News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Metro Mayor announces his retirement from politics

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    West of England Mayor Tim Bowles has tonight announced that after nearly 20 years of political service in the West of England, including four years as the first regional mayor, he intends to retire from politics once his term in …

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  • Hundreds of Wellsway Multi Academy Trust pupils self-isolating

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    Schools in the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust have been badly hit by the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the West of England area. As of today, there are 68 Year 11s self-isolating at Wellsway School in Keynsham, along with …

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  • Fight to save tree is lost

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    A bid to get a preservation order put on the tree in Park Road in Keynsham that was facing the chop has failed.  The mature sycamore, which had electricity wires running close to some branches, was duly chopped down at …

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  • Anger at council over misery caused by Keynsham concrete factory

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    There is anger and dismay at the way Keynsham firm 4Concrete has been allowed to turn a site next to the town’s conservation area into heavy industrial use, causing misery for nearby residents and an extra 500 HGV movements a …

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  • Barclays announces closure of Keynsham branch

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    Barclays has announced that it is closing the Keynsham branch on 24th February. The banking giant has told customers that it is never an easy decision to close a branch. Although the number of counter transactions at the bank in …

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  • Appeal to trace driver involved in collision with pedestrians in Fishponds

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    Police are appealing for the driver of a car involved in a collision with pedestrians in Fishponds yesterday to contact them. At about 5.15pm a dark grey estate vehicle was involved in a collision with a 53-year-old man, who was …

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  • Proposed solution for parking problems near Sainsbury’s in Lyde Green

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    Parking and access issues stemming from the development of the new Sainsbury’s Local store at Thistle Close in Lyde Green have led to proposed waiting restrictions. South Gloucestershire Council says that double yellow lines in the area around Thistle Close …

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  • Plans to improve safety on dangerous road in Staple Hill

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      South Gloucestershire Council is consulting people on its plans to improve safety on Acacia Road in Staple Hill where there have been a series of serious accidents. Between January 2014 and May 2019 six collisions resulting in injury were …

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  • New COVID-19 testing facility in Mangotsfield

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    New sites in South Gloucestershire where COVID-19 testing can take place – including Mangotsfield – have been identified so that more local people who need a test can get one closer to home. The council has identified a number of …

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  • Fight to save landmark Keynsham tree

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    An 11th-hour attempt is under way to try to save a landmark tree in Keynsham from being chopped down. Some local residents have contacted Bath & North East Somerset Council’s arboricultural team to try to get a Tree Preservation Order …

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