News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Talks to resume today at Kingswood academy after four-hour meeting fails to resolve dispute

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    The NASUWT today said no resolution had been reached during four hours of talks last night to try to resolve the dispute at John Cabot Academy in Kingswood. As we reported yesterday, the Cabot Learning Federation, which runs the school …

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  • Body found in search for missing Joseph Robinson

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    Police today said they believe the body of a young man pulled from the River Avon near Pill on Sunday afternoon is that of missing teenager Joseph Robinson. Initial tests have been carried out and while further DNA tests are …

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  • Health leaders ask public to use A&E only in an emergency

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    Health leaders are urging people to use A&E only for genuine life-threatening emergencies, following a surge in numbers seeking emergency care across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The local health system has declared ‘black escalation’ status due to high …

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  • Talks taking place today to try to avert series of strikes at John Cabot Academy in Kingswood

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    Senior leaders at an outstanding Kingswood school were today trying to ward off a proposed series of walk-outs by teachers starting next week. The Cabot Learning Federation, which runs the John Cabot Academy in Woodside Road, says it is “disappointed” …

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  • ‘Over 1,000’ gather at illegal New Year’s rave in Keynsham

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    Four people were arrested and some people were hurt at a huge illegal New Year’s rave at an empty warehouse in Keynsham. At just after midnight today police received calls from members of the public to reports of an unlicensed …

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  • Ron Stone, St George councillor and ‘establishment rebel’, dies at 73

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    Well-known and respected St George councillor Ron Stone, who served for over 30 years, died at the Bristol Royal Infirmary yesterday after a short illness. He was 73. Tributes have been pouring in to Cllr Stone who held many roles …

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  • Family escapes smoke-filled flat after fire in café below

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    A young family in the flat above Grounded in Brislington woke in the early hours of today to find their home full of smoke as firefighters arrived to tackle a blaze at the café. Four engines from Brislington, Temple and Bedminster fire stations were …

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  • Have you seen missing Joseph Robinson?

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    Police are appealing to the public to help them find a vulnerable missing 18-year-old man last seen in Kingswood. Joseph Robinson has been missing since Wednesday 16th December when he disappeared from the town’s High Street. He is thought to …

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  • Double shooting in Fishponds: man arrested

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    A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder after two men in their 40s were shot in Fishponds on Wednesday morning. One man has life-changing injuries and the other was less seriously hurt. The …

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  • Police link robbery incidents in Speedwell and Easton

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    Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to about an attempted hold-up at Bookers Cash & Carry in Speedwell yesterday and a robbery in Easton about half an hour later. At approximately 12.25pm police …

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