News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • ‘Vision’ for 2,500 new homes at Warmley is revealed

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    A 68-page masterplan explaining why 2,500 new homes should be built at Warmley has been drawn up. The “vision” produced by planning consultants Barton Willmore says Warmley has already been “absorbed” into Bristol and it is a “logical urban extension …

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  • Disgraced headteacher of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill is jailed after admitting using spy pen in toilets

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    The   disgraced headteacher of The Tynings in Staple Hill has today been jailed after admitting making indecent images of children and adults in the school toilets. Ashley Yates, 45, from Filton, pictured, who used a spy pen to record …

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  • Hollywood star continues to lend support to Save Hanham Library campaigners

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    As library campaigners across South Gloucestershire await the results of the consultation into cuts to the service, the Save Hanham Library team have received another message of support from local boy and Hollywood star Stephen Merchant. Hanham, Downend, Staple Hill, …

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  • Pubs and businesses open despite major roadworks

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    Major maintenance works are taking place along Court Farm Road and Abbots Road this week. The South Gloucestershire Council works, which have started today, involve patching, prior to surface dressing next summer. Traffic is being diverted when closures are in place. …

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  • Longwell Green’s Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane joins the Strictly Come Dancing line-up

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    Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane from Longwell Green has been confirmed as the latest star to join the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing. The 18-year-old, who has just competed for Team GB in Rio, will be dancing on the BBC …

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  • Concerns over Subway opening in Keynsham

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    As we went to print concerns were being voiced locally that the last remaining retail unit in Keynsham’s new civic centre development is being let to Subway. While the fast food giant has outlets in Longwell Green, Emersons Green and St …

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  • Celebrations in Keynsham and Bitton as Siobhan wins Olympic silver in the pool at Rio

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    Siobhan-Marie O-Connor’s silver medal success in the Olympic pool at Rio is being celebrated today at her home swimming club in Keynsham and in her home village of Bitton. The 20-year-old, who trains at the University of Bath, finished 0.3 …

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  • Gold medal hopes for Bitton swimmer Siobhan after she wins semi-final

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    Swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor from Bitton is in contention for Olympic gold after qualifying fastest in her 200m Individual Medley semi-final. Siobhan, who began her career at Keynsham Swimming Club, where she is still a member, clocked 2.07.57 sec to qualify fastest by more …

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  • Rogue traders con three neighbours out of estimated £6,000

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    Police and Trading standards officers have teamed up to remind people how to avoid unscrupulous tradespeople. At the weekend they visited Kingsway Park mobile home site in Warmley to give advice to residents at their annual general meeting. Three elderly …

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  • Appeal for witnesses after firearm is used in aggravated burglary in St George

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    Police are today appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary at a house in St George by armed raiders left a man injured. The incident happened on Bryants Hill at about 11pm on Wednesday. Police were called to reports of four …

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