News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Railway path east of Bitton reopens ahead of schedule

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    Resurfacing work on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path between Bitton and Saltford has been fully completed over a week ahead of schedule. Since 1st June a diversion for cyclists has been operating through Saltford and Keynsham but South Gloucestershire …

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  • Secretary of State deals blow to Cossham campaigners over minor injuries unit

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    Cossham campaigners  have been dealt a heavy blow today with the Secretary of State saying that South Gloucestershire health chiefs are right to consider an alternative to the promised minor injuries unit at the Kingswood hospital. Jeremy Hunt has accepted …

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  • Tributes as Cllr David Bellotti dies

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    The councillor responsible for the Keynsham town regeneration project, David Bellotti, died yesterday after a recent illness. He was 72. Lib Dem Mr Bellotti, who had been the cabinet member for community resources on Bath & North East Somerset Council before the …

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  • Drivers from Redfield, Downend and Whitchurch among those charged with drink or drug-driving

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    The first motorists who have been charged with a drink or drug-driving offence during this summer’s police crackdown have been named and shamed today. The Operation Tonic road safety campaign began a week ago and 15 people have so far …

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  • 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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