News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

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    Police have arrested a 41-year-old man after a woman was attacked while jogging on a footpath by the River Avon in St Anne’s Park last week. The 29-year-old was grabbed by a man on the stretch of footpath between Robertson …

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  • Woman fights off attacker on River Avon footpath

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted sexual assault on a 29-year-old woman as she was out jogging today. The victim was on the River Avon footpath between Robertson Drive and Pilgrims Wharf in the St Anne’s Park area …

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  • Two people escape from house fire in Fishponds

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    A man and woman in their 20s escaped from a fire that caused extensive damage to their home in Beechen Drive in Fishponds yesterday. The man was pulled to safety by a member of the public before the fire crews …

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  • Anger and frustration as Cossham campaigners fail to get answers from health chiefs

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    There was uproar today after health chiefs revealed they are ploughing ahead with controversial plans to trial a minor injuries service in GP surgeries in South Gloucestershire – but still can’t give details of where, when and how it will …

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  • Fight for Cossham Hospital’s minor injuries unit back in the spotlight tomorrow

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    Campaigners battling to get a minor injuries unit opened at Cossham Hospital will gather for another rally in Kingswood Park tomorrow. They will then march across the road to the Civic Centre where South Gloucestershire health chiefs are due to …

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  • Man’s body found after fire tears through a house in Fishponds

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    Avon Fire & Rescue Service say a body was found in a house in Fishponds where fire broke out earlier today but crews were able to save a neighbour who had been overcome by smoke and was unconscious when they …

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  • Man’s body discovered in the River Avon at Keynsham after canoe capsizes

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    A man in his 40s has died in a canoeing accident on the River Avon. Emergency services were called to the river near Swineford yesterday afternoon after reports of canoeists in the water after their vessels capsized near the weir. …

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  • Fatal accident on A37 at Pensford

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    A man in his 30s has died after his car crashed into a tree at Hursley Hill in Pensford this morning. The A37 is still closed to allow collision investigators to carry out a detailed examination of the scene and …

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  • Police issue descriptions of men who tried to lure schoolgirl into their car in Keynsham

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    Police are investigating a report that two men asked a 14-year-old schoolgirl to get into their car at Tesco in Keynsham yesterday afternoon. She was walking into the store at around 3.15pm when a man called out to her from …

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  • 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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