News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Sudden death of young Keynsham mum and her unborn son

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    Friends and family are mourning a young Keynsham mum who died suddenly in bed at home along with her unborn baby son. Mum-of-two Kirsty Bridges, 29, was 21 weeks’ pregnant with the baby whom she and her fiancé Ashley Dimery-Seek …

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  • Police name Fishponds man charged over the 1984 murder of Melanie Road

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    Police have named the 63-year-old man charged with the murder of Melanie Road as Christopher John Hampton, of Fishponds. Melanie was 17 and studying for her A-levels when she was murdered in Bath in June 1984. Hampton has been remanded …

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  • Shaun the Sheep sculpture arrives in Warmley ahead of art trail launch

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    The Shaun the Sheep art trail begins officially on Monday but Warmley Waiting Room has already taken delivery of its colourful sculpture. Visitors to the café on the platform next to the Bristol & Bath Railway Path were posing for …

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  • Fury as giant McDonald’s Drive-Thru adverts go up around Fishponds

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    Campaigners who fought McDonald’s plans to open a Drive-Thru on Fishponds Road say the fast food giant has “thrown down the gauntlet” after putting up giant advertising posters in the area. McDonald’s hopes of building a two-storey Drive-Thru restaurant on …

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  • Drivers from Keynsham and Redfield among the latest charged under Operation Tonic

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    Eight more people have been named and shamed today as part of Operation Tonic, Avon & Somerset police’s summer drink and drug-driving campaign.   The motorists charged include Louise Marita Hughes, 41, from Keynsham, and Adrejs Kaskins, 32, from Redfield. …

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  • Melanie Road murder: Bristol man arrested

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    Police today said they had  made an arrest in connection with the murder of Melanie Road more than 30 years ago. A spokesman for Avon & Somerset police said: “A 63-year-old man from Bristol has been arrested on suspicion of …

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  • More local drivers named and shamed

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    More drivers have been named and shamed as part of Avon & Somerset police’s Operation Tonic road safety campaign. In the fourth week of the summer crackdown, 21 motorists have been charged with drink-driving, including Jamie Sasa, 39, from Hillfields, …

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  • Sun shines for South Gloucestershire’s Armed Forces Day

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    Armed Forces Day was celebrated in South Gloucestershire today with a parade through Staple Hill to Page Park for a drumhead ceremony. Among those taking part in the march, which set off from the Royal British Legion, were veterans, cadets, …

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  • Travellers leave Siston Common…and move to new car park in Keynsham

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    The travellers who had been illegally occupying the stretch of Siston Common on Anchor Road left the site today and a clean-up operation began. Following several visits from South Gloucestershire Council and police, an order was sought under the Criminal and …

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  • Man charged after elderly couple are mugged in Kingswood

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    A man has appeared in court today after the mugging of an elderly couple in Kingswood on 2nd June. Scott James, 32, of no fixed abode, appeared before North Avon magistrates charged with robbery and common assault. He was remanded in …

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