News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Downend shop set to become an estate agency despite scores of objections

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    Despite a flood of objections, plans to turn a shop in Cleeve Wood Road into an estate agency are being recommended for approval. In a report drawn up after the extended deadline for consultation this week, South Gloucestershire Council planning …

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  • Artists discuss their clock tower designs with Keynsham people as voting opens

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    The three artists shortlisted to design a new clock tower for Keynsham met local people today to talk about their proposals as voting opened for residents and business owners to choose their favourite one. The new clock tower will have …

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  • Did you see assault outside Chasers nightclub in Kingswood?

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked attack in which a man was punched in the head and knocked unconscious outside Chasers nightclub in Kingswood. The attack happened at around 2.35am on Monday 5th May. The victim was in …

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  • Council bows to pressure and postpones controversial road closure

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    Highways chiefs have postponed the closure of another route from South Gloucestershire into Bath after being lobbied by concerned parents and schools that it could have a devastating impact on students sitting their summer exams. Marshfield Lane in Upton Cheyney …

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  • Farewell party to mark the end of a Fishponds institution

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    A big weekend party is being planned to mark the closure of the St Matthias Campus in Fishponds after 161 years. ‘St Matts’ is currently the humanities campus for the University of the West of England (UWE) and was previously …

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  • Kingswood-born space scientist Prof Colin Pillinger dies

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    Space scientist Colin Pillinger CBE, who was born in Kingswood and went to the local grammar school, now King’s Oak Academy, has died at the age of 70. Professor Pillinger was best known for his 2003 attempt to land a …

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  • Former landmark pub in Warmley facing the bulldozers

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    Plans to knock down the old Station Master pub in Warmley at the end of May to make way for a mixed use redevelopment of the site have sparked concern. The ‘vulgar’ looking landmark building in the High Street has …

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  • Kingswood fire station closes for refurbishment with Speedwell now responding to 999 calls

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    Kingswood fire station has temporarily closed to enable refurbishment works to begin. While the work is ongoing firefighters will respond to 999 calls from Speedwell fire station, two miles away. In January Avon Fire & Rescue Service announced its Investing for …

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  • Justice for tragic couple Ross and Clare

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      Offenders who ignore their driving bans will be jailed for up to 10 years if they cause a death on the road, the Government announced today – a direct result of the campaign by the families of Ross and …

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  • Scarecrows bring movie magic to Pucklechurch

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    Pucklechurch’s annual scarecrow competition and trail in aid of the village church of St Thomas a Becket is taking place this bank holiday weekend. This year’s theme is movie characters and people are invited to go round the village guessing …

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