News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Man, 21, charged with sexual touching offences after cyclepath incidents

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    A man has been charged after a number of women reported being inappropriately touched on the Bristol to Bath cyclepath over the summer. An Avon & Somerset police spokesman said today: “On Wednesday 30th October a 21-year-old man from Kingswood …

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  • More strike action on the horizon after ‘paltry’ pay offer is rejected

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    Unison members have rejected an offer from South Gloucestershire Council that would have resolved a long-running dispute over the removal of payments for Saturday working.  Affected Unison members have been taking days of strike action since late September in protest …

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  • 640-tonne load causes long delays

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    A super-sized load weighing 640 tonnes passed through Wick, Bridgeyate, Warmley today before joining the ring road through to the M32. Allelys Heavy Haulage was transporting a transformer from Didcot power station in Oxfordshire to Avonmouth Docks. Long queues of …

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  • More traffic chaos on the way for Keynsham

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    Local businesses are reeling from the latest announcement of up to 3 months’ traffic chaos early next year while work takes place to replace gas mains in High Street and Temple Street. Just as attention starts to focus on the …

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  • Appeal to help find missing Daniel McCreath

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    Police are appealing for the public’s help to find missing man Daniel McCreath from Kingswood. Daniel, who is 19, was last seen on Friday 25th October in the Kingswood area but it is believed he may have been in Bath …

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  • One year jail sentence for rogue builder

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    A rogue trader who conned elderly residents out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for one year. Mark Johnson, 38, of Cadbury Heath, trading as Warmley Building Services, admitted four counts of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006 and …

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  • Arson attack in Mangotsfield

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    Police appealing for witnesses and information after a hay barn was destroyed by fire in Mangotsfield. It happened at around 11.30 pm on Saturday 26th October at a farm at Shortwood Hill. The road was closed while fire crews tackled …

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  • Long delay for road repairs following contractor failure

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    Residents of Park Close and Park View will have to wait until next Spring at the earliest for their road to be resurfaced after a council contractor failed to complete the job.  The road was due to be resurfaced after …

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  • Cannabis factory uncovered in Keynsham

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    Police are appealing for information after discovering a sophisticated cannabis factory set-up on an industrial estate on the outskirts of Keynsham. They seized 40 mature plants worth more than £30,000 that were found growing in two old vehicles, a horse …

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  • Where to watch the fireworks

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    Here’s our guide to the best fireworks displays in our area. Downend Firework Show – Friday 1st November This event is organised by the Great Western Round Table and takes place on the King George V Playing Fields, Sutherland Avenue. …

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