News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Appeal for witnesses after man suffers injuries outside a Staple Hill pub

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    Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to an incident outside a pub in Staple Hill which left a man in his 50s with several injuries. He visited The Portcullis in the High Street on Friday 7th February and at …

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  • Picnic area is hotspot as Easter sunshine brings people outside

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    Police say they have been responding to calls and visiting local beauty spots over the Easter bank holiday weekend to make sure people haven’t been gathering amidst the coronavirus crisis. The Parkwall & Bitton police team visited the Avon Riverside …

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  • Nursing home releases statement after coronavirus deaths

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    Edgemont View Nursing Home in Oldland Common High Street has today released a statement after it emerged yesterday that several residents there had died from COVID-19. It said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a number of our …

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  • Overnight road closures for major repairs including A431 at Swineford & Longwell Green

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    Several roads in our area that are in a poor state – including sections of the A431 at both Swineford and Longwell Green – are to be closed for reconstruction and resurfacing. South Gloucestershire Council has announced that the works …

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  • Several residents at village nursing home die from coronavirus

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    Several residents at an Oldland Common nursing home have died from coronavirus. We understand that 10 elderly people have passed away at Edgemont View Nursing Home in the High Street. Today Public Health England South West and South Gloucestershire Council …

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  • Huge supermarket queues ahead of Easter weekend

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    With measures in place at supermarkets to ensure social distancing, here’s a video, sent to us by a reader, of the queue to get into Asda in Longwell Green this morning ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend which will …

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  • Murder inquiry after man assaulted in Stockwood dies

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    A murder investigation is being carried out after the death today of a 45-year-old man who was attacked two weeks in Stockwood. Craig Parker, 45, was assaulted in Stockwood Road shortly after 11pm on Wednesday 25th March. He suffered a …

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  • Police receive ‘multiple reports’ of youngsters using skatepark during lockdown as they also patrol busy Railway Path  

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    Police in South Gloucestershire today said that they are receiving “multiple reports” of young people still using the skatepark in Warmley, even though it is locked because of the coronavirus pandemic. Last week we reported concerns that youths had been …

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  • Tributes to well-known community activist Cllr Graham Downing CBE

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    Well-known community activist Graham Downing CBE has died. Awarded his honour for his commitment to the Royal British Legion, Mr Downing had organised the annual Poppy Appeal collections in Asda at Longwell Green for more than 20 years. He was …

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  • Avon Valley Railway launches SOS appeal

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    Avon Valley Railway says it is facing an unprecedented situation following the coronavirus outbreak and has launched an SOS appeal to keep it on track. The heritage attraction at Bitton is currently completely closed and this looks to remain the …

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