News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Dog dies in house fire in Oldland Common

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    A dog has died in a house fire in Oldland Common. When firefighters arrived at the house in Cloverlea Road on Sunday all the occupants were already outside, including the dog, but attempts to resuscitate the pet were sadly unsuccessful. …

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  • Bob’s last journey on Avon Valley Railway

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    Heritage railway enthusiast Bob Hitchings MBE made his final journey on board one of his beloved trains at Bitton today. Bob, who died on 16th April, aged 69, was a stalwart of Avon Valley Railway and received his honour from …

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  • Tories take control of both South Glos Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council

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    The Conservatives have taken overall control of South Gloucestershire Council after gaining six more seats at the district elections. And the Tories also now control Bath & North East Somerset Council, having won a convincing majority at the local government elections. South …

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  • Kerry McCarthy holds Bristol East for Labour while Tories hold Filton & Bradley Stoke

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    Labour’s Kerry McCarthy has held on to her Bristol East seat while Conservative Jack Lopresti has been re-elected as MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke (FABS), which includes Downend, Staple Hill and Frenchay & Stoke Park. Ms McCarthy polled almost 4,000 more votes than her …

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  • 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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