News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Friends and family rally to help couple after husband’s horror fall

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    Friends and relatives of a man who suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell down a flight of stairs and landed on his head have been rallying to support him and his wife. Darran Corp, 50, fell down 13 steps onto …

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  • Longwell Green neighbours win £150k in People’s Postcode Lottery

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    Champagne corks have been popping in Longwell Green for five neighbours who ended 2018 on a high after they won £30,000 each in the People’s Postcode Lottery. The Court Farm Road residents scooped £150,000 between them when BS30 9AE was …

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  • Photo competition to mark 40th anniversary of the Bristol & Bath Railway Path

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    A photography competition has been launched to mark the 40th anniversary of the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. Sustrans is a national, Bristol-based sustainable transport charity. Its flagship project is the National Cycle Network and the Bristol and Bath Railway …

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  • Community farm’s dismay at being favoured site for £33m Park & Ride

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    A farming cooperative are urging people to help them block a plan to pave over their prime agricultural land with a £33m Park & Ride to serve the M32 corridor. Sims Hill Shared Harvest at Frenchay, who say the land …

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  • Investigation under way following large fire in Redfield

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    An investigation is under way to establish the cause of a fire which destroyed a large part of an industrial unit in Netham Road, Redfield, yesterday. Several nearby premises were evacuated as a precautionary measure including 23 residents from sheltered …

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  • Villagers rally to help shopkeepers after robbery

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    An appeal set up yesterday to help the family who run the shop in Bitton after it was targeted by robbers has already raised over £2,000. The Premier Express in the High Street is run by popular couple Kandeepan and Shyamala Ambigaipakan. …

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  • Kingswood MP is appointed Universities & Science Minister

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore has today been appointed as the Universities & Science Minister. He replaces Sam Gyimah, who stepped down last week, saying he could not back the Prime Minister’s “naïve” Brexit plan. Mr Skidmore, who has been MP …

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  • Warmley’s ‘one-armed boxer’ celebrates European title

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    Boxer Joe Hughes from Warmley is this week back home celebrating with his young family after winning his biggest ever title – European Super-Lightweight Champion. What makes 28-year-old Joe’s achievement so remarkable is that he boxes with one arm as …

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  • Staple Hill store faces closure and the loss of 9 jobs

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    Staple Hill discount department store The Original Factory Shop (TOFS) is facing closure at the end of the year with the loss of nine jobs. A spokesperson for the company, which has its headquarters in Burnley, Lancashire, this week stressed …

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  • Hero neighbour leads pensioner to safety after fire

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    A man who saw smoke billowing out of an elderly neighbour’s house in Kingswood banged on her window and led her and her dog to safety from the fire which had broken out in the kitchen. Joe Davis had been …

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