News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • New Keynsham leisure centre to feature in “high quality” redevelopment of Riverside

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    Keynsham’s new leisure centre will be at the Riverside as part of a visionary redevelopment for the area although the exact location and facilities available have yet to be decided. At the December meeting of the B&NES Council Cabinet, members …

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  • Concern over car park plan for Kingswood graveyard

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    Plans to convert the derelict Wesleyan chapel in Blackhorse Road in Kingswood into flats have been welcomed although there is concern about building a car park on top of some graves. The church closed in the late 1970s and the …

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  • Scrap yard blaze in Warmley being treated as arson

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    More than 50 calls were received by Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s control room to report Saturday’s  fire at the scrap yard in Tower Road South in Warmley. Fire investigators believe the blaze in a building filled with scrap vehicles was  started …

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  • Major fire at Warmley scrap yard

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    Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a scrap yard in Warmley this morning. Local residents reported hearing fuel tanks exploding as the fire raged at PA Salvage which is behind flats in Tower Road South. Tower Road South …

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  • Police arrest man over robbery of 92-year-old woman in Fishponds

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    Police arrested a man on Friday in connection with the robbery of a 92-year-old woman in Fishponds. The day before, they had released CCTV images of a man they wanted to speak to who was in the area at the time …

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  • How did your MP vote on air strikes in Syria?

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    Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy has outlined to her constituents why she voted against bombing Syria in last night’s Commons vote. MPs voted in favour of airstrikes against ISIL by 397 to 223, with our other local MPs Chris Skidmore …

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