News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Prison to house sex offenders

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    Local residents received a bombshell last week when they learnt that adult prisoners to be housed at the Ashfield Young Offenders Institute from this summer, would in fact all be sex offenders. As we reported in last week’s issue, representatives …

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  • 650 homes for Keynsham & Whitchurch

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    B&NES Council will hold a special meeting next Monday (4th March) to consider removing more land at Keynsham and Whitchurch from the Green Belt in order to build an extra 650 houses.  Land has been identified to the east and …

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  • Shoplifting in Keynsham – do you recognise these women?

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    Police would like to speak to two women in connection with an offence of theft. In this case, items to the value of £400 were stolen from a high street clothing store in Keynsham. One woman is described with highlighted …

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  • Keynsham swimming pool on Ashton Way Car Park?

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    A new leisure centre on part of Ashton Way and a second level added to the remaining part of the car park are among plans currently being considered by B&NES Council in the second phase of the Town Centre regeneration. …

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  • Hanham deaths – police chase not a cause

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    The Independent Police Complaints Commission will not be carrying out any investigation into possible police involvement in the traffic incident which caused the death of Ross and Clare Simons in Hanham last weekend. Avon and Somerset Police reported the matter …

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  • Cannabis factory discovered

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    Patrolling Police officers discovered a suspected cannabis factory after stopping and checking a man in Kingswood High Street. The officers stopped the man at about 5pm on Monday 21st January. They later found and seized 30 growing plants and drying …

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  • Kingswood & Keynsham – no new constituency for at least 5 years

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    Plans for an overhaul of Parliamentary constituencies before the 2015 General Election have been abandoned following a vote at Westminster last week. Under proposals brought forward by the Boundaries Commission, Kingswood and Keynsham would have been combined into one constituency …

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  • Oldland man charged with cyclists’ deaths

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      More details have emerged about the young couple who were killed. Ross Simon, 34 went to Cadbury Heath Primary School and then the Grange. Clare was also a local girl, attending Warmley Primary School before going to Sir Bernard …

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