News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • New care facility opens in Cadbury Heath in midst of pandemic

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    A new care and reablement centre officially opened in Cadbury Heath on 1st April, helping to free up NHS hospital beds at a time when they couldn’t be more needed. Little Heath in Earlstone Crescent welcomed its first five guests …

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  • Mangotsfield United Football Club fighting for its survival

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    Mangotsfield United Football Club has launched a crowdfunding appeal, saying the future of the club is at stake. Due to the impact of coronavirus and a previous drop in revenue, MUFC is experiencing tough times financially and is in urgent …

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  • Temporary hospital being created at UWE’s Frenchay campus to treat COVID-19 patients

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    Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on the University of the West of England’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary NHS hospital to provide hundreds of extra beds if local services need them during the …

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  • Appeal for information after Audi crash on the A431 Kelston Road

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle collision on the A431 Kelston Road. It happened on (Monday 30th March) at 5pm.  A black Audi A4 was travelling from Bath towards Kelston, when it failed to negotiate a right-hand …

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  • Kingswood-based charity launches emergency appeal to keep helpline running

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    ERIC, the children’s bowel and bladder charity based in Britannia Road in Kingswood, has launched an emergency appeal to keep its helpline running so that families get the help and support they need during this time of crisis. In a …

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  • Free coronavirus hotline goes live in Bristol

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    A dedicated free telephone hotline has been launched in Bristol to help the city’s most vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The We Are Bristol support phone number – 0800 694 0184 – will offer a potential lifeline to isolated …

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  • People are urged to continue donating blood

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    Blood donors are being urged to keep their appointment during the coronavirus crisis and the service is also urging more people to sign up as donations have dropped. Coming to give blood is considered essential travel and NHS Blood and …

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  • South Gloucestershire Council’s urgent plea for protective equipment

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    South Gloucestershire Council has put out an urgent call for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) so that its frontline staff can help support vulnerable local people more safely. The council has issued the appeal on social media, saying: “Despite …

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  • 60-year-old cache of chocolate discovered

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    Building workers in Keynsham have apparently made a startling discovery – and sparked security fears into the bargain. The Week In understands that while earthworks were taking place around The Chocolate Quarter at the Somerdale site last month, a hidden …

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  • Police arrest two men and recover vehicles stolen from Brislington

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    Police have arrested two men in connection with a car key burglary in Brislington and have recovered the two vehicles that were stolen. Thieves broke into a house to take the keys and steal a Fiat Doblo van and a …

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