News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • 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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