News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Police release photo of suspects in Bitton garden centre burglary

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    Police are appealing for help in tracking down burglars who targeted Fonthill Garden Centre in Bitton. The two suspects took a range of items from the centre, which is on the A431 Bath Road in Bitton after getting in some …

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  • Armed police attend incident in Keynsham

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    Police were called to reports of someone making threats at a property in Sherwood Road in Keynsham at about 8.30am today. The area was cordoned off and officers attended – including armed officers as a precaution. A property was searched …

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  • Staple Hill’s last bank to close, announces Lloyds

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    Lloyds has announced the closure of its Staple Hill branch – the last bank in the town. Lloyds says that following an in-depth review, it has made the “difficult decision” to close the branch in the High Street due to …

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  • Man stabbed in Speedwell

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to a GBH which happened in Speedwell yesterday. A man aged in his 30s suffered a non-life threatening stab wound during an incident in Meadow Vale Park at around 5.10pm. He is currently receiving treatment …

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  • Hanham football club’s controversial plans including floodlighting are recommended for approval

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    Controversial plans for four floodlights around the main pitch at AEK-BOCO Football Club in Hanham are being recommended for approval. The plans also include two covered 50-seater spectator areas and a 1.8 metre fence around the perimeter of the main …

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  • Inquiries continue into attack on man by youths in Longwell Green

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    Police inquiries into an attack on a man on a path in Longwell Green on Sunday are continuing. The victim, understood to be in his 50s, needed hospital treatment for his injuries after being attacked by a group of youths, …

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  • Cordon remains after Friday’s massive fire in Speedwell

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    A multi-agency meeting has been taking place today in relation to the massive fire at an industrial unit in Foundry Lane in Speedwell on Friday night. Police have been discussing the safety of the building and seeking further advice from other …

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  • Police release CCTV images in Kingswood GBH inquiry

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    Police have today released CCTV images of 10 people they would like to identify as part of an investigation into a serious assault in Kingswood. At just after 3am on Saturday 23rd March, two people were assaulted in the Halls …

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  • Homes evacuated as firefighters tackle massive blaze at tower block

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    More than 40 homes were evacuated as crews from more than 10 fire stations tackled a massive blaze at the nine-floor Strachan & Henshaw block in Foundry Lane, Speedwell, which began yesterday evening. People reported hearing explosions and the fire …

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  • Lib Dems seize power in B&NES but Tories hold South Glos

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    The Lib Dems have ousted the Conservatives to win control of Bath & North East Somerset in the local council elections but the Tories have held on to power in neighbouring South Gloucestershire. Casualties in B&NES included the council’s leader …

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