News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Multiple burglary arrests, drugs seized and thousands of pounds worth of stolen goods recovered by police

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    Three people from Kingswood have been charged following a spate of burglaries in Willsbridge. They are among several arrests made across the Avon & Somerset Police force area recently, led by the Operation Remedy team, relating to burglary, theft, fraud, …

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  • Stark warning that services in B&NES are under pressure because of driver shortage and rise in COVID cases

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    Council leaders have today issued a stark warning about the impact on key Bath & North East Somerset services caused by a national shortage of HGV drivers and the increase in COVID cases. The council is facing challenges and is …

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  • Driver shortage affecting bus passengers and ‘damaging region’s economy’

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    A driver shortage means passengers on some local routes are being stranded. Stagecoach West has been forced to cancel and reduce services on many bus services recently because of the national driver shortage and COVID-19. Routes affected include the 462 …

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  • New police officer verification process introduced from today in Avon and Somerset

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    From today, Avon & Somerset Police are introducing a new officer verification process for members of the public who would like to confirm the identity of any officer in the force that they come into contact with. The announcement comes …

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  • Man arrested after cannabis raid in Downend

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    A number of suspected cannabis plants were found and seized by police at a property in Badminton Road, Downend, on Monday evening. They say that Western Power were called to the address to make sure the area was safe. A …

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  • Wait and see how throughabout works before building more, says MP

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore says South Gloucestershire Council should wait and see how effective the new throughabout at Warmley is before changes are made to other roundabout junctions along the Ring Road. In his response to the council’s recent consultation …

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  • Meet Saltford’s star baker!

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    One of the contestants in Channel 4’s latest Great British Bake Off series lives in Saltford. Giuseppe Dell’Anno, 45, works at the National Composites Centre at the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green where he is the chief …

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  • Listed Keynsham pub allowed to keep outside bar for one year

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    A Keynsham pub’s plea to keep the outside bar which was installed without planning permission has been successful. Bath & North East Somerset Council has approved the retrospective planning application at The Old Bank in High Street which is Grade …

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  • Avon and Somerset Police stress their commitment to tackling violence against women and girls

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    The Deputy Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police Nikki Watson says she is “dismayed and outraged” at the damage caused to the public’s trust in police officers following the murder of Sarah Everard. DCC Watson has issued a statement …

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  • Crackdown on street drinking and anti-social behaviour in Staple Hill is hailed a success

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    The three-month crackdown on street drinking and anti-social behaviour in Staple Hill is being hailed as successful. The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was introduced on Friday and Saturday nights in June after the easing of lockdown restrictions saw licensed …

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