News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Council launches consultation over plans for two new schools in Lyde Green

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    South Gloucestershire Council says it wants to hear the views of local residents about its proposals for two more schools for the growing Lyde Green estate. As part of the plans for the development of Lyde Green, the council agreed …

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  • Robber steals sweets in knifepoint robbery in Redfield

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    Police want talk to this man following a knifepoint robbery in Redfield. The incident happened yesterday (Tuesday) at approximately 11.20am. A man walked into a shop on Church Road and threatened a member of staff with a knife before stealing …

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  • 1,000 people turned away from rave in Warmley

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    Police say that multiple unlicensed music events were prevented and several large gatherings were disrupted across the force area over the weekend, including a rave in Warmley. The unlicensed music event was about to take place in an industrial unit …

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  • 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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