News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Conmen target elderly in Kingswood & Fishponds

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    Police are asking for people’s help after three reports of men gaining access to elderly people’s homes in Kingswood and Fishponds by claiming to be from ‘Age Concern’. All three incidents happened between 4pm and 6pm yesterday (Thursday 14th July). …

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  • Cornish brewery buys Warmley-based Bath Ales

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    Warmley-based Bath Ales has been bought by St Austell Brewery.  The deal, which has been completed for an undisclosed amount, includes the brewery, its portfolio of beer brands and its 11-strong pub estate, including the Swan at Swineford. James Staughton, …

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  • Headteacher in custody accused of making indecent images of children and voyeurism

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    The headteacher of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill appeared in court yesterday charged with three counts of making indecent images of children and two counts of voyeurism. Ashley Yates, 45, from Filton, was remanded in custody by Bristol …

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  • Three west councils back Government’s offer of a devolution deal

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      Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils all voted to move forward with the £1 billion devolution deal for the West of England region at meetings last night. Earlier this month, the fourth council making up …

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  • Police break up illegal and dangerous rave on railway

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    Police broke up an overnight illegal rave by the main Bristol to Bath railway line near Newton St Loe which at one point spilled over on to the tracks. Officers say up to 200 people were partying in muddy conditions …

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  • How we voted in the EU Referendum

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    In line with the national result, the people of South Gloucestershire people backed Brexit, while B&NES and Bristol residents voted to remain in the EU. Nationally, with a turnout of just over 72%, 48% voted to Remain, 52% to leave, prompting this morning’s resignation …

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  • 75 jobs under threat as Amcor announces plans to close Warmley factory

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    The multi-national packaging company Amcor has announced plans to close its tobacco packaging factory in Warmley which would see 75 full-time workers lose their jobs. Amcor, whose headquarters are in Australia, says the plain packaging legislation which came into force …

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  • Now council plans to keep part of Kingswood Civic Centre and lease surplus space

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    Kingswood Civic Centre may not be sold off after all. The threat of closure has been hanging over the building since last summer when the ruling Conservatives revealed plans to consolidate accommodation at South Gloucestershire Council’s Badminton Road offices near …

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  • Missing Willsbridge woman found safe

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    Police said tonight that missing 22-year-old Willsbridge woman Bianca Mayell had been found safe and well. Earlier today they put out a public appeal for help in tracing Bianca and said they were growing “very concerned” for her welfare. They …

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  • Plans for revamped Keynsham Leisure Centre and for the old Riverside offices and fire station are unveiled

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    Residents had their first chance tonight to see the proposals for a £7m refurbishment of Keynsham Leisure Centre, as well as find out what might happen to the former Riverside offices and fire station site. During last September’s consultation over …

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