News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • MP fighting to help Fishponds family torn apart as brother and sister face deportation

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    More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to the Home Secretary calling for the deportation of a brother and sister from Fishponds to be halted. And Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East and a Shadow Foreign Office Minister, …

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  • Man held up at knifepoint in Page Park in Staple Hill

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    Police have begun an investigation after a man walking through Page Park in Staple Hill was threatened with a knife. At around 7.15pm on Monday 28th April three men approached the victim from inside the clock tower and one held …

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  • Traffic delays in St George and Redfield this week

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    Drivers and bus users are being warned of delays in the St George and Redfield area because of a week of resurfacing works. On Monday 12th May Avonvale Road will be closed and there will be two-way temporary signals on …

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  • Scarecrows and flower festival draw crowds to Hanham

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    Families flocked to Hanham High Street today to take part in a scarecrow hunt. There are more than 40 scarecrows to find in the windows of shops and businesses and the theme is Films. The event has been organised by …

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  • 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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