News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Crews tackle fire above Kingswood café

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    Fire crews were called out to a café in Kingswood town centre yesterday to tackle a fire in the roof space. The alarm was raised shortly before 3pm at Cafe Buono Appetito in Moravian Road and the building was evacuated. …

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  • CCTV images released in Keynsham burglary appeal

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    Police would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man in these CCTV stills from the Bonzo Lounge in Market Walk, Keynsham. The restaurant-bar was burgled at about 12.30am on Tuesday (29th August) and cash was stolen from the …

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  • Teenager assaulted in hate crime in North Common

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was verbally abused and assaulted in a hate crime incident in North Common. The 19-year-old was walking with a 17-year-old man in Cloverlea Road during the afternoon of Thursday 17th August when …

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  • St Brendan’s sixth-former dies from meningitis after being taken ill at festival

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    An  18-year-old student at St Brendan’s Sixth Form in Brislington has died today after being taken ill with meningitis at the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall. George ‘Zoggy’ Zographou’s family, who have spent recent days by his bedside at the Royal …

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  • New ticketing arrangements for Keynsham bus services

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    New ticketing arrangements and timetable coordination between local bus operators First, Abus and the Bristol Airport Flyer will ease travel plans for Keynsham residents travelling to Bristol and Bath. As we reported last month, First is withdrawing its 38 service …

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  • Brave victim speaks out after Kingswood mugging

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was pushed to the ground and had her bag stolen in Kingswood just after withdrawing £10 from a cashpoint this morning. The 50-year-old woman visited the cashpoint at Lloyds Bank …

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  • Spectacular sights over east Bristol as International Balloon Fiesta gets under way

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    The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is taking place at Ashton Court Estate and the weather this morning was perfect for the first mass ascent of more than 100 balloons. Many headed towards east Bristol and there were spectacular sights over …

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  • ‘Siston Says No’ to eastern M4 Junction 18a option

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    Around 60 residents attended an extraordinary parish meeting in Siston tonight to show the strength of feeling against the possibility of the eastern M4 Junction 18a and link road option. The meeting was called by parishioners who did not feel …

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  • Council awarded £2m for Keynsham Bypass improvements

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council has been awarded £2m by the Government for essential resurfacing work on the Keynsham Bypass. Supported by an overall award of £5m by the Department for Transport – following a successful joint bid by …

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  • £3.4m for flood resilience works at 10 locations including Scotland Lane at Stockwood and A431 at Swineford

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    The Government has given cash to improve roads in South Gloucestershire and Bristol that suffer flooding problems in extreme weather, including Scotland Lane in Stockwood and the A431 at Swineford. The £3.4m of Challenge Fund cash for 10 projects follows a joint …

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