News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • 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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