News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Roman villa site unearthed at Emersons Green

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    Archaeologists have stumbled upon the remains of a major Roman villa site at Emersons Green that no one knew was there. The team from Wardell Armstrong Archaeology had no idea that they would unearth the high status villa site and …

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  • More strikes in South Glos after failure to resolve pay dispute

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    Council staff in South Gloucestershire are  striking again today and in the coming week in the ongoing row over pay cuts. Unison says it has been  forced to resume strike action after council senior management ignored offers  from the branch to sit …

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  • £200k regeneration plan for flats in Staple Hill

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    Merlin Housing Society is investing £200,000 in the first phase of a project to regenerate the area in and around the blocks of flats in Pendennis Road, Staple Hill. The landscape around the four blocks of flats will be transformed …

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  • Crews Hole Road – residents express anger at heated meeting

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    Local residents vented their anger at plans to turn Crews Hole Road and Beaufort Road into one way systems at a special meeting last night. So many people turned out on a wet and windy evening that the venue at …

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  • Remembrance Day parades and services

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    Thousands of local people will be taking take part in annual Remembrance Day parades and church services this Sunday. In Keynsham the Remembrance Parade, organised by the Royal British Legion, will form up in Ashton Way at 9am and march …

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  • Firefighters prepare for another strike after two in four days

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      Firefighters in Avon today announced they would be joining another national walkout next Wednesday, 13th November. It follows three previous periods of industrial action, including two in the last week. In an on-going dispute with the Government over pensions, …

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  • 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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