News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Rogue garden worker jailed following South Glos Trading Standards investigation

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    A rogue trader has been sentenced to 14 months in prison at Bristol Crown Court for fraud and theft offences committed against elderly customers of his tree and garden maintenance business, including one in Mangotsfield. Rocky Johnstone, 36, of Half …

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  • Police find two bodies in the search for missing Bennylyn and her two-year-old daughter

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    Police searching for the whereabouts of missing Kingswood woman Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year old daughter, Jellica, have today recovered two bodies in Scotland. They say the bodies were discovered concealed within a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee, following …

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  • Witness appeal after a teenage girl is harassed by a man in Emersons Green

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    Police are appealing for information and have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries after a teenage girl was harassed by a man in Emersons Green. The incident happened on Wadham Grove at about 4.50pm on Friday 5th March. A man took …

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  • Views sought on bridge linking the A431 near Bitton with Saltford

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    Wessex Water has today announced it is consulting with local people on plans to build a new bridge across the River Avon from the A431 to access the Saltford Water Recycling Centre at Mead Lane. As we have previously reported, …

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  • Fate of vacant Kingswood pub sealed as plans to turn it into a nursery are approved

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      Another Kingswood pub has been lost for good after plans to turn The Old Flowerpot Inn into a children’s nursery were approved. South Gloucestershire Council has recently granted planning permission to turn the derelict pub on the High Street, …

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  • Confirmation that Starbucks is to open in Longwell Green

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    When Caffè Nero at the Gallagher Shopping Park in Longwell Green closed its doors last month, there were rumours that Starbucks would be taking over the premises. At the time Starbucks told us it was always looking for new locations …

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  • Police appeal for witnesses and dash cam footage after ring road collision causes long tailbacks

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    Police are asking anyone who witnessed a serious road traffic collision on the A4174 ring road at the Hambrook lights junction yesterday to come forward. At approximately 2.35pm they received a call to say there had been a collision involving …

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  • Man in court charged with murdering Kingswood mum and her daughter

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    A 50-year-old man has appeared in court in Scotland today charged with murdering the missing South Gloucestershire mother Bennylyn Burke and one of her children. Police attended a property in Dundee around 3.20pm last Friday as part of an inquiry …

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  • Part of Warmley Golf Course earmarked by the council for potential development

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    Half of the old Warmley Golf Course is being earmarked for potential development. South Gloucestershire Council has just published the outcome of its most recent Call for Sites exercise to identify land that could be considered for future growth and …

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  • Disappearances of South Glos mum and her daughter now being treated as murder

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    The disappearances of 25-year-old South Gloucestershire mother Bennylyn Burke and one of her children are now being treated as a murder investigation, police in Dundee said tonight. A 50-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death …

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