News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • New Keynsham action group launches leisure centre petition

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    A new action group has started a petition, saying B&NES Council has “entirely failed” to consult people about the facilities that will be provided in a new leisure centre for Keynsham. The council is considering three possible sites – Ashton …

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  • Fight to save ancient Lyde Green Common from development threat

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    People are being urged to object to plans to deregister ancient Lyde Green Common amid fears that it could be “swallowed up by development”. Commoners, local councillors and MPs Chris Skidmore and Luke Hall are urging people to make their …

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  • Mum’s tribute to her ‘one in a million’ son who drowned at Hanham

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    The mother of a man from Brislington who drowned in the River Avon at Hanham last week has today paid tribute to him. Police have been piecing together events leading up to 22-year-old Alex Vokins’ death last Wednesday. His mother Tina Vokins …

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  • Keynsham Civic Centre named ‘Best of the Best’ at British awards ceremony

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    The new £34m Keynsham Civic Centre and One Stop Shop scooped two national design awards this week. The controversial development was hailed as the ‘Best of the Best’ at the British Council for Offices (BCO) National Awards Dinner held at the …

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  • Former Cadbury’s staff watch as sign comes down from old Keynsham factory

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    The giant Cadbury’s sign weighing over seven tonnes was cut from the side of the old chocolate factory in Keynsham this morning and lowered to the ground. The historic moment was watched by a large group of former employees including Hugh Evans, …

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  • Pair released on bail as police continue to investigate discovery of man’s body in River Avon at Hanham

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     A man and a woman who were arrested by police in connection with the discovery of a man’s body in the River Avon at Hanham have been released on bail. The 24-year-old man and 21-year-old woman have been helping police …

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  • Body found near Saltford is formally identified

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    A man whose body was found near Saltford on Monday morning has been named today as Julian Leach, 41, who had been reported missing from the Potters Bar area of Hertfordshire.   Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters, the North East Area Commander, …

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  • Police investigate mystery woman link to body found in Saltford

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    Police are investigating whether the man whose body was found in Saltford yesterday was the same man who earlier revealed to a passer-by in Bath that a woman might have been injured or harmed. A member of the public found …

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  • Unexplained death of man in Saltford

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    Police are today investigating the unexplained death of a man near Saltford. They were called shortly before 8.30am today after a member of the public found a body on a footpath off Bath Road. The man’s death is being treated …

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  • Floral competition success for St George, Keynsham, Fishponds and Kingswood

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    Community groups across the area have been rewarded for their hard efforts in the Royal Horticultural Society’s South West in Bloom awards. At a presentation ceremony held in Dartmouth last Thursday, there were awards for St George, Keynsham, Fishponds and …

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