News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Petition launched as travellers return to the commons

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    After last summer’s lengthy illegal occupation of common land near Siston Park, a convoy of travellers this week parked up on open space nearby, sparking a petition. They would have been unable to get on to the land that was …

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  • Warmley hairdresser dies in Ibiza

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    Warmley hairdresser Cara-Jayne Keirl has died in Ibiza. The Foreign  Office has not yet given any details about the circumstances of the 28-year-old’s death on 9th June. Today her family described her as “beautiful, bubbly, loving and always looking to …

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  • More roadworks misery for Keynsham next month

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    Just when you thought the roadworks in Keynsham town centre were coming to an end,  B&NES Council has just published a temporary road closure notice for three weeks starting on 13th July. This is to allow for resurfacing work to …

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  • Damaged bridge to close for two months after vehicle ignored height warning

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    The bridge that carries the Bristol & Bath Railway Path and the steam railway over the A431 at Willsbridge will close for up to eight weeks for girder repairs after it was hit by a vehicle that flouted the height …

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  • Plans for 50 retirement apartments in Hanham go on public display

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    Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone today held a public exhibition at Hanham Community Centre to unveil their plans for 50 apartments near Magpie Bottom Nature Reserve. The vacant site to the south of Harolds Way already has outline planning permission …

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  • St Monica Trust retirement village to be at heart of £60m redevelopment of Cadbury’s in Keynsham

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    The old red brick Cadbury’s factory in Keynsham is to become the St Monica Trust’s fifth retirement village with 120 assisted living apartments and a 105-bed care home. Overall, it is hoped that the retirement community, together with additional office …

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  • Railway path east of Bitton reopens ahead of schedule

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    Resurfacing work on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path between Bitton and Saltford has been fully completed over a week ahead of schedule. Since 1st June a diversion for cyclists has been operating through Saltford and Keynsham but South Gloucestershire …

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  • Secretary of State deals blow to Cossham campaigners over minor injuries unit

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    Cossham campaigners  have been dealt a heavy blow today with the Secretary of State saying that South Gloucestershire health chiefs are right to consider an alternative to the promised minor injuries unit at the Kingswood hospital. Jeremy Hunt has accepted …

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  • Tributes as Cllr David Bellotti dies

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    The councillor responsible for the Keynsham town regeneration project, David Bellotti, died yesterday after a recent illness. He was 72. Lib Dem Mr Bellotti, who had been the cabinet member for community resources on Bath & North East Somerset Council before the …

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  • Drivers from Redfield, Downend and Whitchurch among those charged with drink or drug-driving

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    The first motorists who have been charged with a drink or drug-driving offence during this summer’s police crackdown have been named and shamed today. The Operation Tonic road safety campaign began a week ago and 15 people have so far …

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