News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Major clean-up operation after travellers leave Kingswood sites

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    Travellers moved off Southey Avenue Playing Field in Kingswood today following negotiations with the council and police. They had moved on yesterday after leaving the pitches opposite Kingswood fire station which are leased to AEK-BOCO Football Club. A major clear-up …

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  • Travellers relocate to different playing fields in Kingswood

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    The travellers who had been camped on playing fields opposite Kingswood fire station since last Thursday left earlier today – only to move onto the Southey Avenue playing fields a mile away, see above. South Gloucestershire Council, which owns the …

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  • Car found burnt out after collision with a pedestrian in Keynsham

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop collision in Keynsham last night. The incident happened at about 6.30pm when a car was in collision with a pedestrian who was walking in the direction of Charlton Road from Charlton Park. …

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  • Travellers move on to AEK-BOCO playing fields in Kingswood

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    Travellers moved onto the playing fields opposite Kingswood fire station late last night. The site in Tenniscourt Road is owned by South Gloucestershire Council but the pitches are used by AEK-BOCO Football Club. Earlier this week there was an unauthorised …

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  • Police release photo of suspects in Bitton garden centre burglary

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    Police are appealing for help in tracking down burglars who targeted Fonthill Garden Centre in Bitton. The two suspects took a range of items from the centre, which is on the A431 Bath Road in Bitton after getting in some …

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  • Armed police attend incident in Keynsham

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    Police were called to reports of someone making threats at a property in Sherwood Road in Keynsham at about 8.30am today. The area was cordoned off and officers attended – including armed officers as a precaution. A property was searched …

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  • Staple Hill’s last bank to close, announces Lloyds

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    Lloyds has announced the closure of its Staple Hill branch – the last bank in the town. Lloyds says that following an in-depth review, it has made the “difficult decision” to close the branch in the High Street due to …

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  • Man stabbed in Speedwell

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to a GBH which happened in Speedwell yesterday. A man aged in his 30s suffered a non-life threatening stab wound during an incident in Meadow Vale Park at around 5.10pm. He is currently receiving treatment …

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  • Hanham football club’s controversial plans including floodlighting are recommended for approval

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    Controversial plans for four floodlights around the main pitch at AEK-BOCO Football Club in Hanham are being recommended for approval. The plans also include two covered 50-seater spectator areas and a 1.8 metre fence around the perimeter of the main …

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  • Inquiries continue into attack on man by youths in Longwell Green

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    Police inquiries into an attack on a man on a path in Longwell Green on Sunday are continuing. The victim, understood to be in his 50s, needed hospital treatment for his injuries after being attacked by a group of youths, …

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