News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Celebrations in Keynsham and Bitton as Siobhan wins Olympic silver in the pool at Rio

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    Siobhan-Marie O-Connor’s silver medal success in the Olympic pool at Rio is being celebrated today at her home swimming club in Keynsham and in her home village of Bitton. The 20-year-old, who trains at the University of Bath, finished 0.3 …

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  • Gold medal hopes for Bitton swimmer Siobhan after she wins semi-final

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    Swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor from Bitton is in contention for Olympic gold after qualifying fastest in her 200m Individual Medley semi-final. Siobhan, who began her career at Keynsham Swimming Club, where she is still a member, clocked 2.07.57 sec to qualify fastest by more …

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  • Rogue traders con three neighbours out of estimated £6,000

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    Police and Trading standards officers have teamed up to remind people how to avoid unscrupulous tradespeople. At the weekend they visited Kingsway Park mobile home site in Warmley to give advice to residents at their annual general meeting. Three elderly …

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  • Appeal for witnesses after firearm is used in aggravated burglary in St George

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    Police are today appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary at a house in St George by armed raiders left a man injured. The incident happened on Bryants Hill at about 11pm on Wednesday. Police were called to reports of four …

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  • 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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