News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Storms wreak havoc across our area

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    The heavy storms have wreaked havoc in our area, particularly around Keynsham, Saltford and Bitton and Wick. In Keynsham the Phoenix Boatyard on the banks of the River Avon was said to be cut off. B&NES Council river and canal champion Councillor …

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  • Christmas storms cause chaos in our area

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    The stormy weather has caused chaos in our area today and the Environment Agency has issued flood alerts on local rivers. Power cables have been brought down in the gale force winds, roads have been flooded and bus and rail …

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  • More than 70 drivers arrested so far as part of Operation Tonic

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    More than 70 motorists have so far been arrested since the start of Avon & Somerset’s December drink-drive crackdown. Of those arrests, 22 have been in Bristol, five in B&NES and a further five in South Gloucestershire. There have been …

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  • PCSO reported for summons for common assault in Downend

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    A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been reported for summons to court for common assault. Today’s announcement follows an incident in June in Downend. An Avon & Somerset police spokesman said: “Following a call about young people causing a …

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  • £12.4 million land sale to create 250 new homes in Keynsham

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council has agreed terms with Barratt Homes for a conditional contract selling land off Charlton Road in Keynsham for £12.4 million. Access will be from a new roundabout off Charlton Road, both for construction vehicles …

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  • Police seize cannabis from house in Longwell Green after complaints from locals

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    Police were called out to a house in Longwell Green this week after complaints from local people about a strong smell of cannabis and people coming and going at all hours. Officers recovered what they believe to be cannabis from …

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  • Shadow Energy Secretary shows her support for Kingswood’s new Labour candidate

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      Caroline Flint, Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, joined Jo McCarron, Labour’s newly selected Parliamentary candidate for Kingswood, at Asda in Longwell Green tonight for an informal roundtable discussion in the café with local residents to hear their experiences, ideas, and …

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  • Matalan coming to Keynsham?

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    With the marketing of retail sites at the town centre development now officially under way B&NES Council is yet to reveal whether it has signed any national retailer for the anchor sites.  The Week In understands however that negotiations are …

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