News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • South Glos to stay in Tier 3 but Bristol and North Somerset will join B&NES in Tier 2

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    The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the latest COVID restrictions – with Bristol and North Somerset dropping down from the highest Tier 3 to Tier 2 after an improvement in case numbers. However South Gloucestershire remains under the strictest …

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  • Police appeal after shooting and stabbing in Kingswood

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    A 26-year-old man has received gunshot and stab wound injuries in Kingswood. He is today in hospital under arrest on suspicion of affray while another man, aged 31, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police say that shortly …

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  • Appeal after woman is assaulted in Keynsham

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was inappropriately touched in Keynsham. A man slapped the victim’s bottom as she walked along a path between Charlton Road and Ashton Way car park. The incident happened between 5.30pm …

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  • Over-80s in Kingswood among the first in the region to get COVID-19 vaccine

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    Local vaccination centres run by GPs are opening across the area this week as the roll-out of the biggest immunisation programme in NHS history gains momentum. GPs and other primary care staff have been working round the clock to ensure …

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  • 14-year-old boy arrested in connection with stabbing on Bristol & Bath Railway Path

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    A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent in connection with an assault on a 21-year-old woman, Avon & Somerset police announced this morning. Police received a report at around 5.30pm on Monday that a woman …

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  • Family devastated after vandals pour paint on 22-year-old’s headstone

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    The family of a 22-year-old man who died from diabetes are devastated after vandals poured white paint over his headstone. The damage happened at Westerleigh Crematorium between 5pm on Thursday 26th and 5am on Friday 27th November. Today investigating officer …

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  • Young woman stabbed on the Railway Path

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    A 21-year-old woman was grabbed and stabbed four times in the leg on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path this evening. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the assault which happened near Kings Oak Academy. It is the …

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  • Closure order extended for Keynsham address after anti-social behaviour reports

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    Magistrates have agreed to extend a closure order against an address in Keynsham to help prevent the community being subjected to anti-social behaviour. The Curo-managed property in Augustus Avenue on the Somerdale estate had people attending at all times of …

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  • Petition launched to get Keynsham footbridge repaired and reopened

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    With the pedestrian bridge over the weir in Keynsham Memorial Park still closed more than a year after it was declared unsafe, a petition has been started calling for it to be repaired. B&NES Council closed it in October 2019, …

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  • The singing bus driver bringing cheer to his passengers

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    Customers boarding a First bus driven by Roger Brady get more than a cheery hello – they could also be treated to an on-board musical performance. If you are a regular traveller in the evenings on the 3/4 service from …

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