News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • First lays on free evening shuttle bus to Keynsham’s Park Estate

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    Bus company First is to introduce a free evening shuttle service from Keynsham Church around the Park Estate. It follows the outcry against cuts to its 38 Bristol-Bath service. From this Sunday (4th) the 38 will stop going to the …

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  • New proposals for South Glos libraries after council sifts through thousands of responses

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    New proposals have been drawn up for the future of libraries in South Glos following a huge response to the public consultation into cuts to the service. In the spring, the council invited views on a range of options as …

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  • Campaigners celebrate bus victory

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    South Gloucestershire Council has come up with funding to restore vital bus links between North Common and Keynsham and between Bitton and Bristol city centre. From Sunday (4th September) the 17A Southmead-Keynsham route stops and the 37 Bristol to Bath …

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  • Residents lose sleep over night-time railway works in Keynsham

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    Residents living up to a mile and half from Keynsham Station have been having sleepless nights because of noisy railway works. On the Keynsham Streetlife website a resident wrote yesterday: “I’m in Longmeadow Road and could hear it in the …

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  • ‘Vision’ for 2,500 new homes at Warmley is revealed

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    A 68-page masterplan explaining why 2,500 new homes should be built at Warmley has been drawn up. The “vision” produced by planning consultants Barton Willmore says Warmley has already been “absorbed” into Bristol and it is a “logical urban extension …

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  • Disgraced headteacher of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill is jailed after admitting using spy pen in toilets

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    The   disgraced headteacher of The Tynings in Staple Hill has today been jailed after admitting making indecent images of children and adults in the school toilets. Ashley Yates, 45, from Filton, pictured, who used a spy pen to record …

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  • Hollywood star continues to lend support to Save Hanham Library campaigners

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    As library campaigners across South Gloucestershire await the results of the consultation into cuts to the service, the Save Hanham Library team have received another message of support from local boy and Hollywood star Stephen Merchant. Hanham, Downend, Staple Hill, …

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  • Pubs and businesses open despite major roadworks

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    Major maintenance works are taking place along Court Farm Road and Abbots Road this week. The South Gloucestershire Council works, which have started today, involve patching, prior to surface dressing next summer. Traffic is being diverted when closures are in place. …

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  • Longwell Green’s Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane joins the Strictly Come Dancing line-up

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    Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane from Longwell Green has been confirmed as the latest star to join the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing. The 18-year-old, who has just competed for Team GB in Rio, will be dancing on the BBC …

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  • Concerns over Subway opening in Keynsham

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    As we went to print concerns were being voiced locally that the last remaining retail unit in Keynsham’s new civic centre development is being let to Subway. While the fast food giant has outlets in Longwell Green, Emersons Green and St …

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