News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Kelston toll road opens

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    The toll road at Kelston that bypasses the section of A431 that has been closed for five months because of a landslide opened as planned today. The A431 through Bitton was noticeably busier as, for the first time in more …

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  • 50 jobs set to go at Kingswood firm

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    Knorr Bremse’s factory in Kingswood has been earmarked for closure and 50 jobs are at risk, we can confirm tonight. Knorr-Bremse Systems for Commercial Vehicles in the UK has its manufacturing facility at Douglas Road in the town while the …

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  • Council staff already using Market Walk address for Keynsham development

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    While a final decision to approve the name of Market Walk is still to be ratified, B&NES Council staff have been using it as the postal address for the new Keynsham development for the last month. As we have reported previously, the …

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  • Two more arrests following spate of ‘creeper’ burglaries in Brislington

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    Police have arrested another two people in connection with a series of ‘creeper’ burglaries in Brislington.  On Monday night three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a vehicle after police spotted a suspicious car on Stockwood …

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  • 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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