News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Council reveals cost of keeping Warmley day nursery open

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    Allowing the Rocking Horse Day Nursery to remain in accommodation at the Grange School in Warmley until next summer, instead of terminating the lease at Christmas as planned, would involve a council subsidy of as much as £54,000, says a …

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  • Police release pictures of man they want to quiz over Keynsham robbery

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    Police have now released CCTV stills of a suspect they want to talk to following Monday’s robbery of a bank in Keynsham. The incident took place shortly before 11.40am at the Halifax bank on the High Street. A man and handed …

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  • Robbery at Halifax bank in Keynsham

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    A robber made off with cash from the Halifax bank in Keynsham this morning. He walked in about 11.30am and threatened staff before making off with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was seen. There has been a large …

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  • Parents hope for stay of execution as row over nursery eviction continues

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    Campaigners fighting to save  the Rocking Horse Nursery in Warmley after it was given notice this summer to quit at Christmas are hoping that South Glos councillors will decide to extend the tenancy.  The nursery provides 70 places and has been …

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  • Chief Constable honours Keynsham and Oldland students for helping a distressed woman

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    Teenagers from two schools have been praised for their compassion and courage after stepping up to comfort a distressed woman in Bristol. The young people from Sir Bernard Lovell Academy in Oldland Common and the IKB Academy in Keynsham – …

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