News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Safety checks on windows at Keynsham Civic Centre after cover strip comes loose

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    Engineers from Bath & North East Somerset Council will be using elevating platform machinery around Keynsham Civic Centre tomorrow to carry out safety checks after a window cover strip came loose from one of the surrounds yesterday afternoon. The council …

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  • Fishponds man jailed for petrol bomb attack on Staple Hill flat while occupants slept

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    A Fishponds man has been jailed for an arson attack on a flat in Staple Hill while the occupants were asleep inside. Alan Smith, 55, of Briar Way, was convicted of arson reckless as to endanger life and at Bristol …

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  • Ronnie Barker ‘Fork Handles’ script expected to fetch £40k at Hanham auction

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    An iconic piece of British comedy history is going under the hammer at East Bristol Auctions in Hanham next week. Ronnie Barker’s original handwritten script for the infamous ‘Fork Handles’ sketch has been consigned to their TV, Film & Entertainment …

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  • Burglars ‘armed with poles or bats’ disturbed in Kingswood home

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a resident disturbed two men carrying poles or bats in the hallway of his Kingswood home. It happened at about 3.30pm on Tuesday 15th May in Southey Avenue. Police say no threats …

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  • Life-saving defibrillator is stolen from Mangotsfield

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    A £3,000 life-saving defibrillator which the Mangotsfield community pulled together to fund has been stolen, police said today. The public access machine was installed on the wall outside the Salutation pub in St James’ Place in February 2017. The pub …

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  • South Glos Tories choose a new leader as Matthew Riddle announces he is standing down

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    The leader of South Glos Council is to stand down on Wednesday, with his deputy backed to lead the new administration. Conservative Matthew Riddle, who represents Severn Ward, says that with local elections a year away, he is not seeking …

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  • Court fines issued following Blue Badge fraud in Bristol

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    Two women who used their relatives’ disabled parking badges have admitted fraudulent use and been fined today at Bristol Magistrates’  Court. Maxine Castle, 48, of Sandholme Road, Brislington, and Mary Gomm, 65, of Pooles Wharf Court, Clifton, pleaded guilty to …

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  • This man is wanted by the police in connection with a burglary in Keynsham

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    Have you seen Daniel Milburn? Police want to talk to the 33-year-old in connection with a burglary in Keynsham. He is described as white and has stubble and shaved/ receding brown hair. Milburn has links to the South Wales area. If …

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  • Police dog sniffs out suspected cannabis during drugs raid in Emersons Green

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    A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply after officers searched a house in Emersons Green. The warrant in Colliers Break was carried out at 3pm on Wednesday by neighbourhood and response officers, volunteer Special …

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  • Man arrested over burglaries after policeman spots stolen car in Kingswood

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      Police today said they have arrested a man in St George and recovered a stolen car following burglaries in Warmley and Montpelier in Bristol. Kingswood Neighbourhood PC Stuart Mathias was patrolling in Kennard Road in Kingswood when he spotted …

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