News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Pharmacy opening times this Easter

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    GOOD FRIDAY Boots, Gallagher Retail Park, Longwell Green (7.30am-midnight) Asda, Longwell Green (9am-6pm) Boots, Avonmeads Retail Park, St Philips Causeway (9am-8pm) Boots, Emersons Green Retail Park (10am-4pm) Sainsbury’s, Emersons Green Retail Park (10am-4pm) Morrisons, 688-718 Fishponds Road, Fishponds (10am-4pm) Boots, …

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  • Damaged railway bridge by Bitton Station gets struck again

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       A lorry’s load of roof trusses collided with the railway bridge on the A431 near Bitton Station during this morning’s rush hour. South Gloucestershire Council officers went out later in the day to inspect the bridge which carries both the …

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  • Sir Bernard Lovell Academy in Oldland Common still needs to improve, says Ofsted

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    Four years on from the Ofsted verdict that it was an Inadequate school, The Sir Bernard Lovell Academy in Oldland Common still needs to improve, says the education watchdog. In March 2014, Ofsted gave the lowest grade for the achievement of …

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  • Family’s tribute to Keynsham man Luke Allen who died after a fall

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    The family of 22-year-old Luke Allen from Keynsham, who died following a fall at a construction site in Bristol last week, have today released a tribute. Luke died from injuries suffered during an incident in Baldwin Street on Thursday 15th …

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  • Police condemn ‘despicable’ sex attack on 96-year-old woman in Staple Hill

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    A man believed to be in his late 50s has sexually assaulted a 96-year-old woman who was waiting for a bus in Staple Hill. The incident, which was reported to the police last week, happened at around 4.45pm on Wednesday, …

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  • Appeal after blind woman is assaulted in Staple Hill

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an apparently unprovoked attack on a 41-year-old blind woman in Staple Hill. It happened at about 7.55am on Tuesday (13th March). The woman had caught a bus at the Soundwell Road/Portland Street stop, …

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  • CCTV image released after cars damaged in Kingswood

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    Police are asking for witnesses and information after having 18 reports of cars being damaged in Kingswood since mid-February. Twelve vehicles were scratched overnight on Friday 16th to Saturday 17th February in the Highview Road, Willis Road and Reddings areas. …

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  • Keynsham and Kingswood branches of New Look set to close under plans to save fashion chain

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    Struggling fashion retailer New Look has identified 60 stores that will shut, including the ones in Keynsham and Kingswood as part of a rescue plan to repay debts, it has been announced today. Up to 1,000 jobs could be affected, with …

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  • Police want to speak to this pair after a man was attacked in Whitchurch

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    Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify the two men in these images. They believe they can help with their inquiries after a man was attacked outside the Royal British Legion in Staunton Lane in Whitchurch. The incident …

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  • Study backs site near Emersons Green for a new M4 Junction 18a

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    The findings of a study show that the preferred option for an M4 Junction 18a and link road is near Emersons Green. Papers published today for South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet meeting on 12th March reveal the so-called Western Option is …

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