News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • McDonald’s proposed restaurant on Fishponds Road is recommended for refusal

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    Planning officers are recommending that McDonald’s controversial plans for a Drive-Thru restaurant on Fishponds Road are refused. The scheme to redevelop old Bristol Tiles site comes before Bristol City Council’s development control committee on Wednesday evening. There have been protest …

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  • Moped rider dies after crash on ring road

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    A woman has died after her moped was in a collision with two other vehicles on the A4174 Avon Ring Road yesterday. Police say the accident happened between Siston and Dramway at around 3pm. Police this morning confirmed that the …

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  • Cancelled 533 bus service sparks 503-name petition

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    A 503-name petition objecting to the loss of a “lifeline” bus service was handed in to South Gloucestershire Council today. The 533 linked up communities between Keynsham and Mangotsfield, including Willsbridge, North Common, Oldland Common, Barrs Court and Kingswood but bus …

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  • Reprieve for nine threatened PCSO posts but cash-strapped council wields the axe in other areas

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    Cash-strapped South Gloucestershire Council has drawn the line at cutting its community safety budget. The review had been looking at possible ways of cutting £277,000 from the budget. Options included cutting services to support victims of domestic abuse, nine Police …

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  • Outdoor gym to open in Keynsham’s Memorial Park

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council is planning on creating its first outdoor gym at Keynsham Memorial Park in March. This will include outdoor fitness kit and three new measured and marked park trails for running, jogging and walking. This …

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  • Shadow Minister visits thriving Warmley factory

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    Labour’s Shadow Minister for Small Businesses visited the family-run business Power Electrics in Warmley today. Along with Jo McCarron, who is standing for Labour in Kingswood at the General Election in May, Toby Perkins MP met company directors John and …

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  • Man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

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    Police have arrested a 41-year-old man after a woman was attacked while jogging on a footpath by the River Avon in St Anne’s Park last week. The 29-year-old was grabbed by a man on the stretch of footpath between Robertson …

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  • Woman fights off attacker on River Avon footpath

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted sexual assault on a 29-year-old woman as she was out jogging today. The victim was on the River Avon footpath between Robertson Drive and Pilgrims Wharf in the St Anne’s Park area …

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  • Two people escape from house fire in Fishponds

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    A man and woman in their 20s escaped from a fire that caused extensive damage to their home in Beechen Drive in Fishponds yesterday. The man was pulled to safety by a member of the public before the fire crews …

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  • Anger and frustration as Cossham campaigners fail to get answers from health chiefs

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    There was uproar today after health chiefs revealed they are ploughing ahead with controversial plans to trial a minor injuries service in GP surgeries in South Gloucestershire – but still can’t give details of where, when and how it will …

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