News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Staff back on the picket line

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    Council workers in South Gloucestershire were out on strike again today in their row over wage cuts. Library assistants, care workers, staff at the Vinney Green secure unit and civic enforcement officers took industrial action from 10am to 2pm – …

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  • Rogue trader lied about daughter’s death

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    A rogue trader who lied about his own daughter’s death to con an elderly woman out of thousands of pounds has been found guilty of four counts of fraud, following a prosecution brought by Bath & North East Somerset Council. …

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  • National award for brothers’ football training programme

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    Brothers Joe and Louis Ryan from Keynsham have received a prestigious FA Football Futures Innovation Award for setting up the Kelston Road Football Training Programme for local children during the school holidays. Described as using their passion for football to …

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  • Fourth strike now lined up as battle against wage cuts continues

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    Council workers in South Gloucestershire will be out on strike again tomorrow in their row over wage cuts – and a fourth day of industrial action is being lined up for next Thursday, which is also the day many teachers …

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  • Anger at ‘giant one-way system’ that will affect thousands of people

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    Angry and anxious residents, businesses and commuters met in Crews Hole Road today to raise their concerns about the “giant one-way system,” planned for the area. Bristol city councillors Steve Pearce and Fabian Breckels, who represent St George East, and …

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  • Arson probe after blaze in Hanham

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    Fire crews tackled a blaze in a temporary building and a caravan in Hanham last night. A series of 999 calls were received from people reporting the fire in a field off Abbots Road. Crews used a high pressure hose reel …

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  • Third strike planned as Unison stands firm

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    A second Saturday of strike action by members of Unison who work for South Gloucestershire Council has taken place – and a third day of industrial action is planned for Friday. All local libraries were closed yesterday except for Cadbury Heath as …

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  • Appeal following violent robbery in Downend

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    Police have today appealed for witnesses to a violent robbery that happened in Downend last month. The victim suffered a broken eye socket as a result of the attack which occurred on 23rd September at around 12.30am on Badminton Road. The offenders …

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  • The Badger Cull – the other side of the story

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    The start of trial badger culling in our area has generated a lot of emotion on both sides of the argument.  Keynsham based Ric Davidson had an opportunity last week to see for himself at a secret location in Gloucestershire …

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  • Staple Hill Gromit sells for £29k at auction

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    Roger, the handsome rainbow coloured Gromit that graced Fountain Square in Staple Hill over the summer, sold for £29,000 last night. He was one of 81 statues auctioned in aid of  Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal  which raised more than …

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