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    Mangotsfield Sort It Centre reopening ahead of schedule

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    Mangotsfield Sort It recycling centre will reopen ahead of schedule from 10am this Saturday (27 May) following its refurbishment. The recycling centre has been closed for three months to allow work on the yard behind the site to be carried …

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    B&NES Council agrees to reduce numbers

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      Bath & North East Somerset has agreed a recommendation to reduce number of elected councillors from 65 to 59. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently conducting an electoral review of B&NES, the first since the authority …

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    Appeal to trace dog walker who may have witnessed assault in Emersons Green

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    Police are trying to trace a dog walker who may have information which could help their investigation into an assault on a 20-year-old man in Emersons Green. He was walking home from an evening out when he was knocked to …

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    Police appeal after men in a car pester schoolgirls in Hanham

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    Police are keen to trace two men in a silver car who spoke to two 13-year-old girls in Hanham as they walked home from school last Friday (12th May). The teenagers were walking along Lower Hanham Road when the occupants …

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    Did you witness serious assault in St George skatepark?

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    Police are asking for the public’s help following an assault in the skatepark off Chalks Road in St George yesterday at about 6pm. There was an “altercation” between two men which resulted in one of the men being seriously assaulted. …

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    Armed robbery at Mangotsfield Post Office

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    Two people carried out an armed robbery at the Post Office in Mangotsfield at about 7.30am last Friday. Staff were threatened and the pair made off with cash. On Saturday, a 38-year-old man was detained by neighbourhood and specialist firearms officers …

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    Call for action after arson attack on Mangotsfield estate

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    Firefighters were called out after a wooden bin store on the Siston Hill estate in Mangotsfield was deliberately set ablaze in the early hours of last Friday. Heat from the fire at Arnold Road damaged six cars that were parked …

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    Tory Mayor elected for the West of England

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    Conservative Tim Bowles has been elected as the first Mayor for the West of England Combined Authority following yesterday’s election. He beat Labour’s Lesley Mansell by 4,377 votes. Bowles, a South Glos councillor for Winterbourne, won the first preference votes …

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    Community use hopes for old Keynsham fire station site

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    Keynsham Town Council has bid to purchase the old fire station on Temple Street and wants to see it used for community activity. The station closed last year when the new one opened at Hicks Gate and Avon Fire & …

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    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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