News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Lib Dems’ Steve Webb loses Thornbury & Yate seat to Conservative Luke Hall

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    Luke Hall is the new Conservative MP for Thornbury & Yate after narrowly beating Steve Webb who had been the local Lib Dem MP since 1997. Mr Hall, 28, won with 19,924 votes – a 41% share. Mr Webb, who …

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  • Chris Skidmore is returned as MP for Kingswood with a 9,006 majority

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    Conservative Chris Skidmore has been returned as MP for Kingswood after winning 23,252 votes. He got a 48.3% share of the vote and now has a majority of more than 9,000. He saw his share of the vote rise by …

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  • Rees-Mogg wins NE Somerset and doubles majority

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                          Jacob Rees-Mogg has held the North East Somerset seat for the Conservatives and more than doubled his majority at the same time. He beat off the Labour challenge of …

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  • Prime Minister’s midnight visit to Asda in Longwell Green as part of his 36-hour non-stop tour of marginal seats

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    The Prime Minister has paid a mid-night visit to Asda in Longwell Green as part of his final push for power. David Cameron’s visit to the Kingswood constituency was part of his 36-hour non-stop tour of key marginal seats. Traditionally …

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  • Drivers with dashboard-mounted cameras asked to help in Keynsham fatal investigation

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    Police are appealing to drivers working in the haulage industry to help with their ongoing investigation into the fatal collision on the A4 at Keynsham last week. Drivers are being asked to check any footage recorded on cameras fitted to …

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  • 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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