News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Staple Hill man wins police award for helping to save a life

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    A man from Staple Hill has won an award after he climbed down a steep railway embankment in the dark to rescue a man who had fallen from a bridge onto the tracks. Ryan Becker, 20, of Cogan Road, was …

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  • Vandals strike again in Kingswood Park

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    Vandals have again targeted the new sensory garden in Kingswood Park. The tap was wrenched off the water feature, which was also defaced, and one of the heavy wooden benches was pushed over. In April a 5ft wooden carving in …

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  • Campaign to save nursery being ‘booted out’ of its home by council

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    A campaign is under way to save the Rocking Horse Day Nursery on the Grange School & Sports College campus in Warmley after South Gloucestershire Council ordered it to leave by Christmas. More than 50 devastated parents and staff met …

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  • Blind man is head-butted and robbed of his cigarettes in Kingswood town centre

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a blind man was robbed in Kingswood. The incident took place yesterday on Downend Road at 00.05am. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was walking home when he was approached by a number of men. …

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  • Warmley carer who sold jewellery stolen from her clients to Kingswood pawn shops is jailed

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    A carer who stole jewellery from her elderly clients and sold the items at pawn shops in the Kingswood area has been jailed for 18 months. Patsy Edwards, 46, of Ashcombe Crescent , Warmley, admitted three counts of theft at …

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  • Call for security to prevent another illegal camp as travellers leave Siston Common

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    More than 30 travellers’ caravans who spent the weekend camped in front of the Horseshoe pub on Siston Common moved off last night. Police increased patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the community but did not issue a …

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  • Travellers turn Siston Common into a caravan park

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    More than 30 travellers’ caravans are occupying a small section of Siston Common today. Travellers began arriving on the land in front of the Horseshoe pub yesterday afternoon, holding up the traffic as they manoeuvred their way on to the …

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  • Warm welcome for Tour of Britain cyclists

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      People lined the roads of Pucklechurch, Bridgeyate, Oldland Common, Bitton, Swineford and Kelston this afternoon to cheer on the world’s top cyclists in the Tour of Britain. Accompanied by their support vehicles and a large contingent of police outriders, …

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  • Police investigate ‘racially motivated assault’ on 10-year-old boy in Fishponds

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    Police are today investigating an assault on a 10-year-old boy which is being treated as racially motivated. The victim was approached by two other boys in the Station Avenue South area of Fishponds at around 5.30pm last night. It is believed …

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  • Campaigners question legality of South Glos library consultation

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    Save Hanham Library campaigners are considering a legal challenge over the way South Gloucestershire Council has run the consultation on proposed changes to the district’s library service. Following a huge response to the public consultation into proposed cuts to the …

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