News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 20 mph speed limit imposed on Marshfield Lane and Brewery Hill

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    South Gloucestershire Council has responded to calls from local residents and councillors by imposing a temporary 20 mph speed restriction on parts of the road network around Bitton and Upton Cheyney. This follows concerns over the increase in traffic using …

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  • Sir Bernard Lovell School at Oldland Common shocked as it plummets from outstanding to special measures

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    The Sir Bernard Lovell School in Oldland Common, judged outstanding by Ofsted just three years ago, has been rated inadequate following its latest inspection.   The announcement came today in the wake of an inspection last month and the school …

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  • Fishponds drug dealer ordered to repay more than £16,000

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    A drug dealer who was arrested after being caught dealing cocaine in Fishponds has today been ordered to repay £16,405 which he made from his criminal activities. On 14th June last year police stopped a BMW after witnessing a drug …

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  • Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham meets Cossham campaigners in Kingswood

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    The Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham met with some of the Save Cossham Hospital Group campaigners in Kingswood today to hear about their on-going battle to secure their promised Minor Injuries Unit. Also at the meeting at the Park Centre …

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  • More than 100 people at public meeting to discuss Oldfield concerns

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      More than 100 people attended a public meeting on Wednesday night to discuss ongoing concerns over the running of Oldfield School. Emotions were highly charged at times at the meeting in All Saints Centre in Weston which was organised …

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  • Teachers’ strike hits many local schools

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    Many schools across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and B&NES are either closed or partly closed today as members of the teaching union the NUT are striking in their long-running row with the Education Secretary over pay, pensions and workload. The industrial …

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  • More traffic woe for Keynsham as gas main works are extended

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    Replacing the ageing gas man in High Street and Temple Street is taking longer than originally planned because of additional work required by B&NES Council in relation to the regeneration project. Businesses and residents were advised late last year that …

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  • Bridge being considered amid speculation that Kelston Road could be closed for a year

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      The idea of installing a temporary bridge while the Kelston Road is closed is being considered by Bath & North East Council. It comes amid speculation that the A431, which has been closed to through traffic since last month …

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  • Moped rider injured in collision in Fishponds

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a moped and a car in Bristol last Friday, 21st March. The collision happened at the junction of Fishponds Road and Ridgeway Road at about 9pm. The moped rider suffered leg …

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  • Horse dies following collision with car

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    Motorists are being warned to take extra care when driving along country lanes after a race horse being ridden on a lane near Upton Cheyney had to be destroyed following a collision with a car today. Police were called to …

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