News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • A37 closure during safety improvements at Pensford will see traffic diverted through Keynsham and Brislington

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    Three weeks of roadworks begin on the busy A37 at Pensford on Monday 11th February, which will see the northbound lane closed at times and traffic diverted via Keynsham and Brislington. Bath & North East Somerset Council is carrying out …

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  • Mini Police launches in South Gloucestershire

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    Year 5 pupils at Parkwall Primary School in Cadbury Heath became official members of Avon & Somerset’s Mini Police today. The school in Earlstone Crescent is one of the first in South Gloucestershire to take part in the scheme which …

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  • Source of mystery Lyde Green smell remains elusive

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    Just what is causing the stench that residents in Lyde Green and Emersons Green regularly complain about? This week the Environment Agency says the lines of inquiry it is looking at include an old landfill site at Lyde Green and …

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  • Customers in tears as popular Longwell Green shop announces closure

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    Popular Longwell Green store Newspacket is closing on Saturday (2nd February). The busy convenience shop and newsagent in Watsons Road has been run by Derrick Houldsworth and Antony Grieve for 22 years. They say they have not been able to …

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  • 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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