News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Do you recognise man who smashed Keynsham barber shop’s window?

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    A man who smashed the front window of a barber’s shop in Keynsham was caught on CCTV. The vandal, who wore a hat but made no attempt to hide his face, is seen running towards ShortCuts in Station Road and …

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  • St George garden opens as part of the Chelsea Fringe

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      While the Chelsea Flower Show is under way in London this week, the Chelsea Fringe Festival has opened in Bristol this week, with a tiny back garden in St George wowing visitors. The Fringe is independent of the Royal …

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  • New bus route proposals after complaints about 42 service

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    The route of the 42 bus is to be changed after a flood of complaints about 82 virtually empty double-deckers a day going along Oakleigh Gardens, Cherry Garden Lane and Kenilworth Drive. At a packed public meeting held at Cherry …

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  • Former MP Jack Aspinwall dies, aged 82

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    The former Conservative MP Jack Aspinwall died this morning. He was 82. Mr Aspinwall, who had been fighting cancer, passed away peacefully at his home in Bath Road, Willsbridge, surrounded by his family. In the February 1974 and October 1974 …

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  • Appeal for information about assault at McDonald’s in Longwell Green

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    Do you recognise this man? Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying him in connection with an assault on a manager at the McDonald’s restaurant at Aspects Leisure Park in Longwell Green at 6am on 25th April. Anyone with any information …

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  • 35 firefighters tackle arson in Redfield

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    Firefighters who were called to a huge blaze in Redfield say it was started deliberately. The AF&RS Control Room received more than 20 calls to reports of the fire in Russell Town Avenue yesterday, with smoke and flames seen for …

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  • Dog dies in house fire in Oldland Common

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    A dog has died in a house fire in Oldland Common. When firefighters arrived at the house in Cloverlea Road on Sunday all the occupants were already outside, including the dog, but attempts to resuscitate the pet were sadly unsuccessful. …

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  • Bob’s last journey on Avon Valley Railway

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    Heritage railway enthusiast Bob Hitchings MBE made his final journey on board one of his beloved trains at Bitton today. Bob, who died on 16th April, aged 69, was a stalwart of Avon Valley Railway and received his honour from …

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  • Tories take control of both South Glos Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council

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    The Conservatives have taken overall control of South Gloucestershire Council after gaining six more seats at the district elections. And the Tories also now control Bath & North East Somerset Council, having won a convincing majority at the local government elections. South …

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  • Kerry McCarthy holds Bristol East for Labour while Tories hold Filton & Bradley Stoke

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    Labour’s Kerry McCarthy has held on to her Bristol East seat while Conservative Jack Lopresti has been re-elected as MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke (FABS), which includes Downend, Staple Hill and Frenchay & Stoke Park. Ms McCarthy polled almost 4,000 more votes than her …

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