News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Work gets under way on £6.2m fire station at Hicks Gate

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    Work on a brand new £6.2m fire station at Hicks Gate on the outskirts of Keynsham is getting under way this week. The chairman of Avon Fire Authority, Cllr Terry Walker, was due to cut the turf at the site …

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  • McDonald’s wins go-ahead to open Longwell Green Drive-Thru restaurant for three more hours every day

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    McDonald’s Drive-Thru restaurant at Aspects Leisure Park in Longwell Green can stay open an extra three hours longer every day, despite local concerns about safety and noise. The fast food giant will be able to open from 5am to 2am …

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  • Conservative candidates to vote for fox hunting?

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    An organisation which wants to see fox hunting made legal again is gearing up to support Conservative Party candidates in our area standing in May’s General Election.  Vote-OK was set up following the 2004 Hunting Act which made hunting with …

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  • Unattended candle starts fire in Fishponds

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    A bedroom was badly damaged by a fire which started after a candle was left unattended at a house in Stanbury Road, Fishponds. Four fire engines from Kingswood and Temple fire stations were called after people living in the house …

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  • Becky’s mum pays tribute to her ‘beautiful angel’

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    The mother of murdered St George teenager Becky Watts has today released a tribute to her daughter and a photograph of her as a baby. In a statement Tanya Watts said: “I would like to say a big thank you …

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  • Police say they have recovered Becky’s missing property

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    The detailed investigation into the murder of St George teenager Becky Watts is likely to continue for several weeks, police said today. Although six people have been charged in connection with this case, specialist forensic examinations are continuing to help …

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  • Wellsway headteacher ‘regrets’ union’s decision to strike tomorrow

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    The headteacher of Wellsway School, in Keynsham where members of the NASUWT teaching union teachers will tomorrow take the first of six planned days of industrial action, says she “regrets” their decision. The action will close the school tomorrow and there …

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  • Teachers at Wellsway School announce six days of strike action in March over ‘unacceptable working practices’

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    Members of the NASUWT are planning the first of six days of strike action starting this Wednesday at Wellsway School in Keynsham. The teachers’ union says the action has been called as a result of the “employer’s unacceptable working practices …

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  • Three months of roadworks about to start on Keynsham bypass

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    Essential work to repair the Durley Lane bridge on the A4 Keynsham bypass will begin next Monday and is scheduled to take three months, with some temporary overnight road closures. Advance safety barrier repair works are starting this week at localised …

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  • Further four people in court over Becky Watts investigation

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    A further four people have been charged in connection with the Becky Watts investigation and appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court this afternoon. Karl Demetrius, 29, Donovan Demetrius, also 29, Jaydene Parsons, 23, all of Barton Court, and James Ireland, 23, …

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