News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Man who died in River Avon at Saltford was promising cricketer Hamza Ali

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    The man who died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Avon near the weir in Saltford last night was 20-year-old cricketer Hamza Ali, pictured. He was pulled from the water and treated at the scene for a cardiac …

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  • Man wanted over assault on 60-year-old runner in Saltford

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a runner was assaulted in Saltford. The 60-year-old victim was running along the Bristol to Bath cyclepath, near the Bird in Hand pub in Saltford, at around 6.30pm on Sunday 1 May, when a man cycling …

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  • Thieves target wages in raid at wildlife park in Keynsham

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    Intruders smashed their way into Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park and stole the staff’s wages. The raiders, who used power tools to break in during the early hours of this morning, were caught on CCTV. The suspects are two …

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  • B&NES Council honours pledge on Keynsham Leisure Centre

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    B&NES Council kept its promise and listened to the wishes of Keynsham residents when it unveiled revised plans for the leisure centre today.  The uncertainty over the ownership of the Riverside now also appears to be resolved with the council …

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  • More than £2k raised already in memory of student who died from meningitis

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    Friends of a student at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in Brislington who died of suspected meningitis last week have already raised more than £2,000 in her memory. Izzy Gentry had been revising for her AS-levels when she was taken ill …

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  • Group study responses after launch of Keynsham plan

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    Work is progressing on the next stage of Keynsham’s Neighbourhood Development Plan following the successful launch event last month. Almost 250 people attended the drop-in event at the Space on 8th and 9th April, leaving their comments and observations on …

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  • Keynsham park cafe to re-open next month?

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    B&NES Council is hopeful it will have a new tenant installed by the end of next month so that the Memorial Park cafe will be open in time for the Music Festival and busy school holiday period. As we have …

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  • Authors support Hanham Library campaign

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    Save Hanham Library campaign group held a Love our Library party today on the green by the community centre. There was a book swap and a story tent with local authors Huw Powell and Amanda Mitchison, as well as a …

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  • Man robbed vulnerable woman at Kingswood cashpoint

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Kingswood in which a woman with learning difficulties was robbed at a cashpoint on Regent Street. The incident took place shortly after 8.15pm on Saturday 9th April at the Santander cash …

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  • New Hicks Gate fire station now operational

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    The new Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) fire station at Hicks Gate went operational this morning. The station on Durley Hill has been under construction for 13 months, but from this morning crews began operating from the site to …

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