News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Teenagers from Hanham and Mangotsfield join new Premier football academy

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    City of Bath College has teamed up with Premier League football club Southampton to further the careers of talented young players – among them two teenagers from Hanham and another from Mangotsfield. The Southampton Football Academy has been launched to …

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  • Missing man found

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    Police who appealed for help from the public to trace a 62-year-old man who went missing in Emersons Green earlier today say he is has been found safe and well. Hugh Witt-Williams, pictured, left his brother’s home early this morning, saying …

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  • Festivals in Keynsham and Priston this weekend

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    This year’s Keynsham Youth Fest takes place tomorrow (September 21st) in the Memorial Park from noon to 4pm. The event allows the many youth organisations of Keynsham the chance to come together to show off their skills and talents, raising …

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  • £20k of rare wine stolen from house in Corston

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    Police are today appealing for information about the theft of 36 cases of rare wine worth £20,000 from a house at Corston. The wine taken from the cellar includes two rare Champagnes not available in this country and a vintage …

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  • Somerdale – planners recommend go ahead with just one access

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    Less than a week after B&NES Council agreed to the need for a traffic plan for Keynsham to take account of the forthcoming development projects, planning officers are recommending the largest of those schemes, at Somerdale, should go ahead without …

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  • Saltford housing plan called in by Secretary of State

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    A decision on whether up to 99 houses can be built on Green Belt land off Manor Road in Saltford will be made ultimately by Eric Pickles, Minister for Communities and Local Government. The planning application by Crest Nicholson was …

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  • Hanham teenager who leapt from blazing house is out of intensive care

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    The Hanham teenager who jumped from his bedroom window to escape the fire that gutted his home is out of intensive care. Corey Male, 15, pictured left, spent five days in the ICU at Frenchay Hospital after suffering smoke inhalation. …

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  • Feast of fun at Keynsham Food Festival

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    Keynsham hosted its third annual Food Festival yesterday. Keynsham Chamber of Commerce organised the day-long festival which had the theme ‘The Best of Local Food’ and was staged at the Scout HQ at Ashton Way. It was also Keynsham Farmers’ …

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  • Police probe attacks on Severn Project at Keynsham and Whitchurch

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    Police are investigating attacks on the Severn Project’s market gardens in Keynsham and Whitchurch which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage. The farms at Durley Lane, Keynsham, at Oatlands Avenue in Whitchurch and at the diesel depot site at …

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  • Lib Dems elect their candidate to fight 2015 General Election in North East Somerset

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    The Lib Dems have selected Sam Phripp to fight North East Somerset for them at the 2015 General Election. In 2011, at the age of 19, Mr Phripp, pictured in the centre, became the youngest councillor ever to be elected to Mendip …

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