News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • COVID-19 closes Keynsham pub

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    The Ship Inn in Temple Street in Keynsham closed its doors today after being informed by a customer who was at the pub on Saturday night that they have tested positive for COVID-19. The pub’s Facebook page says: “We will …

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  • Coronavirus outbreaks at schools in Kingswood & Hengrove

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      The Oasis Academy John Williams in Hengrove is closed to all Year 7 students after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Two pupils at Two Mile Hill Primary School have also tested positive and there is a confirmed case at …

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  • Siston couple are jailed over drug offences

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      A man and woman from Siston are starting jail terms after admitting drug-dealing offences. Ashley Hawkins, 32, and Rebecca Withey, 26, were given prison terms at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 8th September). Both had previously admitted being concerned …

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  • Owners fined thousands for failing to make repairs to landmark Kingswood building

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    The owners of the former Linden Hotel in Kingswood have been fined more than £14,000 and ordered to pay £667 in costs at Bristol Magistrates’ Court for failing to ensure the exterior of the building was properly maintained. M B …

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  • Transport crisis sees pupils struggling to get to school on time

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    Parents have abandoned plans to hire alternative transport to take their children to the Wellsway and IKB campus in Keynsham following the axing of their school bus. Plenty of users were lined up for a private hire service to replace …

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  • Long-serving councillor dies

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    Well-known councillor John Hunt has died at his Warmley home. He used to represent Mount Hill on Avon County Council and the Woodstock ward on South Gloucestershire Council. He only resigned from Siston Parish Council at the end of last …

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  • Wessex Water considering a bridge over the River Avon once more

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    Wessex Water is once again exploring the prospect of a bridge across the River Avon from Swineford to Saltford. The water recycling centre at Mead Lane in Saltford needs to be upgraded in order to both improve the quality of …

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  • B&Q at Longwell Green closes after two staff test positive for COVID-19

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    The Longwell Green branch of B&Q was closed for a deep clean today after two members of staff tested positive for COVID-19. Signs outside the warehouse on the Gallagher Retail Park at Aldermoor Way say it is closed for the …

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  • Hundreds expected to join mourning march against airport expansion

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      Hundreds of people will be marching to Bristol Airport from nearby Felton Common on Saturday (29th August) in a staged ‘mourning procession’. The protest is being coordinated by local community, environmental, and Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups and will be …

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  • Campaign launched in South Glos to help traders and high streets thrive

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    Traders in Hanham at the campaign launch with council leader Toby Savage, pictured third from the right Traders and South Gloucestershire Council have joined forces in a new campaign launched today to encourage people to stay safe, shop local and …

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