News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Teenagers identified following fire at playground in Mangotsfield

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    Police investigating the fire which damaged a children’s play area in Mangotsfield earlier this week have tonight revealed they have spoken with three teenagers. The fire happened at the Springfield Park play area on Tuesday evening. Fire crews attended and …

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  • Third attack in recent months on Mangotsfield play area

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    Springfield Play Area in Mangotsfield has been targeted by arsonists for the third time in recent months, putting it out of action. A fire was started deliberately yesterday evening, catching the floor covering alight.  Play equipment was also damaged. The …

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  • Care home provider with properties in Whitchurch, Kingswood and Warmley goes into administration

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    The company that runs several care homes in South Glos, B&NES and Bristol has gone into administration. With more than 250 care and nursing homes, Four Seasons Health Care is one of the country’s largest providers. Among them are Whitchurch …

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  • Robber who used social media to target victims including in Keynsham and Kingswood is jailed

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    A 20-year-old man who carried out a series of knifepoint robberies over a 12-day period after choosing his victims through social media and classified ad websites has been jailed. Jalees Ahmad, of Filton, would respond to his victims’ social media …

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