News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • 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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