News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Man and woman arrested on suspicion of murdering Becky Watts

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    A 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman who were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of the kidnap of missing teenager Becky Watts from St George have this afternoon  been further arrested on suspicion of her murder. This morning, a district …

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  • Becky Watts investigation focuses on black Vauxhall Zafira

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    Police are today appealing for witnesses who may have seen a black Vauxhall Zafira as they continue their investigation into the disappearance of Becky Watts from St George.  “We would like to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall …

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  • ‘No significant items found so far’ in search for missing Becky

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    More police resources are being brought in as the search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts intensifies.  A number of locations have now been searched within a 2km radius of Becky’s home address in St George, but detectives say that no …

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  • Grange School closure due to be rubberstamped next week amid calls for an inquiry

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    The decision to close the Grange School & Sports College at Warmley at the end of August 2017 is expected to be rubberstamped this week. South Gloucestershire Council’s Children & Young People Committee voted in December to close the school …

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  • Two people arrested this afternoon in connection with Becky’s disappearance

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    The parents of missing Becky Watts say they are preparing themselves for the worst after police announced this afternoon that two people have been arrested in connection with their daughter’s disappearance. Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, who is heading up the …

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  • Petition urges council to reconsider sale of woodland in Keynsham

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    Within days of being launched, a petition calling on B&NES Council to withdraw woodland in Keynsham from being sold for a development has been signed by more than 600 people. The online petition has been started by Snapdragons Nursery which …

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  • Police search lake in St George Park as hunt for Becky intensifies

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    Police have today been searching the lake in St George Park and Avonview Cemetery today as concerns grow for missing local girl Becky Watts. Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, head of the Major Crime Investigation Unit, has taken over as the …

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  • Facebook campaign to find Becky Watts reaches more than 2 million users

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    The online campaign to help find missing St George teenager Rebecca Watts  has already reached more than two million people around the world on Facebook. The 16-year-old was last seen at her home in Crown Hill in St George a …

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  • Tipper truck carrying digger crashes into bridge by Bitton Station

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    Safety checks are being carried out today on the railway bridge that crosses the A431 by Bitton Station after it was struck by a tipper truck carrying a digger. The accident happened around 9.30am when the vehicle was travelling in …

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  • Police step up their search for missing Becky Watts from St George

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    A new picture of missing St George teenager Becky Watts has been released today by police who are continuing their search of open areas and parkland. Hundreds of leaflets and posters have been printed and officers are handing them out …

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