News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • McDonald’s consider next move after refusal of Fishponds restaurant

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    McDonald’s today said they were “disappointed” that their bid for a Drive-Thru restaurant on Fishponds Road had been rejected by council planners – but have yet to decide whether to lodge an appeal. Last night councillors unanimously agreed with their officers’ …

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  • Joy as Fishponds Big Mac is turned down by planning committee

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    Bristol city councillors have tonight thrown out McDonald’s controversial plans for a Drive-Thru restaurant on Fishponds Road. Campaigners against the scheme to redevelop the old Bristol Tiles site turned out for tonight’s meeting of the development control committee and applauded …

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  • Grange School at Warmley taken out of special measures

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    The Grange School & Sports College has been removed from special measures – but a final decision to close it is still expected to take place next month. In April 2013 the school was deemed by Ofsted to be failing …

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  • Police enforce car sharing lane on ring road this week

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    Police are enforcing the 2+ lane on the A4174 at Bromley Heath this week. Today a team of Special Constables and neighbourhood officers carried out an “educational operation” during the morning rush hour. They stopped and spoke to 76 drivers …

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