News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Man escapes unharmed after arson at Stockwood flat

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    A man managed to escape through a window after a fire was deliberately started in front of a flat in Stockwood. An investigation has been launched into the blaze which happened at around 1am on Saturday in Morden Walk. It …

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  • Three teenagers in custody after police chase in Brislington

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    Two girls and a boy were in custody today after a stolen car was pursued by police in Brislington last night. Police spotted a suspicious car in Stockwood Lane and tried to stop it but it drove off. A vehicle pursuit …

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    B&NES Council cabinet member Kate Hall has been asked to reconsider the choice of Market Walk for the retail avenues in Keynsham’s Civic Centre. At a crowded, and sometimes heated meeting yesterday (Friday 25th July), the Planning and Transport Overview …

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  • Siobhan-Marie strikes gold at the Commonwealth Games

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    Millions around the world watched Bitton’s swimming sensation Siobhan-Marie O’Connor take gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday. In her debut Games, the 18-year-old, who began her swimming career with Keynsham Swimming Club and is still a member, …

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  • Cossham minor injuries unit petition passes 4000 mark

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    Campaigners fighting for the promised minor injuries unit at Cossham have been out and about in east Bristol in the last few days and now have more than 4000 signatures. At the same time, Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore has raised …

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  • Council powerless to stop Taylor Wimpey lorries

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    B&NES Council has said it can do nothing to prevent Taylor Wimpey lorries removing soil from the K2 Meadows development at whatever hours it wants, because no provision was made for this in the original planning application. Keynsham South ward …

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  • Decision on name for Keynsham development to be reviewed

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    The decision to name the streets in the Keynsham Civic Centre development ‘Market Walk’ has been called in for examination by B&NES Council’s Planning & Transport Scrutiny Panel. At a meeting on Friday (25th July) they will decide whether or …

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  • SBL to become part of Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust

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    The troubled Sir Bernard Lovell School at Oldland Common is to become part of the Keynsham-based Wellsway School Multi-Academy Trust. SBL was rated as inadequate by education watchdog Ofsted earlier this year, having previously been considered outstanding. Schools deemed to …

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  • Keynsham man killed in Ukraine plane crash

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    Ben Pocock from Keynsham was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in Ukraine yesterday, killing everyone on board. The former Wellsway pupil, who was a international business student at Loughborough University, was one of the 283 passengers and …

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  • Preparation for road rebuilding gets under way at Kelston as work on toll road continues

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    Preparation works started today for the rebuilding of Kelston Road, coinciding with a meeting between Kingswood MP and the Roads Minister to discuss the ongoing closure. MP Chris Skidmore met Minister Robert Goodwill to raise with the Department for Transport …

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