meet the author, dubbed the Queen of Storytellers, who pens her …

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  • Prize produce, plants and flowers at Downend Horticultural Society’s show

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    Downend Horticultural Society welcomed visitors to its 69th flower show today. The show, which was held at Page Hall in Page Road, Staple Hill, also had sections for vegetables, fruit, pot plants, handicrafts and cookery, and was sponsored by Fonthill Garden …

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  • Keynsham sculpture plans under attack

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    The proposed public art piece intended to be the focal point of the town centre redevelopment has been branded expensive and inappropriate by the Keynsham’s Civic Society. Bristol artist Seamus Staunton has come up with designs for a structure which …

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  • Fire at sheltered accommodation in Downend

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    Firefighters were called out to deal with a blaze in a kitchen at sheltered accommodation in Downend. When crews arrived at Badminton Gardens in Beaufort Road, the occupants had gathered in their common room and no one was hurt. Two …

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  • Two men arrested after fire closes Kingswood town centre

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    Police have arrested two men in connection with a fire in Kingswood High Street yesterday. The fire in a flat above the former Nutritional Centre closed the main A420 though Kingswood town centre during the evening rush hour. Avon Fire & Rescue service …

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  • Thousands of local students celebrate on A-level results day

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    Thousands of students across East Bristol and North East Somerset are celebrating today after receiving their A-level results. At St Brendan’s Sixth Form College at Brislington, pictured left, which draws students from across B&NES, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset, a total of 1,597 …

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  • Book your places for Civic Centre Open Doors event

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    Willmott Dixon, the company charged with the new Keynsham Civic Centre, is throwing open its doors for a behind the scene look at the end of next month. The company has already organised two open office sessions in conjunction with …

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  • Saltford planning inquiry gets under way

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    The public hearing began today into Crest Nicholson’s appeal to build up to 99 houses on Green Belt land at Manor Road in Saltford. A large group of local residents, led by Saltford Environmental Group, congregated outside the hearing venue – …

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