News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Kingswood man rescued by firefighters after smoke alarm alert

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    A man was rescued from his smoke-filled home in Charlton Road in Kingswood after a fire broke out in the kitchen yesterday. Firefighters from Kingswood and Brislington fire stations were alerted by a neighbour who heard a smoke alarm sounding …

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  • Flag-raising ceremonies herald Armed Forces Day

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    To herald Armed Forces Day flag-raising ceremonies have been held today in Kingswood and Staple Hill. The flag was hoisted over Kingswood Civic Centre by Cllr Erica Williams, chair of South Gloucestershire Council, with the help of pupils from the nearby Park …

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  • More charges brought in Becky Watts murder case

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    Police today said that the girlfriend of the man accused of murdering St George teenager Becky Watts has now also been charged with her murder after new evidence was gathered. Shauna Hoare, 21, has been charged jointly with Nathan Matthews, …

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  • Council unveils proposal for £5m solar energy park in the Green Belt at Pucklechurch

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    South Gloucestershire Council is “investigating the potential” of building a £5m solar energy scheme on 34 acres of Green Belt land near the M4. It has secured a grid connection offer from Western Power which would allow it to build …

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