News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Kingswood Labour candidate resigns over unpaid fines

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    The Labour Party candidate for Kingswood, Josie Channer, has stood down after it emerged she owed more than £2,000 in parking fines and late payment fees. The would-be MP apparently accrued the fines in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, …

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  • Strike rally in Kingswood tomorrow on second Saturday of industrial action

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    A rally will be held in Kingswood tomorrow on the second Saturday of strike action by members of Unison who work for South Gloucestershire Council. The rally will be at 12.15pm at Kingswood Community Centre and the union says everyone …

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  • PDSA opens shop in Kingswood town centre

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    A new charity shop has opened in Kingswood town centre and is appealing for volunteers to come on board. The manager of the new PDSA store in Regent Street is Rachel Gould, who has moved over from the charity’s Staple Hill shop. …

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  • Man missing from his Speedwell home

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    Police have tonight asked for the public’s help in finding a 23-year-old man who has gone missing from his home in Speedwell. Joshua Isles, pictured, was reported missing yesterday (October 1). His disappearance is out of character and his family, as …

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  • Firefighters cut injured woman out of car after crash in Hanham

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    A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital this morning with suspected neck and hip injuries after a two-car crash in Hanham. Firefighters and paramedics worked to free the woman from her Ford Fiesta which was in collision with …

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  • Some Whitchurch homes still without water tonight

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    Some homes in Whitchurch were still without water tonight after a burst main cut supplies to some 2,000 households. Bristol Water said the ten-inch water main in Whitchurch Lane was in a difficult place to dig which was hampering repair …

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  • Keynsham-on-Avon? – visionary plan for Broadmead Peninsula unveiled

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    Keynsham, the town known widely for its K-E-Y spelling and Horace Batchelor could in future be famous in its own right as Keynsham-on-Avon, a tourist hot spot in the West of England and a centre for sustainable industries. That is …

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  • Roadshow in Kingswood to help smokers quit

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    Smokers are being encouraged to go along to a free event in Kingswood next Tuesday (October 8) to get help and advice on stubbing out the habit. The free event is supported by Smokefree South Gloucestershire and complements the national Stoptober campaign …

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  • Bike shop moves after more than a century in Warmley High Street

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    One of the Bristol area’s oldest established businesses – Webbs of Warmley – has left the shop where it has traded for more than a century and opened in bigger premises this week. The cycle shop has moved from its …

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  • Let parents decide whether teachers can strike, says Kingswood MP

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    As many teachers across South Gloucestershire, B&NES and Bristol prepare to strike on 17th October, Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore says industrial action in schools should only be allowed if parents back it. Members of the NUT and NASUWT are protesting …

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