News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • End of an era as old Fry Club at Keynsham is knocked down

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    Work was under way this week to knock down the old Fry Club & Conference Centre as part of Taylor Wimpey’s redevelopment of the Somerdale site in Keynsham. The club was founded over 40 years ago by the chocolate company …

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  • Hollywood star backs Save Hanham Library campaign

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    The Hanham-born actor, comic and writer Stephen Merchant has backed a campaign set up to save Hanham Library. Council cuts could see the library restricted to opening just two days a week. Within a day of being launched, a petition …

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  • £250k cannabis haul in St George

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    Police have seized more than 300 cannabis plants with a street value of more than £250,000 in St George, they revealed today. Following complaints from the public about anti-social behaviour, a warrant was executed at a house in Fir Tree …

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  • Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of flashing in Downend

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    Police have now arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a series of indecent exposures in the Downend area in December. The arrest relates to five incidents in total, all happening between 6pm and 10pm. One was on Tuesday, 15 December, …

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