News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • 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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