News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Heroin worth £18k seized by police in swoop in Speedwell

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    Police say they have seized a large amount of heroin from an address in Speedwell. It  followed a fight just after midnight on Saturday (24th November) in Easton. An Avon & Somerset police spokesman said: “When we arrived on the scene …

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  • Body of elderly man found in Saltford bungalow

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      Police today made the grim discovery of a man’s body in a bungalow in Saltford. Neighbours phoned the emergency services after growing concerned for the man’s well-being. Officers forced their way into the property in Grange Road and found …

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  • Land identified for new housing in Keynsham & Whitchurch

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    As part of ongoing efforts to have its Core Strategy ratified, Bath & North East Somerset Council has been holding public exhibitions as part of a consultation over redrawing the Green Belt boundary around parts of Keynsham, Whitchurch and Bath. …

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  • Lack of car parking is killing us, say traders

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    Business owners in Hanham have expressed their anger and frustration at the downturn in trade on the High Street which they claim is the result of a lack of parking in the area for shoppers. Earlier this year, Hanham Community …

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  • Cadbury Heath could become first controlled drinking zone in South Glos

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    Cadbury Heath looks set to become the first area in South Gloucestershire to become a controlled drinking zone. The neighbourhood police team are this week dropping letters into homes in the area to tell them about the move, which is part …

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  • First families join Santa for a magical Christmas train ride

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    The annual Santa Specials at Avon Valley Railway got under way today. Every weekend between now and Christmas, and also on Monday, 23rd December and Christmas Eve, Father Christmas will join families on the steam train at Bitton for the …

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  • Abnormal load due to travel through our area this weekend cancelled

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    A third abnormal load which was due to travel through from Oxfordshire to Avonmouth docks this weekend has encountered problems at Didcot power station, where it was due to leave today (Friday 22nd November), and has been cancelled. The last …

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