News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Appeal to find teenager missing from St George

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    Police are today appealing for the public’s help in finding teenager Rebecca Watts, who went missing from the Crown Hill area of St George on Thursday.  They say it is out of character for her not to contact someone if she …

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  • Death of popular bus driver

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    The bus company Abus has reported the sad death of Phil Reason.  Phil was a familiar face around the town and popular member of the community, driving the Keynsham to Bristol service from 1991 when he joined to company until …

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  • Do you recognise suspected bike thief?

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    Police have today released a picture of a man they believe has information about the theft of a bicycle in Frenchay. The theft happened in the University of West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus at around 3.50pm on Wednesday 28th …

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  • Foreign Secretary visit Red Cross depot at Warmley

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    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was in Warmley today, visiting the British Red Cross’s Emergency Response Unit Warehouse. Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore invited Mr Hammond to the depot on the Caxton Business Park to find out more about its national and …

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  • Timetable shake-up to improve punctuality and reliability of buses

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    Bus operator First has today announced a big timetable shake-up across the local network  which comes into effect from 29th March. They include changes to services about which there have been complaints raised in The Week In – the 17 …

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  • Kingswood MP made patron of Fair Votes for All campaign

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore has become a patron of the cross-party campaign calling for English votes for English issues to be introduced into the House of Commons as soon as possible. He said: “I am delighted to become a patron …

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  • Speed camera on A4 in Saltford becomes the first in Avon & Somerset to be switched back on

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    Speed cameras across Avon and Somerset were being switched back on from today with the one on the A4 at Saltford the first to be reactivated. It marks the beginning of a road safety project that will see a total …

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  • Residents ‘trapped’ in their homes by new Lyde Green development

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    From being an isolated rural community near the end of Howsmoor Lane, the Taylor family say life for them and their neighbours has been turned upside down as the new Lyde Green village takes shape around them. The building work …

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  • Private firm which runs Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre hits back at criticism from 64 Bristol GPs

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    More than 60 Bristol GPs have written a letter condemning the “shameful loss” of £7m of local NHS funds to the private firm which runs Emersons Green Treatment Centre. They include GPs from Fishponds, Kingswood, Redfield, Brislington, Whitchurch and Stockwood. …

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  • Two seriously hurt after car hits wall in Keynsham this morning

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    Police are asking for witnesses following a crash in Keynsham this morning in which two people received possible life-threatening injuries. The incident happened at about 6am on St Ladoc Road, near the junction with Bristol Road. Police say a car …

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