News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Police appeal after empty kayak is found on the river at Saltford

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    Police are trying to trace the owner of a kayak found untethered and floating along the River Avon in Saltford earlier today. They were called at 12.30pm by a member of the public after the empty blue and white kayak …

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  • Council leader makes sports hall pledge

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    B&NES Council leader Tim Warren promised the new Keynsham leisure centre would include a sports hall and spectator seating for the swimming pool when he appeared on BBC Radio Bristol last week. Last Thursday’s John Darvall show saw the council …

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  • Police locate missing Kingswood pensioner

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    Police have now located the missing Kingswood man John Archer. The 77-year-old, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, had last been seen at 7.30pm last Friday after failing to return to his home in Kingswood after walking to the Best One shop on Pool Road. Police …

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  • Picture captures blaze drama at petrol station in Fishponds

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    A blazing car exploded on the forecourt of Morrisons’ petrol station in Fishponds last night. The dramatic moment was captured on video by Stephen Houghton who posted it on YouTube. Fortunately the vehicle was parked some distance from the pumps when it …

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