Back Issues in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Issue 444 – 13 October 2016

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    Things are looking up for Warmley’s Rocking Horse Day Nursery after the council delayed eviction but there is uncertainty about what the future holds for B&NES’ library service. Also this week, plans for more than 300 homes in Fishponds have been unveiled …

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  • Issue 443 – 06 Oct 2016

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    The four West of England councils are to publish plans for another 105,000 new houses by 2036 along with a £7.5bn investment in transport infrastructure. But it will mean building on the Green Belt in some areas and even more …

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  • Issue 442 – 29 Sep 2016

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    Cadbury Heath Hall is the latest to experience the consequences of anti-social behaviour in the area. There’s a chance that the Rocking Horse Nursery at the Grange School in Warmley may be granted an extension to its lease while it …

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  • Issue 441 – 22 Sep 2016

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    After the sudden death last year of young Keynsham mum Kirsty Bridges, her family has now discovered that money raised for a memorial park bench has also disappeared. A young man from Staple Hill receives a bravery award from Wiltshire …

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  • Issue 440 – 15 Sept 2016

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    First MD James Freeman hits back at local councils which, he says, are the ones responsible for providing bus services. South Glos Council commits to spending £400,000 to save £500,000 from its libraries budget and the Tour of Britain cycle …

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  • Issue 439 – 08 Sep 2016

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    A surprise decision by First means there is now a free off-peak shuttle bus running around the Park Estate to connect with services from Keynsham to Bristol and Bath. Campaigners are questioning the legality of South Gloucestershire’s library policy.  After …

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  • Issue 438 – 01 Sep 2016

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    The former head of the Tynings school in Staple Hill is jailed after admitting secretly filming children and adults in the toilets. There’s more good news on the buses as plans to axe some routes are put on hold. Kingswood …

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  • Issue 437 – 25 Aug 2016

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    Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils step in to protect vital bus services but B&NES declines an offer to help the Chandag Estate. There are concerns that upgrading the swimming pool will form no part of the Keynsham Leisure Centre regeneration …

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  • Issue 436 – 18 Aug 2016

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    First MD James Freeman gets a rough ride from local residents who will lose their bus services from next month. Results from last month’s traffic survey on Park Road in Keynsham record almost 40,000 car journeys – two-thirds of which are …

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  • Issue 435 – 11 Aug 2016

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    Anger continues to mount against First over its bus cuts and MD James Freeman is due to attend a public meeting in Kingswood. Time is running out for a Saltford children’s charity which is desperately seeking funding to keep going …

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