News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham restaurant remains closed after flash flood

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    The clear-up after Monday’s flash flooding continues for one Keynsham business. Farrells in Temple Street was forced to close when water poured in to the restaurant, and it could be some weeks before it is able to reopen. Farrells’ website says: “Due to …

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  • Drivers warned of road closures in Downend as Wessex Water begins six-month project

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    A £1.6m scheme to modernise sewers in Downend starts tomorrow. The work is expected to take six months to complete and will see a number of road closures in place. Wessex Water will be carrying out improvements to the sewerage …

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  • Police arrest dangerous sex offender in Hambrook

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    A “dangerous” sex offender who absconded from Leyhill Open Prison on Tuesday is back in custody tonight. Adam Mark, pictured, was arrested by police today after a tip-off from a member of the public who saw him in the Hambrook area. He is …

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  • Traffic delays in Keynsham, Saltford and Kingswood after accidents

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    Traffic in Keynsham and Saltford was at a standstill this morning after an accident and fuel spillage blocked the eastbound carriageway of the bypass. The accident happened between the Hicks Gate roundabout and the Broadmead roundabout. Fire engines and the police were …

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  • Flash flooding hits Keynsham, Saltford and Whitchurch

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    Thunderstorms caused flash flooding on roads in Keynsham, Saltford and Whitchurch yesterday, and there were reports of houses in Keynsham being flooded. Avon Fire & Rescue Service said six houses in Balmoral Road, three in Dapps Hill and a house …

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  • Girl who went missing after party in Kingswood is found safe in London

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    Police say that teenager Bobbie Ayres, who went missing after a party in Kingswood on Saturday night has been found safe. It had been know that the 18-year-old caught a taxi into Bristol city centre after the party but then …

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  • Eight firefighters tackle blaze in Woollard

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    Eight firefighters tackled a blaze in Publow Lane at Woollard. Crews from Keynsham, Kingswood, Brislington, Chew Magna and Bedminster were called out to the fire which had broken out in a single-storey building being used for storage. Wearing breathing apparatus …

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  • First foodstore to open in South Glos in response to urgent need

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            A foodstore is to be set up in Cadbury Heath – the first in South Gloucestershire – and the charity behind it says there is an urgent need for one in other parts of the district, including …

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  • Six cars destroyed in inferno at Longwell Green

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    Six cars went up in flames at the Gallagher Retail Park in Longwell Green this afternoon. Some of the fuel tanks exploded and witnesses reported seeing flames shooting at least 20ft high. Two fire engines tackled the fire and nearby …

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  • Cyclists double fundraising target in memory of Jack Boulton

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    The team of intrepid cyclists completed their gruelling challenge from Lands End to John O’Groats last week in memory of Jack Boulton and it looks like they have exceeded their fundraising target for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). Jack …

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