News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • SITA collects the first of South Gloucestershire’s thousands of unwanted green bins

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    Trial collections of some of South Gloucestershire’s thousands of unwanted green bins have been carried out. Before the council introduced its £36-a-year green waste subscription service in April, 80,000 households were using a green bin. The council estimated the take-up …

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  • Former teacher from Staple Hill sentenced for making child abuse images

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    A 58-year-old former teacher from Staple Hill has been given a suspended jail sentence after admitting offences relating to the purchasing of child abuse materials from Canada. Timothy Arthur, who used to work at The Grange School & Sports College …

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  • Will health watchdogs refer Cossham decision to the Secretary of State?

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    Health chiefs in South Gloucestershire could face a challenge over their recent decision not to open the long-awaited minor injuries unit at Cossham Hospital. The hospital reopened nearly two years ago without the MIU even though the facility was agreed as …

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  • Praise from Ofsted for improving Grange School at Warmley but summer results were ‘disappointing’

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    Ofsted has carried out its fourth special measures monitoring inspection at the Grange School & Sports College in Warmley and is pleased with progress being made – although inspectors said the summer’s GCSE exam results were  “disappointing”. The Grange was put …

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  • Police seek witnesses to assault on women after they left Fishponds pub

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    Police are seeking witnesses after two women were assaulted shortly after leaving a Fishponds pub. The victims, aged 36 and 39, left the Portcullis in Fishponds Road at around 1.30am on Sunday 19th October. They were part of a larger …

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  • Another demo planned against a McDonald’s restaurant on Fishponds Road

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    Another community demonstration against McDonald’s plans for a 24-hour Drive-Thru restaurant in Fishponds will next place next week. Earlier this month over 200 people marched down Fishponds Road to protest against the fast food giant’s plans for the old Bristol …

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  • Woman racially abused as she walked with her children along railway path at Fishponds

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman walking with her children was racially abused on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path at Fishponds. The victim was walking on Monday between 4.15pm and 4.45pm when a man started to shout racially …

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  • Fire at recycling plant near Keynsham being treated as arson

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    Fire investigators say a blaze at recycling business ReOrganics near Keynsham at the weekend was started deliberately. Firefighters were called to the site at Charlton Field Lane at about 5.45am on Saturday and were there for most of the day, …

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  • Council hints that Kelston Road could reopen ahead of Christmas deadline

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    A free taxi will begin operating between Willsbridge and Kelston from 3rd November to replace the temporary 619 bus service brought in after a landslip closed the road. The taxi service is initially planned to operate for two weeks, in …

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  • Fight for Cossham’s minor injuries unit continues despite setback for campaigners

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    Campaigners are continuing to call for a minor injuries unit for Cossham Hospital, despite health chiefs yesterday agreeing to postpone a decision for another year. Instead the South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group will pilot a minor injuries service in GP surgeries. …

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