News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Governors of Fishponds school prepare legal challenge after being plunged into special measures by Ofsted

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    The governors of Steiner Academy Bristol in Fishponds are planning a legal challenge after Ofsted rated it as ‘Inadequate’. After launching an appeal for £15,000 on the CrowdJustice website earlier this week, there have already been more than 160 pledges …

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  • Land owner ordered to pay over £6,000 for waste offences in Staple Hill

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    South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a land owner who was ordered to pay a total of £6,120 in fines and costs following ongoing waste offences in Staple Hill. Ballymoney Hill Estates Ltd, of County Down, Northern Ireland, were prosecuted …

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  • Warning after dog nearly dies from eating chewing gum

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    A Keynsham family’s dog nearly died after munching his way through a tub of chewing gum. Jodie Deason, who works at The Week In, returned home after popping out last Tuesday to find their Springer Spaniel Monty had got hold …

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  • Over 250 people attend meeting with Mayor about proposed South Bristol ring road

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    More than 250 people attended a meeting with the Mayor of Bristol today to show their opposition to controversial proposals for a South Bristol link road. The meeting, organised by the South Bristol Wrong Road Facebook Group, was held at St Augustine’s Church …

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  • Best-selling author pledges her support after arson attack on village phone box library

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    The mini library that opened in a redundant phone box in Oldland Common last summer has been torched. Firefighters were called out in the early hours of today after what appears was an arson attack on the popular book exchange …

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  • New year gets under way with four sets of roadworks around Keynsham

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    Four sets of roadworks around Keynsham – including two in the town centre – are under way this week. Pedestrian improvement work began yesterday on Bath Hill. The work is scheduled to last nine weeks. There are off-peak traffic controls …

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  • Friends and family rally to help couple after husband’s horror fall

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    Friends and relatives of a man who suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell down a flight of stairs and landed on his head have been rallying to support him and his wife. Darran Corp, 50, fell down 13 steps onto …

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  • Longwell Green neighbours win £150k in People’s Postcode Lottery

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    Champagne corks have been popping in Longwell Green for five neighbours who ended 2018 on a high after they won £30,000 each in the People’s Postcode Lottery. The Court Farm Road residents scooped £150,000 between them when BS30 9AE was …

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  • Photo competition to mark 40th anniversary of the Bristol & Bath Railway Path

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    A photography competition has been launched to mark the 40th anniversary of the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. Sustrans is a national, Bristol-based sustainable transport charity. Its flagship project is the National Cycle Network and the Bristol and Bath Railway …

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  • Community farm’s dismay at being favoured site for £33m Park & Ride

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    A farming cooperative are urging people to help them block a plan to pave over their prime agricultural land with a £33m Park & Ride to serve the M32 corridor. Sims Hill Shared Harvest at Frenchay, who say the land …

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