News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Avon & Somerset Police made 245 drink/drug-driving arrests in December

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    Avon & Somerset Police made 245 arrests during the largest operation carried out in recent years as part of December’s National Police Chiefs’ Council Winter Drink and Drug Driving Operation. One in three fatal collisions on the roads of Avon …

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  • Fatality on the railway at Keynsham

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    A man died last night after being hit by a train near Keynsham Station. The incident happened shortly after 11.30pm when police were alerted to a person being on the track. British Transport Police said that paramedics attended the scene …

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  • Concerns over 45 bus route changes

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    Plans to re-route the 45 bus service between Longwell Green and Cherry Gardens have been met with anger and confusion. Bus campaigners say the proposed interchange facilities at Cherry Gardens are inadequate and the new route will also involve passing …

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  • Dog damage to play equipment at park

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    South Gloucestershire Council says that play equipment has been badly damaged by dogs in Springfield Park in Mangotsfield. The play area reopened less than two years ago having had a £45,000 refurbishment following an arson attack in 2019. This week …

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  • Two sentenced after teenager was ‘left for dead’ after Fishponds stabbing  

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    Two teenagers have been sentenced today after stabbing a youth multiple times in Fishponds for which he required life-saving treatment in intensive care. The teenage victim had received Snapchat messages from a 16-year-old girl asking him to meet her in …

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  • Plans for seven homes on land ‘sandwiched’ between houses and car park in Keynsham  

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    Plans to build seven homes behind a terrace of Grade II listed houses on Bath Hill in Keynsham have been submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council. The rectangular piece of land earmarked for development is “sandwiched” between the …

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  • Local health and care system steps up contingency plans

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    The health and social care system in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is stepping up contingency plans to deal with the current wave of COVID-19 alongside intense winter pressures. The number of people being treated in hospital for COVID-19 …

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  • Spray insulation scams on the rise in South Gloucestershire

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    Rogue installers are taking the opportunity to make doorstep and cold calls to vulnerable homeowners, pressuring them into installing overpriced and unnecessary insulation. South Gloucestershire Council – along with six other Gloucestershire authorities and Trading Standards – are reporting a …

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  • 178 bus service saved

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    First has abandoned plans for now to scrap the 178 bus route from Radstock to Bristol bus station via Keynsham. The company has released more details to local councils of timetable changes on around 30 routes which are due to …

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  • Popular Keynsham butcher’s shop closes

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    The new year has begun with one less shop on Keynsham High Street. The popular Wright Butcher’s Shop has closed and the premises are up for rent. Agents Maggs & Allen say: “Situated on a busy high street in Keynsham, …

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