News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Budget cut concern for 500 young people who attend Hanham Youth Club

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    The threat of a funding cut to the busiest youth club in the West of England would have a “huge impact” on the 500 young people who use it every week. That is the warning from Kingswood-based charity Creative Youth …

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  • Plans for 85,000 new homes

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    Green Belt under threat again as Bristol ‘city region’ publishes own spatial plan Throughout 2009, our pages were full of stories about the fight to protect the Green Belt against Government imposed plans to build thousands of new homes in …

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  • Appeal for help after fifth arson attack on Keynsham charity shop

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    Staff at the Mind charity shop in Keynsham believe they are being targeted by someone with a grudge after a fifth arson attack on the premises since July. The most recent incident last night was also the most serious, causing serious …

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  • We will remember them

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    People of all ages turned out to show their respects at Remembrance services today. There were parades through the centre of Staple Hill, Kingswood, Keynsham and Longwell Green, and services were held across our area including at the war memorials in …

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  • Police in direct appeal to parents after last night’s disturbance in Keynsham

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    Police have received information that there could be a repeat this evening of last night’s disturbance in Keynsham which saw hundreds of teenagers gathering in the town centre. Amid concerns regarding an organised fight between groups of young people attending this evening’s fireworks …

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  • Big police presence in Keynsham tonight as gangs gather on the streets

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    There have been large numbers of police on the streets of Keynsham tonight to prevent trouble as scores of young people congregated in the town centre. Police had been expecting a busy shift with rival groups making it known they …

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  • Children’s party terrified after yobs throw lit firework into building

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    Young children enjoying a party at Meadow Vale Community Centre on Saturday night were terrified after a lit firework was thrown in to the building. Fiona Russell, chair of the Meadow Vale Community Association, has condemned the teenagers responsible and …

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  • Man in critical condition after gang attack in Keynsham

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    A man is in a critical condition after being assaulted by a gang in the centre of Keynsham on Halloween night. Two people have been arrested in connection with the attack which happened near the new Civic Centre. The area …

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  • Cadbury Heath skatepark closed after being targeted by arsonists

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    The new skatepark in Cadbury Heath has been temporarily closed and branded “unsafe for use” after being targeted by arsonists. Firefighters were called to the skatepark late on Thursday night where a moped had been left in the middle of …

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  • Bitton honours local swimming star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

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    Swimmer Siobhan Marie O’Connor today unveiled a plaque at Bitton Station marking her exceptional achievements. The 19-year-old, who lives in Bitton, has won gold, silver and bronze medals in European, Commonwealth and World championships, and the parish council commissioned the …

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