News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Downend nursery is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted

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    Sunbeams Day Nursery & Pre-School in Dibden Road, Downend, has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. The report was published last week and Sunbeams’ owner Jackie Offer and manager Alison Ryan, who are both qualified teachers, said they were proud …

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  • 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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