News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • North East Somerset Jacob Rees-Mogg targeted by protesters at student event at Frenchay

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    North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was caught up in violent scenes at the University of the West of England’s  Frenchay campus tonight. Protestors walked in and tried to stop him from speaking at a student event. According to the …

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  • Robbers armed with rocks threaten staff at Keynsham Co-op

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    Police are investigating a robbery at the Co-op store on Queens Road, Keynsham, at about 11pm on Monday in which two men armed with rocks threatened staff before making off in the direction of Tenby Road with a quantity of …

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  • Gymnast and Strictly star Claudia officially opens refurbished leisure centre

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       Olympic gymnast, star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and local girl Claudia Fragapane today cut the ribbon to officially open the redeveloped leisure centre in Longwell Green following a £1.5m investment. The improvements at the newly named Longwell Green …

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  • Co-operative Bank to axe Kingswood branch in latest round of closures

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    The six councillors who represent Kingswood are calling on the Co-operative Bank to reverse its decision to close its branch on Regent Street. The branch is one of 27 closures announced by the Co-op this week. The Co-op Bank says …

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  • Appeal after Fishponds pensioner is mugged

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a 79-year-old woman was pushed to the ground and had her bag stolen in Fishponds. It happened at about 4pm on Wednesday 17th January as she was walking along Lawn Road. The …

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  • Shock plans for power plant in conservation village

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    EXCLUSIVE Plans to build a gas-fuelled power plant in a field at Beach – a protected conservation area that sits in the Green Belt and Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – have been met with shock. Local people learned …

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  • Fire service called to Mangotsfield Sort It Centre

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    Mangotsfield Sort It Centre was closed for several hours today after smoke was seen coming from waste. A South Glos Council spokesperson said: “There was some smoke coming from a small section of the black bin waste area and as …

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  • Outcry over health chiefs’ secret Frenchay land sell-off talks

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    Health chiefs have been roundly criticised after they held secret talks with a housebuilder to sell off part of the site reserved for the long-awaited Frenchay Community Hospital. Redrow Homes have since applied to South Gloucestershire Council to build 23 …

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  • Temporary traffic lights on Keynsham Road from 29th January

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    Traffic controls on the busy Keynsham to Willsbridge road will come into effect on Monday 29th January as work continues on construction of the controversial three-way light-controlled junction at the entrance to Somerdale. Originally scheduled for earlier this month, the …

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  • ‘Mindless vandals’ wreck football pitches at Mangotsfield

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    Football pitches at Pomphrey Hill at Mangotsfield have been torn up by vandals who drove over them, putting them out of action for hundreds of children. The trustees of the charity Pomphrey Hill Community Sports Association have set up a …

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