News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Police say weekend’s air service searches weren’t related to lockdown monitoring

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    Avon & Somerset Police have today thanked the National Police Air Service’s South West region for supporting them over the weekend with several searches including one in which the helicopter was hovering over the Keynsham area for a long time. …

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  • Pub’s parrot found safe and well after four-day escapade

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    One of the parrots from the pets’ corner at The White Hart pub in Bitton escaped last week and went on a four-day adventure. Landlady Jemma Smith said the door to the aviary in the pub garden was mysteriously open …

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  • South Gloucestershire and Bristol councils to start up garden waste services again

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    South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council have announced they are to reintroduce garden waste collections. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, councils across the country suspended garden waste collections to prioritise black bin waste and recycling collections. The collection of …

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  • Keynsham’s main Post Office branch to close temporarily next week for changeover

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    Keynsham’s Crown Post Office will close temporarily next Wednesday and reopen next Friday to allow for the franchise changeover. In January the Post Office announced that an independent franchise partner – ZCO Ltd – would be taking over the branch …

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  • A4 closed at Saltford after serious accident

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    Police say that anyone making an essential journey this morning between Bristol and Bath is advised that the A4 at Saltford is closed. It follows an incident in which a motorcycle collided with traffic lights at 4.30am. The motorcyclist is …

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  • Appeal for witnesses after man suffers injuries outside a Staple Hill pub

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    Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to an incident outside a pub in Staple Hill which left a man in his 50s with several injuries. He visited The Portcullis in the High Street on Friday 7th February and at …

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  • Picnic area is hotspot as Easter sunshine brings people outside

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    Police say they have been responding to calls and visiting local beauty spots over the Easter bank holiday weekend to make sure people haven’t been gathering amidst the coronavirus crisis. The Parkwall & Bitton police team visited the Avon Riverside …

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  • Nursing home releases statement after coronavirus deaths

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    Edgemont View Nursing Home in Oldland Common High Street has today released a statement after it emerged yesterday that several residents there had died from COVID-19. It said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a number of our …

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  • Overnight road closures for major repairs including A431 at Swineford & Longwell Green

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    Several roads in our area that are in a poor state – including sections of the A431 at both Swineford and Longwell Green – are to be closed for reconstruction and resurfacing. South Gloucestershire Council has announced that the works …

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  • Several residents at village nursing home die from coronavirus

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    Several residents at an Oldland Common nursing home have died from coronavirus. We understand that 10 elderly people have passed away at Edgemont View Nursing Home in the High Street. Today Public Health England South West and South Gloucestershire Council …

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