News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Witness appeal after 82-year-old woman is robbed in Keynsham

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was robbed in Keynsham this morning. The 82-year-old victim was walking along Tenby Road at about 8.10am when a Marks & Spencer carrier bag she was holding was snatched from her …

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  • Threat to Lyde Green Common withdrawn – for now

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    Norft, the company which last year applied to deregister ancient Lyde Green Common, sparking fears it wanted to develop the land for housing, has withdrawn its proposal. A planning inquiry had been due to take place in the coming months …

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  • ‘Tell us how we can make bus services better’ says First

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    People have until next Saturday to tell bus operator First what they can do to make a host of services in east Bristol work better. This week First launched what they said was their most open ever public consultation on …

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  • Supermarket trolley thrown off bridge smashes lorry windscreen on ring road at Longwell Green

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information to help trace whoever threw a supermarket trolley from a bridge over the Avon Ring Road at Longwell Green today, smashing the windscreen of a lorry driving below. The 43-year-old driver suffered cuts …

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  • Delight at £1.6m lottery grant to regenerate Page Park in Staple Hill

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    The Friends of Page Park are today celebrating after being awarded £1,628,708 towards regenerating the popular space in Staple Hill. Their bid, in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, to Parks for People – a joint initiative between the Big Lottery …

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  • Strike action at John Cabot Academy suspended after breakthrough in talks

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    A breakthrough in the dispute between teaching unions and the John Cabot Academy today brought a halt to six days of threatened strike action. In a statement the school, which is run by the Cabot Learning Federation, said it was …

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  • New heritage board highlights Kingswood’s rich history

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    A new heritage board featuring highlights of Kingswood’s history was officially unveiled in the park today. The Friends of Kingswood Park installed the board with the help of Kingswood History Society. The artwork was done by the Bristol illustrator Sam …

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  • Furious war of words between unions and Kingswood academy, with strike action looking likely

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    The NUT and NASUWT representing staff at the John Cabot Academy in Kingswood are “determined to strike at all costs” even though 80% of concerns have been resolved. But that claim – made today by Steve Taylor, chief executive officer …

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  • Two men arrested over flashing in Downend area

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    Police have arrested two men in connection with a series of indecent exposures in the Downend area. A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both from the local area, are currently in police custody. Initially Avon & Somerset police believed the same …

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  • Police warning to women after flasher strikes five times in the Downend area

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    Police are today asking women to be alert and to take personal safety measures in response to a serial flasher who has struck five times in the Westerleigh Road area of Downend. All the incidents have happened between 6pm and …

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