News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Inspection highlights ‘widespread and systemic failings’ at care home

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    Whitchurch Care Home has been rated as Inadequate, with inspectors finding “widespread and systemic failings”. The home on Bristol Road in Whitchurch Village, is part of the Four Seasons Health Care group and provides accommodation and nursing care for up to …

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  • Mangotsfield woman prosecuted following fly-tipping at Webbs Heath

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    A Mangotsfield woman has been found guilty of committing waste-related offences following a fly-tip that was discovered in Webbs Heath. Melanie Nurding, 30, of The Sidings, was prosecuted by South Gloucestershire Council’s environmental protection team after a fly-tip of household …

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  • One of the Ring Road’s busiest roundabouts could be turned into a £5.9m ‘throughabout’

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    Plans to create traffic lanes through the notorious Wraxall Road roundabout on the Ring Road at Warmley – and signalise the roundabout – have gone out for public consultation. The junction with Tower Road and Wraxall Road is currently the only one …

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  • Police appeal for witnesses following assault in Downend

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Downend yesterday morning. The incident happened at about 12.10am. A black Ford Fiesta was in collision with a wall in Badminton Walk. The occupants of the car were then assaulted by …

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  • Appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage following fatal collision on the ring road

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information into a fatal collision on the A4174 at Bromley Heath today. It happened just before midday when two lorries and a van collided near to the Willy Wicket roundabout. One man died at …

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  • A37 closure during safety improvements at Pensford will see traffic diverted through Keynsham and Brislington

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    Three weeks of roadworks begin on the busy A37 at Pensford on Monday 11th February, which will see the northbound lane closed at times and traffic diverted via Keynsham and Brislington. Bath & North East Somerset Council is carrying out …

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  • Mini Police launches in South Gloucestershire

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    Year 5 pupils at Parkwall Primary School in Cadbury Heath became official members of Avon & Somerset’s Mini Police today. The school in Earlstone Crescent is one of the first in South Gloucestershire to take part in the scheme which …

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  • Source of mystery Lyde Green smell remains elusive

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    Just what is causing the stench that residents in Lyde Green and Emersons Green regularly complain about? This week the Environment Agency says the lines of inquiry it is looking at include an old landfill site at Lyde Green and …

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  • Customers in tears as popular Longwell Green shop announces closure

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    Popular Longwell Green store Newspacket is closing on Saturday (2nd February). The busy convenience shop and newsagent in Watsons Road has been run by Derrick Houldsworth and Antony Grieve for 22 years. They say they have not been able to …

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  • Governors of Fishponds school prepare legal challenge after being plunged into special measures by Ofsted

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    The governors of Steiner Academy Bristol in Fishponds are planning a legal challenge after Ofsted rated it as ‘Inadequate’. After launching an appeal for £15,000 on the CrowdJustice website earlier this week, there have already been more than 160 pledges …

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