News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Police officers hurt and a man is arrested after ‘incident’ in Willsbridge

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    A man was arrested following an incident in Caldicot Close in Willsbridge yesterday in which two police officers were injured. South Western Ambulance Service have confirmed that they attended a private address in Willsbridge following a call at 9.46am. Avon …

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  • Rogue traders jailed for fraudulent home improvement work

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    A South Gloucestershire father has been jailed for three years and his son given an 18-month sentence for their involvement in a number of fraudulent home improvement businesses whose victims were often elderly or vulnerable residents. David Jones, 69, and …

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  • Social distancing measures now in place in Staple Hill – but are they too late?

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    A four-week trial is under way in Staple Hill from today with changes to the High Street designed to enable people to shop in a safe environment and keep to social distancing guidelines. Traffic signals have been installed on the High …

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  • Meet the rising country music star from Hanham

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    A teenager from Hanham is wowing country music fans with her songs. Kelsey Bovey channels her experience of being bullied at school into her music. The country-pop singer-songwriter released her appropriately titled new EP – Not Scared Anymore – on …

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  • £220k worth of cannabis seized and man arrested in Fishponds  

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    Police have discovered and seized more than 220 cannabis plants worth approximately £220,000 from a property in the Fishponds area. The plants were located this morning by officers from Operation Remedy following information provided by members of the community. A …

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  • Major roadworks will close motorway bridge for eight weeks

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    The Highways Agency have announced that starting on 6th July they will be carrying out major works on the bridge over the M4 near the Folly pub and Science Park at Emersons Green. The bridge at Westerleigh Road will be …

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  • Measures to help social distancing and support walking and cycling in Staple Hill

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    From next Monday, changes to Staple Hill High Street will be introduced on a trial basis to help people to shop in a safe environment and keep to social distancing guidelines as we emerge from COVID-19 restrictions.  As we begin …

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  • Pitch battle as Longwell Green sports proposals divide opinion

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    Concerns are being raised about the impact on the local community if plans for an artificial grass pitch at the home of Longwell Green Sports FC are given the go-ahead. The site is behind the community centre in Shellards Road …

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  • Campaign to stop speeding in Lyde Green

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    A petition has been launched calling for urgent action to tackle the problem of speeding in Lyde Green where roads have a 20mph speed limit. Sadik Al-Hassan, Deputy Mayor of Emersons Green Town Council, which covers Lyde Green, has set up …

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  • Kingswood sinkhole repaired and road due to be fully open by Sunday

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    The sinkhole that opened up on Cecil Road in Kingswood on Wednesday has now been repaired by Wessex Water and resurfacing works are continuing. The hole was due to a broken pipe, it has been revealed. Tonight South Gloucestershire Council …

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