News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Investigations under way after chemical spill at Warmley brewery sparks major response

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    Investigations are under way after a chemical spill at Bath Ales in Warmley today in which 25 people were evacuated and three people were treated by medics. Avon Fire & Rescue Service says crews from Kingswood, Hicks Gate, Bedminster, Bath …

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  • Appeal following serious assault by teenagers in Memorial Park in Keynsham

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault near the skatepark in Keynsham’s Memorial Park. It happened at around 11.30pm last Friday (6th July) when a man was attacked by three teenagers, said to be aged 16 to 18,  following an altercation. Their …

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  • Safety warnings as boy falls seriously ill after swimming in the river at Saltford

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    A young boy from Warmley fell seriously ill after swimming in the river at Saltford. Rio Smith’s mum Shelley today said her son, who is a pupil at the Sir Bernard Academy in Oldland Common, was still on a drip …

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  • Memorial unveiled as Keynsham remembers the 50th anniversary of the Great Flood

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    People came together in Keynsham’s Memorial Park today to remember the devastating Great Flood of 10th July 1968. Five inches of rain fell in 24 hours, causing a wall of water to cascade down the Chew Valley, sweeping away bridges …

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  • Communities unite after vandals attack Downend’s floral displays

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    More than 150 people have responded to a fundraising appeal launched after vandals wrecked some of Downend’s stunning floral displays last night. Within a few hours, more than £1,500 has been raised through a JustGiving appeal that was set up …

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  • Girl sexually assaulted in Longwell Green

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    Police have today issued an appeal for witnesses to a sexual assault in Longwell Green. The incident took place at around 2.35pm on 21st June in Marsham Way. A girl was walking alone along the road, away from the direction …

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  • Teenager suffers serious head injury after assault in Kingswood last night

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    A teenager is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being assaulted in Kingswood late last night. Police are keen to trace people who stopped to help the man who was assaulted in Regent Street at about 11pm. …

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  • The 1968 floods remembered

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    Tuesday 10th July will mark the 50th anniversary of the floods which devastated large parts of Bristol, Keynsham and the Chew Valley where record rainfall of more than 6 inches in 24 hours had severe consequences. A torrent of water …

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  • Kingswood’s Gromit – Draco – is unveiled

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    Meet the Gromit that will be arriving in Kingswood on Saturday to spend the summer at Kings Chase Shopping Centre as part of Bristol’s 2018 Gromit Unleased 2 trail. It follows the success of the Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in …

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  • Big grass fire next to the ring road between Hicks Gate and Longwell Green

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    Fire crews from Kingswood and Bedminster have this morning been tackling a big grass fire by the ring road near the Hicks Gate roundabout and Longwell Green. A spokesman for Avon Fire & Rescue Service said this lunchtime: “The fire, which …

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