News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Petition started to save Lyde Green Common

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    An  online petition has been started to save ancient Lyde Green Common. Devon-based company Norft Ltd has applied to the Planning Inspectorate to deregister the Common and in exchange proposes to give the community an alternative site off Coxgrove Hill. Julian …

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  • Mangotsfield Sort It centre to close for two weeks

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    The Sort It centre at Carsons Road in Mangotsfield will be closed to the public for two weeks next month for repairs and improvements which it is hoped will cut down on queues.   The works will be carried out …

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  • Plans to convert council’s old office block into 100+ homes

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    The old Riverside offices on Temple Street in Keynsham could be turned into over 100 flats following an application lodged with B&NES Council by the current owners of the building. The application lodged with the council is to determine whether …

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  • Keynsham fire station closes

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    Keynsham fire station closed on Sunday ahead of the opening early next year of the new £6.2m station at Hicks Gate. Crews are no longer responding to emergencies from Keynsham although the station is open until 1st November for people …

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  • Sixties band hold reunion at Kingswood Museum

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    In the 1960s, blues band The Poor Souls were regular performers in the Bristol area. Inspired by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and early Blues music, the band met when they were all at Withywood School (now Merchants’ Academy). One …

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  • 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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