News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Police release CCTV footage of man they want to talk to about robbery of elderly woman in Fishponds

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    Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses following the robbery of a pensioner in Fishponds and have released this CCTV footage. The incident took place at around 12.30pm on Monday 5th May on Vassalls Road. The victim, an 80-year-old woman, …

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  • Public meeting next week to discuss bus cuts

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    A public meeting will take place in Kingswood next Thursday (11th August) to discuss the controversial cuts to bus services. Cllr Erica Williams, who chairs South Gloucestershire’s Public Transport Forum, has called the meeting which starts at 7pm at the …

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  • Gritty new BBC drama being filmed at Soundwell College

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    Filming has been taking place at City of Bristol College’s redundant Soundwell campus this week for part of a new BBC One drama called Three Girls, based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale. …

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  • Petitions launched to save the axed 17a and hacked-back 38 service

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    Petitions have been set up to fight for two of the First bus services affected in the latest review – the 17a and the 38. A petition has been started to try to save the 17a Southmead to Keynsham bus service …

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  • Delighted charities share the proceeds after Hanham church is sold

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    Seven delighted charities have shared the proceeds from the closure and sale of the Mount Hill Mission church in Granny’s Lane in Hanham. The Jessie May Trust, St Peter’s Hospice, the Salvation Army in Kingswood, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research …

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  • Trouble flares again in Barrs Court

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    As the school summer holidays begin, anti-social behaviour has flared up again in Barrs Court, with police issuing 19 dispersal notices  last night to young people aged between 14 and 17. Police will be making targeted patrols tonight and tomorrow …

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  • Four sentenced for Bristol mosque hate crime incident

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    A woman from Brislington is among four people who have been convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence following an incident at a Bristol mosque. Angelina Margaret Swales, 31, of West Town Avenue, along with Kevin Shaun Crehan, 34, …

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  • HorseWorld appeal following heartless robbery

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    Staff at HorseWorld in Whitchurch are appealing to thieves to show some compassion after a heartless break-in at the weekend. Arriving on Monday morning they discovered that special equipment needed to ease the condition of some of horses had been …

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  • Police appeal for witnesses after accident in Downend leaves cyclist with serious head injuries

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision between a car and a cyclist in Downend yesterday. The incident happened at the junction of Overndale Road and Bromley Heath Road at about 5.45am. The cyclist suffered serious head injuries …

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  • Blazing car damages house

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    A car parked on a driveway in Stoneleigh Drive, Barrs Court, went up in flames this afternoon, also causing damage to the front of the terraced house. Firefighters were called out at 2.43pm to tackle the fire that had engulfed the …

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