News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham supermarket works

    Changes to Keynsham Tesco entrance from next week

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    While work to implement the new one-way traffic system around Keynsham town centre is still progressing, the revised traffic flow has resulted in a change to the layout to the junction of Charlton Road and the Tesco Car Park (adjacent …

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  • library protest

    The fight’s not over, vow Hanham Library campaigners

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    Campaigners say they will continue their fight to keep the current number of staffed hours at Hanham Library – especially as a proposed swipe card system giving users seven-day-a-week access may not be introduced. Following two rounds of public consultation …

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  • Hanham Library campaigners, pictured here last September, say they are not giving up their fight

    Council bows to pressure over library security concerns but is pressing ahead with controversial review

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    Following public consultation, South Gloucestershire Council is pressing ahead with its controversial library service review to save £500,000 a year, and will be cutting staffed hours and introducing swipe card access at libraries to give users access seven days a …

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    Gang of five raid Keynsham store

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    Police were called to reports of a break-in at the Avon Gold Supermarket on Queens Road in Keynsham at about 1.40am yesterday. An Avon & Somerset police spokesperson said: “Five suspects forced their way into the property and took tobacco …

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    Plans for 105 homes on the Hanham Hills – plus 96 on the cricket club site

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    A ‘vision’ for a garden village with 105 homes on 48 acres of the treasured Hanham Hills, plus a further 96 homes on the Hanham Cricket Club, was outlined to a packed meeting this week. There was standing room only …

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  • The car park

    Plans revealed to demolish dated Kings Chase car park and regenerate the site

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    Plans to knock down the multi-storey car park at the rear of Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood and redevelop the site have been announced today. Up to nine new retails units are planned, along with several food outlets, a …

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  • Paris

    Publisher snaps up first book by young Keynsham mum

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    A young Keynsham mother is celebrating the success of her first children’s book. Paris Lerway, 25, who writes under her memorable maiden name of Paris Brosnan, has penned a book called Billy Bee – Sugar Plums & Honey. Her son …

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  • Emersons Green Village Hall

    Teens ‘terrorising’ Emersons Green

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    Police are stepping up patrols to deal with teenagers who are said to be “terrorising” Emersons Green. So far this year, officers have been called out more than a dozen times to deal with rowdy and intimidating teenagers. There have …

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    Two arrested following big drugs raid in Kingswood

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    A man and a woman have been arrested following a large-scale drugs raid on a Kingswood trading estate. Police swooped on industrial premises on Tuesday and their investigations continued there until today. A spokesman for Avon & Somerset police said: “On …

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    Investigations continue into road death in Kingswood

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    Police say that a potential witness they wanted to speak to as part of their investigation into the road death of 43-year-old Joanne Denham in Kingswood has come forward. Her body was found on Hill Street at approximately 12.45am on …

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