News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Investigation into how prisoner in Keynsham custody suite suffered major head injury

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    The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an investigation into how a man suffered a serious head injury while he was in Avon & Somerset Police custody in Keynsham. The man had been arrested on 8th May outside a Bristol …

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  • Change of access to Hanham care home site is welcomed

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    Plans to access a new retirement complex from this roundabout on the main road in Hanham, rather than through a narrow cul-de-sac, are an improvement on previous applications, say local councillors. Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone is in the early stages …

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  • Elderly couple robbed in Kingswood

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly couple were robbed in Kingswood this afternoon. They were walking home from a local supermarket along Southey Avenue at around 3.15pm, when they were approached by a man. The offender pushed the …

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  • Drink and drug-drivers will be named and shamed in summer campaign launched today

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    Today sees the launch of Operation Tonic, Avon & Somerset police’s annual summer campaign to make the roads safer. As they did over Christmas and the New Year, police will be naming publicly every motorist charged with a drink or drug-driving …

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  • Kingswood MP joins the Treasury team

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chancellor George Osborne. Tonight Mr Skidmore said: “I’m honoured to join the Treasury team, working to continue to fix our economy and delivering on some of our key …

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  • Appeal for public’s help following fatal crash on A37

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    Police are appealing for the public’s help following a fatal crash on Hursley Hill near Whitchurch yesterday. It is the third fatal on this stretch of the A37 in nine months. A Peugeot 206 was travelling southbound out of Bristol …

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  • Thousands enjoy Family Fun Day in Kingswood Park

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      Thousands of people poured through the gates of a sunny Kingswood Park today for the annual Family Fun Day. Traditionally the free event is organised by South Gloucestershire Council but from next year the Friends of Kingswood Park will …

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  • Bristol Rovers’ open-top bus tour

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    Gasheads turned out in force to celebrate their side’s promotion back to the Football League with an open-top bus tour today. Bristol Rovers’ tour began on Deanery Road, near the old Warmley train station, then went past Warmley Community Centre …

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  • Hundreds turn out for vintage motorbike day

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    Hundreds of people turned out to watch the annual Douglas motorbike rally and cavalcade today. The world-famous Douglas bikes were built in Kingswood from 1907 to 1957 and there was a fine selection on display at Kingswood Heritage Museum which …

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  • Funeral of former MP Jack Aspinwall to take place next Friday

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    The funeral of the former Kingswood and Wansdyke Conservative MP Jack Aspinwall, who died on Tuesday, will take place on Friday, 29th May in Bitton. Mr Aspinwall, who had been fighting cancer, passed away at his home in Bath Road, …

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