News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Staple Hill turns to Bristol artists to help promote the high street after lockdown

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    Staple Hill will be adorned with window art next week, thanks to an initiative from the Chamber of Trade in an effort to entice shoppers back to a high street that has been hit hard by lockdown. Well-known Bristol artists …

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  • Avon Valley Railway at Bitton celebrates £97,400 grant from Culture Recovery Fund

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      Avon Valley Railway has received a grant of £97,400 from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. Nearly £400m has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country, including the heritage …

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  • Teenage trespassers put ponies in danger

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    HorseWorld at Whitchurch Village has written to local residents after a group of teenagers removed electric fencing, putting ponies and themselves at risk. In their letter this week the team at the charity in Staunton Lane, which cares for mistreated …

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  • Bodies identified as that of missing Kingswood mum and daughter

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    The two bodies recovered from a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee on 18th March have now been formally identified as Kingswood mother Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year-old daughter Jellica, Police Scotland said today Bennylyn and Jellica’s family have been …

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  • Countryside charity slams proposals for anaerobic digester plant near Keynsham

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    The countryside charity CPRE is calling for plans for a new waste-to-power plant near Keynsham to be rejected and for what has previously built on the site without permission to be torn down. The Avon & Bristol branch has written …

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  • Appeal for witnesses and information following theft of dogs from Stockwood

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    Police have today appealed for information about the theft of two “high value” dogs from a flat on Sturminster Road in Stockwood. They say that on 29th January unknown people gained access to the address by forcing the front door …

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  • Rogue garden worker jailed following South Glos Trading Standards investigation

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    A rogue trader has been sentenced to 14 months in prison at Bristol Crown Court for fraud and theft offences committed against elderly customers of his tree and garden maintenance business, including one in Mangotsfield. Rocky Johnstone, 36, of Half …

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  • Police find two bodies in the search for missing Bennylyn and her two-year-old daughter

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    Police searching for the whereabouts of missing Kingswood woman Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year old daughter, Jellica, have today recovered two bodies in Scotland. They say the bodies were discovered concealed within a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee, following …

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  • Witness appeal after a teenage girl is harassed by a man in Emersons Green

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    Police are appealing for information and have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries after a teenage girl was harassed by a man in Emersons Green. The incident happened on Wadham Grove at about 4.50pm on Friday 5th March. A man took …

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  • Views sought on bridge linking the A431 near Bitton with Saltford

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    Wessex Water has today announced it is consulting with local people on plans to build a new bridge across the River Avon from the A431 to access the Saltford Water Recycling Centre at Mead Lane. As we have previously reported, …

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