News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Go-ahead given to redevelop old Legion site

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    A third attempt to turn the former Royal British Legion Club site in  Staple Hill into housing has been approved. The proposal is to demolish the existing building and replace it with a pair of semi detached houses to the …

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  • Boutique hotel for Keynsham town centre

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      Plans have been submitted to redevelop the old Keynsham fire station site into a boutique hotel. Developers the Phoenix Group (SW) have submitted plans for the site which is currently being used as a works depot for the emerging …

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  • Road closure affects 349 bus service in Keynsham

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    Roadworks in Longmeadow Road and Cedar Drive have forced the alteration of the 349 bus service around south west Keynsham. Abus, which operates the route for First has apologised for the short notice, citing confusion over the notification it received …

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  • Bridge over weir in Keynsham Memorial Park is sealed off for safety reasons

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    The pedestrian bridge over the weir in Keynsham Memorial Park has been closed today by Bath & North East Somerset Council. During this week the council found that the beams of the bridge have decayed and further investigations are needed. …

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  • Police thank public for their support as officer injured in Staple Hill undergoes surgery

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    An officer who suffered serious facial injuries while trying to detain a suspect in Staple Hill on Tuesday night has undergone surgery. The officer, who is 25 and has been with Avon & Somerset police for three and a half …

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  • Police officer badly hurt during Staple Hill drug arrests

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    A police officer suffered several facial injuries while trying to detain a suspect in Staple Hill last night. He is said to be in a stable condition in hospital today where he was due to undergo surgery. Two men have been arrested …

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  • Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Longwell Green

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    A man died after his car crashed into a brick wall in Longwell Green yesterday. The incident happened at 3.10am in Craven Way. Police say a Vauxhall Corsa was travelling towards the mini-roundabout, where there is an option to turn …

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  • 300 jobs relocating to Keynsham’s Chocolate Quarter

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    The firm Mitie is relocating around 300 jobs to Keynsham this autumn. Mitie provides facilities management, consultancy, project management and a range of specialist services. This week a spokesperson told us: “We’ll be opening a new Mitie office at The …

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  • Police appeal for information following robbery at Kingswood travel agency

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    Do you recognise this man? Police think he might have important information that could help them with their investigation into a robbery at a travel agency in Kingswood. The robbery took place at Thomas Cook on Regent Street on Friday …

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  • Owner of cat that was mutilated warns pet lovers to be alert

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    The owner of a cat who it is feared was deliberately beheaded has spoken out to warn people that she fears a killer could be preying on animals locally. Cleo, who was just a year old, failed to return to …

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