News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Whitchurch residents unite to fight plans that would turn village into a town

     Posted on

    Whitchurch villagers are uniting against plans being mooted for 3,500 new homes. Fifty people turned up at a public meeting in the United Reformed Church hall on Monday night called by Cllr Paul May, who represents Whitchurch & Pensford on …

    Read More
  • Arrests after arson at Emersons Green Village Hall

     Posted on

    Police officers investigating last Thursday’s arson at Emersons Green Village Hall have arrested two teenagers in connection with the incident. Avon Fire & Rescue Service told police the fire was deliberately started in the toilets while the hall was in …

    Read More
  • Child injured in collision with car in Keynsham town centre

     Posted on

    A child has been taken to hospital this lunchtime after being in collision with a car at the top of Bath Hill in Keynsham. Police sealed off the courtesy crossing area after the incident which happened  shortly after 11am. The whole …

    Read More
  • Evacuation after arson attack at Emersons Green Village Hall

     Posted on

    People, including children, had to be evacuated yesterday after a fire was deliberately started in the toilets at Emersons Green Village Hall. Witnesses described seeing two teenage boys in the area at around the time and police are keen to …

    Read More
  • Six arrests after illegal music event in derelict Kingswood pub

     Posted on

    Six people were arrested and sound equipment was seized following an unlicensed music event in the old Chequers pub on Lodge Road last night. At about 10.30pm police were called to the old pub, where more than 100 people were …

    Read More
  • Did you see violent brawl in Kingswood High Street?

     Posted on

    An appeal for witnesses has been issued after what police describe as a “violent altercation” between two couples near the Sainsbury’s Local shop in Kingswood High Street. It happened at about 11.30pm on Saturday 12th November. One couple were in …

    Read More
  • Three arrested over bag snatches in Kingswood

     Posted on

    Police have arrested three people in connection with a number of handbag snatches in Kingswood. The five incidents happened on Thursday 10th November in Two Mile Hill Road and Orchard Road, and on Friday 11th November in Moravian Road, Bank …

    Read More
  • Man, 23, arrested after fatal crash near Whitchurch

     Posted on

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested following yesterday’s fatal collision on the A37 near Whitchurch. At about 6am, a collision involving a Ford Transit van, an HGV carrying concrete cylinders, a Vauxhall Vivaro and a Chrysler Cruiser occurred at Hursley …

    Read More
  • Fatal accident near Whitchurch

     Posted on

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision near Whitchurch this morning. Several vehicles were involved in a collision on the A37 at Hursley Hill at around 6am. A man driving a van died at the scene as a result of his …

    Read More
  • Man held in connection with robbery of Tesco Express in Mangotsfield

     Posted on

    Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a robbery at Tesco Express in Mangotsfield last night. It happened just after 8.30pm when a white man dressed in dark clothing and with his face partly covered went into the store …

    Read More