News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Staple Hill goes to Hollywood!

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      The video of a teenage girl dancing in Staple Hill, which we featured here at The Week in last week, has now caught the attention of American pop star Pharrell Williams. Levanna Mclean’s 2.4 minute-long Northern Soul video, which …

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  • Jo McCarron selected by Labour to stand in Kingswood at the next General Election

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    A former Hanham High pupil was today chosen by the Labour Party to try to win back Kingswood at the next General Election. At the final hustings today, artist Jo McCarron beat two other candidates – Rowena Hayward, from Willsbridge, …

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  • More than 70 Christmas trees stolen from Keynsham nurseries

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    At least 70 Christmas trees have been stolen from Broadleaze Nurseries on the Bath Road between Keynsham and Saltford. The thieves were well organised and took the trees between 8pm last Thursday and 5am on Friday.  The trees were worth …

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  • Eight arrests after drugs swoops in Kingswood, Fishponds and Staple Hill

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    Police arrested eight people in an operation last night to tackle the supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. A spokesman for Avon & Somerset Police said that five people remained in police custody today (Thursday) …

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  • 97 speeding drivers caught in village speed trap in just 60 minutes

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    Nearly 100 speeding drivers were caught in just one hour by a police mobile camera van in Farmborough. All will be fined £100 and have three points added to their licence, or will be offered the choice of paying £100 …

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  • Teenager’s Staple Hill dance video goes viral

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    A teenage girl has become a YouTube sensation with her Northern Soul dancing that was filmed in Staple Hill. Levanna Mclean, 17, has received more than 151,000 hits on her 2.4 minute video which was posted on YouTube last week. …

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  • Police release CCTV footage of man they want to quiz over St George burglary

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    Avon & Somerset police have today posted CCTV images on YouTube of a man they want to question in connection with a burglary in Hudds Hill Road in St George in which money was stolen from a pensioner. The burglary …

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  • Police launch Operation Tonic to crack down on drink-drivers

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    Avon & Somerset police today launched their annual Christmas Operation Tonic campaign to crack down on anyone driving under the influence of drink or drugs. They are calling on members of the public to shop a drink or drug driver …

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  • Festive fun in Downend tonight

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    People got into the Christmas spirit in Downend tonight. Shops and businesses stayed open late and Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council organised an evening of events which began with Santa arriving at his grotto to give gifts to children who …

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  • Accident between cyclist and car causes chaos in and around Keynsham

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    A serious accident involving a car and a cyclist on the A4 near the Broadmead roundabout in Keynsham caused massive traffic chaos in and around the town on Friday night when the High Street was closed for the Victorian Evening. There …

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