News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham Foodbank forced to relocate as appeal goes out for donations

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    After six years of having a warehouse in the town, Keynsham Foodbank is having to leave town and move to Longwell Green at a time of great need. Since opening distribution centres in 2013 the foodbank has been hosted by …

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  • Keynsham Music Festival is cancelled

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    The organisers of Keynsham Music Festival say they have decided not to stage it this year. Chairman of the festival Mike May said: “It is with deep sadness that the trustees of Keynsham Music Festival have decided not to stage …

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  • Businesses start offering takeaway and delivery services

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    Local pubs and businesses have started offering delivery and takeaway services for customers in response to the coronavirus crisis. The Bird in Hand at Saltford have been offering a comprehensive takeaway service if anyone still wants food but doesn’t want …

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  • Major incident declared to help with multi-agency response to COVID-19

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    A major incident has been declared in the Avon and Somerset area in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The declaration, made at a meeting of the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum (LRF) this afternoon, is to make sure …

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  • Asda opening hours for elderly and vulnerable

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    Tomorrow Asda stores, including the one at Longwell Green, will open to vulnerable and elderly customers only until 9am. In a statement the retailer said: “If you’re in a vulnerable group and need to get your shopping, or are caring …

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  • Chocolate Quarter closes to public and school exams cancelled

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    St Monica Trust today said it has taken the decision to reduce public and non-essential access to The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham to protect customers, residents and staff.   The steps being taken are: B Block restaurant will close completely. …

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  • Keynsham wildlife park appeals for help with feeding animals during crisis

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    Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park in Keynsham has raised £5,000 in just one day after launching an appeal to help towards the cost of feeding and caring for the animals over the coming weeks. Although the park itself is open, the …

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  • How the pandemic is affecting our daily lives

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    The Government advice to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel is having a big impact. Sainsbury’s has said the first opening hour of every branch will be for the elderly and vulnerable only. It is …

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  • Bus firm moves working week services to Saturday timetable

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    First West of England is making plans to run a Saturday service during the working week from next Monday (23rd March) to ensure it sustains services for those needing to travel across the region. The announcement comes as the Government …

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  • Surgeries urge patients to stay away

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    GP surgeries are urging patients to keep away if they think they have the coronavirus. Dr Paul Taylor, senior partner at Hanham Health, which runs surgeries in Hanham and Oldland Common,  said: “The current situation we find ourselves in is …

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