News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Lib Dems seize power in B&NES but Tories hold South Glos

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    The Lib Dems have ousted the Conservatives to win control of Bath & North East Somerset in the local council elections but the Tories have held on to power in neighbouring South Gloucestershire. Casualties in B&NES included the council’s leader …

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  • Teenagers identified following fire at playground in Mangotsfield

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    Police investigating the fire which damaged a children’s play area in Mangotsfield earlier this week have tonight revealed they have spoken with three teenagers. The fire happened at the Springfield Park play area on Tuesday evening. Fire crews attended and …

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  • Third attack in recent months on Mangotsfield play area

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    Springfield Play Area in Mangotsfield has been targeted by arsonists for the third time in recent months, putting it out of action. A fire was started deliberately yesterday evening, catching the floor covering alight.  Play equipment was also damaged. The …

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  • Care home provider with properties in Whitchurch, Kingswood and Warmley goes into administration

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    The company that runs several care homes in South Glos, B&NES and Bristol has gone into administration. With more than 250 care and nursing homes, Four Seasons Health Care is one of the country’s largest providers. Among them are Whitchurch …

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  • Robber who used social media to target victims including in Keynsham and Kingswood is jailed

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    A 20-year-old man who carried out a series of knifepoint robberies over a 12-day period after choosing his victims through social media and classified ad websites has been jailed. Jalees Ahmad, of Filton, would respond to his victims’ social media …

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  • Work on new Cadbury Heath care home reaches significant milestone

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    The new care home being built in Cadbury Heath is nearing its final build stage. With 64 beds plus a 24-bed reablement service, the development in Earlstone Crescent is called Little Heath. A topping out ceremony, which traditionally signifies the …

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  • Keynsham Town FC champions

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    A crowd of over 300 at the AJN Stadium saw Keynsham Town clinch the Toolstation Western League Division One title on Easter Monday. Their 2-1 home win, following on from a 2-0 win at local rivals Oldland Abbotonians on Good …

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  • Two arrested after disturbance in Keynsham involving a knife threat

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    Police arrested two men following an incident in Keynsham yesterday afternoon in which another man was threatened with a knife. Police said two men, aged 33 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of affray following the incident in Coronation Avenue …

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  • Vintage ‘Chocolate Train’ is back on the rails

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    Visitors to the heritage Avon Valley Railway at Bitton this bank holiday weekend have been enjoying the latest attraction – the restored ‘Chocolate Train’ which spent much of its working life down the road in Keynsham at Fry’s Somerdale factory. …

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  • Police investigation after trouble on train in Keynsham

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    A British Transport Police investigation is under way today following reports of anti-social behaviour on a train in Keynsham on Saturday night. A spokesperson said: “British Transport Police were called to Keynsham Station at around 10.45pm on 23rd March following reports …

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