News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Outcry over health chiefs’ secret Frenchay land sell-off talks

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    Health chiefs have been roundly criticised after they held secret talks with a housebuilder to sell off part of the site reserved for the long-awaited Frenchay Community Hospital. Redrow Homes have since applied to South Gloucestershire Council to build 23 …

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  • Temporary traffic lights on Keynsham Road from 29th January

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    Traffic controls on the busy Keynsham to Willsbridge road will come into effect on Monday 29th January as work continues on construction of the controversial three-way light-controlled junction at the entrance to Somerdale. Originally scheduled for earlier this month, the …

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  • ‘Mindless vandals’ wreck football pitches at Mangotsfield

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    Football pitches at Pomphrey Hill at Mangotsfield have been torn up by vandals who drove over them, putting them out of action for hundreds of children. The trustees of the charity Pomphrey Hill Community Sports Association have set up a …

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  • 20 vehicles attacked in Kingswood ‘by lone offender’

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    Police believe a lone offender is to blame for puncturing the tyres of 20 vehicles in Kingswood. They have had around reports of vehicles having their tyres slashed overnight on Thursday 4th January to Friday 5th January in Bellevue Road, …

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  • ‘Junction 18a at Pucklechurch would be a disaster for East Bristol’

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    A new petition is urging South Gloucestershire Council to reject the eastern option for a new M4 Junction 18a and link road, with campaigners saying it would route traffic along the already congested A420 through Kingswood, St George and Redfield. …

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  • Serious crash at Bitton shuts A431

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    A serious accident on the A431 at Bitton in the early hours of the morning has been causing major chaos for commuters using the Bristol to Bath road. With the road closed, drivers have had to go via Keynsham and …

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  • Suspected ‘county lines’ drug-dealer arrested in Fishponds

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    A teenager from Luton suspected of dealing Class A drugs in Bristol was arrested with another man from Fishponds yesterday. Officers saw one of the men acting suspiciously outside the home of a known user on Lodge Road in Kingswood, …

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  • Avon & Somerset police make 146 Operation Tonic arrests over festive period

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    As part of Avon & Somerset’s Operation Tonic road safety campaign, 146 people were arrested for drink and drug-driving in December. Of those arrested, 78 people have been charged and a further 40 have been released under investigation. These are …

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  • St George building firm ordered to pay more than £20,000 for breaching regulations at Emersons Green property

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    A St George-based company has been ordered by Bristol magistrates to pay more than £20,000 after South Gloucestershire Council successfully prosecuted the firm for breaching building regulations. H and B Builders Limited, based at Speedwell Road, St George was found guilty …

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  • High tides expected tomorrow morning

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    High tides are expected in Bristol tomorrow morning which might lead to flooding on low-lying roads near the river including at Crews Hole. Bristol City Council’s Highways, Traffic, Marine Services and Civil Protection Unit teams say they will be closely …

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