News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Midnight assault in Hanham on teenage girl

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault outside the Charcoal Grill takeaway in Hanham High Street where a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a man. It happened between 11.45pm on Friday 1st May and just after midnight on Saturday …

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  • Trouble mars end of Keynsham Cricket Club’s bank holiday beer and cider festival

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    Trouble marred the end of Keynsham Cricket Club’s Beer & Cider Festival over the bank holiday when police were called to several reports of around 50 young people fighting outside. Public disorder flared outside the Frank Taylor Memorial Ground on …

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  • Lorry driver rescued after HGV overturns at Bridgeyate

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     A lorry driver was taken to hospital suffering from head injuries after being rescued from the cab of his HGV which overturned on the A420 London Road at Bridgeyate this morning. When Avon Fire & Rescue crews arrived on the scene …

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  • Appeal for witnesses after fatal smash on A4 Keynsham bypass

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident on the Keynsham bypass this morning in which a motorcyclist was killed. The collision happened at around 9am and involved the motorcycle and a tractor which was towing a trailer. The motorcyclist …

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  • Education Secretary back in Kingswood today to see how work is progressing on new £3.7m primary school

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    The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan returned to Kingswood today to see how work has been progressing on the new £3.7m primary school being built in the grounds of King’s Oak Academy. Mrs Morgan and Chris Skidmore, who is standing to …

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  • Vehicles hit supermarket trolley thrown on to M4 near Pucklechurch

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    Police are appealing for information to trace whoever threw a supermarket shopping trolley from a bridge near Pucklechurch  onto the M4 early this morning. At least two vehicles hit it and were damaged at around 1.15am on the eastbound section …

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  • Police step up patrols in Saltford after pervert alert

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    Police have stepped up patrols in Saltford and local schools are warning pupils to walk home in groups after separate reports of a flasher and a man trying to lure a student into his van. Last Friday a man in a white …

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  • Shadow Home Secretary campaigns in Kingswood town centre

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    Yvette Cooper, the Shadow Home Secretary, joined Labour’s candidate for Kingswood Jo McCarron and party activists in the heart of the constituency this afternoon. They were outside the Kings Chase Shopping Centre campaigning against police cuts to the Avon & …

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  • Shadow Health Minister joins Cossham campaigners in Kingswood

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    Shadow Health Minister Andrew Gwynne was at the Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood today, joining local Labour Party members, Parliamentary candidate Jo McCarron and the Save Cossham Group to campaign on the issue of the hospital’s long overdue minor …

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  • Legendary rock guitarist Brian May visits St Brendan’s in Brislington to inspire young voters

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    Queen guitarist and political campaigner Dr Brian May rocked up at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College this afternoon to tell students about his Common Decency campaign. Joined by Kerry McCarthy, who is hoping to be returned as Labour MP for …

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