News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Trade deal poses ‘real and serious risk’ to NHS

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    Campaigners fighting to protect the NHS from a transatlantic trade agreement have received important legal backing for their claims. The People’s NHS is warning that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, currently being negotiated between the EU and the United …

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  • Police seek masked men after assault and arson at Longwell Green tattoo shop

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    Police are today appealing for information after masked men attacked a person at the tattoo shop in Longwell Green before starting a fire. Forensic teams are today at the scene and the area around the shop is cordoned off and …

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  • Campaigners secure funding for speed limit on dangerous lanes

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    The campaign for a speed limit to slow drivers using the derestricted lanes in and around the Golden Valley has been a success. Fifty campaigners who live in the Bitton, Beach and Upton Cheyney area turned up at South Gloucestershire …

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  • Four men in custody after ‘aggravated burglary’ in St George leaves two people with serious injuries

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    Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in St George on Thursday in which two people suffered serious injuries. The burglary took place at about 5.30am at a house on Altringham Road which is near the park. An …

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  • Plans to turn Cherry Tree pub in Oldland Common into seven apartments

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    The Cherry Tree in Oldland Common looks set to become the latest lost pub in the East Bristol area. Plans have been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council to convert the pub in West Street into seven apartments, which involves building …

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  • Keynsham school is judged Good by Ofsted for the first time in its history

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    Broadlands Academy in Keynsham is celebrating after being judged as a Good school by Ofsted – just 18 months after a team of inspectors said it required improvement. Today Dean Anderson, principal of the 430-student school in St Francis Road, …

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  • Knife-wielding robber jailed after muggings in Brislington

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    A man has been jailed for five years and four months after admitting carrying out two muggings at knifepoint, three attempted robberies and a theft. The first robbery took place on 19th November on Allison Avenue, Brislington, when 21-year-old Deano …

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  • Barber shop owner issues defiant message after second attack

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    Sarah Miller, owner of Shortcuts in Keynsham, has a defiant message for whoever appears to be targeting her business. “A broken window won’t put customers off” she said, “in fact, we are busier than ever with so many people calling …

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  • Man, 42, arrested after 80-year-old woman is mugged in Keynsham

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    A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of Class A drugs after an 80-year-old woman was mugged yesterday in Coronation Avenue. The woman’s handbag was snatched at around 11.30am. She was not hurt. A police …

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  • Staple Hill falls silent to remember firefighter Fleur Lombard

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    A ceremony has taken place in Staple Hill this morning to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of firefighter Fleur Lombard as she tackled a supermarket blaze. Members of Avon Fire & Rescue Service and Avon Fire Authority attended …

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