News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • ‘Clowns’ terrify youngsters at youth club

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    The current craze of people dressing and behaving in an anti-social and threatening way has come to the Hanham and Keynsham area. Last night police were called to Hanham Youth Club after two ‘clowns’ frightened the young people enjoying themselves …

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  • Hanham incident no longer being treated as suspicious

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    Police say they now identified a man who spoke to two boys in Hanham on Tuesday are satisfied with his account of the incident, which is supported by an independent witness. They say the matter is no longer being treated as suspicious and their inquiry …

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  • Alert over car key burglaries in St George, Downend, Hanham, Keynsham and Kingswood

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    Police are investigating a number of burglaries that happened overnight while householders slept. Officers became aware of the first burglary when they were called to a report of a crashed car in Crews Hole Road, St George, at about 5.15am …

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  • Two boys flee after man approaches them in Hanham

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    Police are investigating after two 12-year-old boys reported being frightened by a man with a vehicle who approached them in the Church Road area of Hanham. It happened at about 5.30pm on Tuesday. The police say the boys did exactly the …

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  • Warmley nursery saved after council agrees to delay eviction until end of July

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    Campaigners are celebrating after South Gloucestershire Council today agreed to give a much-loved children’s nursery the chance to relocate from a school that is to be knocked down. In the summer the 70-space Rocking Horse Nursery was given notice to …

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  • Stranger danger alert after man approaches student in Kingswood

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    People are being urged to be vigilant after a man in a white van approached a student leaving the John Cabot Academy in Kingswood. The incident involving a sixth-former at the Woodside Road school happened yesterday afternoon. Principal Simon White …

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  • ‘Building homes in the Green Belt is the only way to tackle housing shortfall’

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    3,500 houses for Whitchurch? 1,100 extra for Keynsham?  Saltford bypass?  Bristol-Bath tram system? No development for Warmley   The West of England region will face a shortfall in its housing needs by 2036 which cannot be met without affecting the …

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  • Death of Soundwell man being treated as suspicious

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    Police today said they have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter as part of an ongoing inquiry into the death of a man in Soundwell. The body of 44-year-old Jon Richardson, left, was found at a property in Soundwell …

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  • Halifax offering reward of up to £25,000 after Keynsham robbery

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    A reward of up to £25,000 is being offered for information about Monday morning’s robbery at the Halifax bank in Keynsham. A sign offering the reward has gone up in the front window of the bank in the High Street. Anyone …

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  • Man, 31, arrested over Keynsham bank robbery

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    Police tonight said they have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the robbery at the Halifax bank in Keynsham. The man, from the Keynsham area, was arrested soon after police issued a CCTV appeal on social media. He remains in police custody …

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