News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • 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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