News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Villagers rally to help shopkeepers after robbery

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    An appeal set up yesterday to help the family who run the shop in Bitton after it was targeted by robbers has already raised over £2,000. The Premier Express in the High Street is run by popular couple Kandeepan and Shyamala Ambigaipakan. …

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  • Kingswood MP is appointed Universities & Science Minister

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore has today been appointed as the Universities & Science Minister. He replaces Sam Gyimah, who stepped down last week, saying he could not back the Prime Minister’s “naïve” Brexit plan. Mr Skidmore, who has been MP …

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  • Warmley’s ‘one-armed boxer’ celebrates European title

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    Boxer Joe Hughes from Warmley is this week back home celebrating with his young family after winning his biggest ever title – European Super-Lightweight Champion. What makes 28-year-old Joe’s achievement so remarkable is that he boxes with one arm as …

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  • Staple Hill store faces closure and the loss of 9 jobs

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    Staple Hill discount department store The Original Factory Shop (TOFS) is facing closure at the end of the year with the loss of nine jobs. A spokesperson for the company, which has its headquarters in Burnley, Lancashire, this week stressed …

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  • Hero neighbour leads pensioner to safety after fire

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    A man who saw smoke billowing out of an elderly neighbour’s house in Kingswood banged on her window and led her and her dog to safety from the fire which had broken out in the kitchen. Joe Davis had been …

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  • Woman suffers fatal head injuries on board train between Bath and Keynsham

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    A woman has died after suffering serious head injuries which police believe happened while she was leaning out of a moving train between Bath and Keynsham en route to Bristol. British Transport Police (BTP) were called to Temple Meads Station at …

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  • Public meeting in South Glos over school funding ‘crisis’

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    Concerned parents are organising a public meeting in South Gloucestershire on Wednesday 12th December to discuss “disastrous cuts” in school funding. The meeting will be at 7.30pm at AEK-BOCO Football Club Pavilion in Greenbank Road in Hanham. It is being organised by …

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  • Hydro-electric scheme planned at Netham Weir

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    Plans to develop a small hydro-electric scheme at Netham Weir have been revealed. The scheme would generate enough electricity for around 260 homes. If consent is granted by Bristol City Council, it would be community owned, with a public share …

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  • 300 people at meeting urged to voice their anger at Whitchurch Village housing and link road plans

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    Around 300 people packed into the Royal British Legion Club in Whitchurch Village last night for a public meeting about plans for 2,500 homes on Green Belt in the area. As well as people from the village, there were people …

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  • Huge rainstorm sees water cascade into school’s library

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    Massive damage was caused to a Downend school’s library after torrential rain cascaded through the roof yesterday. Pupils were working in the library at Christ Church Junior School in Pendennis Road when the downpour came shortly before 3pm. They were …

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