News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Conservatives dismiss ‘catastrophe’ fears over Kingswood Civic Centre closure

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    Closing Kingswood Civic Centre would remove hundreds of jobs from an area with the worst unemployment in South Gloucestershire, severely damaging the town’s economy. That was the warning from the Labour group on South Gloucestershire Council this week during a …

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  • Groundhop fans to descend on Keynsham Town, Bitton, Oldland & Cadbury Heath this weekend

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    Football fans will be hopping from match to match – including seeing local sides Bitton, Oldland, Keynsham Town, Cadbury Heath in action – as part of this weekend’s Western League Groundhop. Groundhopping is a popular movement which sees fans travel …

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  • Witness appeal after fatal collision involving Staple Hill man

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Bristol city centre in which a man from Staple Hill was fatally injured. Shortly before 10.40pm last Friday (9th October) an articulated lorry was in collision with a pedestrian in a …

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  • New Keynsham action group launches leisure centre petition

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    A new action group has started a petition, saying B&NES Council has “entirely failed” to consult people about the facilities that will be provided in a new leisure centre for Keynsham. The council is considering three possible sites – Ashton …

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  • Fight to save ancient Lyde Green Common from development threat

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    People are being urged to object to plans to deregister ancient Lyde Green Common amid fears that it could be “swallowed up by development”. Commoners, local councillors and MPs Chris Skidmore and Luke Hall are urging people to make their …

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  • Mum’s tribute to her ‘one in a million’ son who drowned at Hanham

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    The mother of a man from Brislington who drowned in the River Avon at Hanham last week has today paid tribute to him. Police have been piecing together events leading up to 22-year-old Alex Vokins’ death last Wednesday. His mother Tina Vokins …

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  • Keynsham Civic Centre named ‘Best of the Best’ at British awards ceremony

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    The new £34m Keynsham Civic Centre and One Stop Shop scooped two national design awards this week. The controversial development was hailed as the ‘Best of the Best’ at the British Council for Offices (BCO) National Awards Dinner held at the …

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  • Former Cadbury’s staff watch as sign comes down from old Keynsham factory

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    The giant Cadbury’s sign weighing over seven tonnes was cut from the side of the old chocolate factory in Keynsham this morning and lowered to the ground. The historic moment was watched by a large group of former employees including Hugh Evans, …

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  • Pair released on bail as police continue to investigate discovery of man’s body in River Avon at Hanham

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     A man and a woman who were arrested by police in connection with the discovery of a man’s body in the River Avon at Hanham have been released on bail. The 24-year-old man and 21-year-old woman have been helping police …

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  • Body found near Saltford is formally identified

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    A man whose body was found near Saltford on Monday morning has been named today as Julian Leach, 41, who had been reported missing from the Potters Bar area of Hertfordshire.   Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters, the North East Area Commander, …

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