News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • 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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