News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Credit Union opening in Cadbury Heath on Tuesday

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    As an alternative to high cost credit lenders, a Credit Union is being launched to help struggling families in South Gloucestershire.  Bristol Credit Union will provide banking services at the Juice Community Project offices in Newton Road, Cadbury Heath. BCU’s …

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  • Cat dies in house fire in Fishponds

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    A cat died in a house blaze in Fishponds yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. A neighbour was alerted to the fire when smoke started to seep through the wall and triggered their smoke alarm. When crews arrived they found a well-developed fire in …

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  • Store Twenty One at Emersons Green closes down

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    The clothing and homeware shop Store Twenty One at Emersons Green closed down tonight. It is understood that the unit will now be divided into two with Poundland and Pets at Home lined up as the new tenants. There were …

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  • Woman from Kingswood dies after being swept out to sea at Croyde

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    The holidaymaker who died after being swept out to sea at Croyde Bay in north Devon on New Year’s Eve was from Kingswood, it emerged today. It is believed that the 42-year-old got into difficulty while  bodyboarding in rough seas shortly …

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  • Cyclist dies four days after being found unconscious in Soundwell

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    A cyclist has died after being found unconscious in Soundwell. At around 2am on Boxing Day the 48-year-old cyclist was found unconscious by a motorist on Church Road. He was treated for a cardiac arrest at the scene and taken …

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  • Keynsham footbridge closed after safety fears

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      A footbridge over the River Chew in Keynsham Memorial Park has been closed after concerns were raised about the high water levels. A Bath & North East Somerset Council spokesman said today: “Following a recent structural inspection by B&NES …

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  • Robber escapes with cash from Poundstretcher in Kingswood

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    Police are appealing for the public’s help following a robbery at Poundstretcher in Kingswood yesterday (Sunday 29th December). At about 2.30pm a man went into the budget store in Halls Road and selected a bar of chocolate. He then went to the …

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  • Bitton Santa trains smash all records

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    More than 13,000 passengers enjoyed Avon Valley Railway’s Santa Specials in the run-up to Christmas, smashing all previous records. The number of visitors was up 2,000 on last year. With up to six trips departing throughout the day over 12 …

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  • Fire in derelict church in Whitchurch

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    Arsonists have again torched the derelict St Augustine’s Church in Whitchurch. Fire crews were called out to tackle the blaze at the former church in Whitchurch Lane at just after 3.30pm today. A spokesman for Avon Fire & Rescue Service …

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  • Flood misery in Keynsham

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      More than 50 people had their Christmas lunch cancelled after the Lock Keeper in Keynsham was forced to close because of the rising floodwaters. And some 40 families have been cut off on the Broadmead Peninsula because of the …

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