News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Man arrested in Dundee over disappearance of South Glos mum and her children

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    Police in Scotland today said they have arrested a 50-year-old man in Dundee in connection with a young South Gloucestershire mum and her two daughters who are missing. Bennylyn Burke, 25, was reported missing on Monday (1st March) having last …

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  • Five more homes proposed as part of Wick pub site redevelopment

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    Plans to build five more detached houses in the grounds of the former Carpenters Arms pub in Wick have been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council. Last July we reported that developer Chewton Keynsham Ltd had been granted permission to build …

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  • New rapid COVID-19 test sites for key workers in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton   

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    Two new rapid COVID-19 test sites will open in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton next week for key workers and people unable to work from home who do not have any coronavirus symptoms. Around one in three people who have coronavirus …

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  • Fraudster jailed for duping women out of thousands via dating sites

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    A fraudster from Marksbury who groomed women on dating sites to scam thousands of pounds from them has been jailed at Bristol Crown Court today. Sebastian Timmis, of Hill View, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud by false representation …

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  • New plans for a block of flats in Keynsham as replacement care home appeal is lost

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    A developer has lost an appeal to build a replacement care home spread over three buildings on the Treetops site in St Clements Road in Keynsham – but another planning application has now been submitted for a three-storey block of …

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  • ‘Cowboy’ operator and council ‘cover-up’ accusations at planning meeting

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council is being accused of “covering up” its handling of a controversial planning application for a concrete firm’s operations in Keynsham After going through the council’s complaints procedure “to no avail”, seven households living near …

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  • Festival becomes a victim of the pandemic for a second year

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    This year’s Mangotsfield Festival, like last year’s, has been cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. The committee had to cancel last year’s event in June and had set a provisional date of 12th June for the 2021 festival but that …

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  • Impact of COVID-19 has skewed major 18-month traffic trial

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    South Gloucestershire Council is seeking government guidance on what to do about the traffic trial it has been running since August 2019 along the A4174 Ring Road between Bromley Heath Road and M32 junction because of the impact of the …

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  • Top gymnastics centre fighting for survival

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    A leading gymnastics centre is at risk of losing its home on the Aldermoor Way site in Longwell Green because of the proposed redevelopment of the area. Majestic Gymnastics is temporarily closed to its hundreds of members because of the …

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  • Regeneration plans for industrial estate in Longwell Green

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    Plans have been unveiled for the regeneration of a run-down industrial estate in Longwell Green which could include a hotel. The redevelopment of the land to the west of Marsham Way, including the former Saville’s Freights depot, is being planned …

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