News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Three men caught on camera damaging CCTV equipment in Kingswood

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    Three men from Kingwood who vandalised CCTV equipment after a night out have been convicted and given curfews after they were caught on camera. Joshua Skuse, 19, of High Street, Ethan Stroud, 21, of Barter Close, and Curtis Osborne, 18, …

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  • Warning after Keynsham firm is targeted in email scam

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    Keynsham firm Simply Carpets has been targeted in an email scam which has ‘virtually crippled’ the business. The firm in Temple Street has written on its Twitter page: “Apologies to anyone who has had a spam email. We have been …

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  • Protesters to stage rally on College Green as they step up their fight against a McDonald’s in Fishponds

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    Campaigners against McDonald’s plans for a Drive-Thru restaurant on Fishponds Road will be protesting outside City Hall next week. The controversial plans are expected to come before Bristol City Council’s development control committee on 4th February but the objectors, who …

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  • Two men jailed after crack cocaine discovery in Vassals Park in Fishponds

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    Two men, one of them from Fishponds, have been jailed for over four years for drug offences after crack cocaine with a street value of £42,000 was discovered in Vassals Park. Charles Orieh, 37, from Staple Hill Road, and Ogu …

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  • Pressure to improve bus services is stepped up as 533 is axed

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    Len Fynn, from Cadbury Heath is in his 80s and relies on public transport to get out and about.  Until yesterday, when Wessex axed the 533 bus, the Parkwall Road resident was using the service up to four times a …

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  • Tesco boss: we still want to build our Hanham superstore

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     The boss of Tesco has confirmed that the troubled retail giant is still intending to open its planned superstore in Hanham. But in a letter updating Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore, chief executive Dave Lewis could not give an anticipated opening …

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  • Police alert over rogue traders operating in the Fishponds area

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    Police say they have been receiving a number of calls regarding cold calling by rogue traders at addresses in the Fishponds area. The ‘traders’ are making appointments to price up work, sometimes then taking deposits for work and not returning, …

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  • Education Secretary in visit to Kingswood today

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    The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been in Kingswood today, visiting the King’s Oak Academy and seeing how work is progressing on the new £3.7m primary school being built in the grounds. The new school is due to open in …

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  • Advice to patients over ‘unprecedented surge’ in demand on health services

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    As health services across Bristol and South Gloucestershire experience an “unprecedented surge” in demand, patients have today been told that going to their GP or A&E if they are “feeling ill or under the weather” is not the answer. A …

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  • New Studio School in Keynsham gets the thumbs-up from council planners

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    Planning permission has been granted for the new Isambard Kingdom Brunel (IKB) Studio School in Keynsham which is due to open on the Wellsway campus later this year. Funding from the Education Funding Agency is already in place for the …

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