News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Tuning up for a mini music festival in Keynsham

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    After many months of deliberation and planning, the organisers of Keynsham Music Festival have announced that a mini event will be taking place in the town in September. Last year’s festival had to be cancelled because of the pandemic and …

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  • Hanham pub’s retrospective plans for outside bar

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    A retrospective planning application has been lodged by pub chain Young’s for an outside bar in a shepherd’s hut at The Chequers at Hanham Mills. The hut is in the car park next to the river. Young’s say the retrospective …

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  • Appeal to trace schoolgirls who were approached by man in Fishponds

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    Police today issued an appeal to trace three schoolgirls who were approached by a man behaving inappropriately. The incident, which was witnessed by a passer-by, took place at Channons Hill bus stop outside Fishponds CofE Academy on Thursday 15th July …

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  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta holds launch in Hanham

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    Our thanks to Hanham Abbots Parish Council for these photos of the balloon launch at Hanham Common yesterday, one of the locations chosen to take part in this year’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. Without any certainty when planning the event …

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  • Online sellers urged to be wary of money transfer scam

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    Anyone selling items online is being warned of a scam which sees buyers pretending to have transferred money but making off without paying for the goods. Avon & Somerset Police say they are aware of several incidents in recent months …

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  • Boy seriously hurt in collision with car in Keynsham

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    Police have today appealed for witnesses after a collision at The Meadows estate in Keynsham yesterday afternoon in which a young boy was seriously hurt. A spokesperson for Avon & Somerset Police said: “”At approximately 4.35pm we were made aware …

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  • Reports of machete attack in St George

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    Police detained a man following a report of a fight between two people in Bell Hill Road in St George today which involved a machete. An Avon & Somerset Police spokesperson said: “A witness called at 12.17pm to report two …

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  • Dangers of cannabis farms are highlighted following recent discoveries in Keynsham & Taunton

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    Police say that following the recent discovery of “significant cannabis farms” in the Keynsham and Taunton areas, they are reminding the public of the key signs that could indicate that cannabis is being grown illegally in your community. A large …

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  • Counterfeit goods seller from Emersons Green is prosecuted

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    A woman from Emersons Green who sold counterfeit clothing, trainers and accessories via her Facebook group – Haute Couture – has been given a Community Order requiring her to comply with a three-month curfew, along with fines totalling £895. Charlotte …

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  • Delays to new £30m Lyde Green schools as builder and sponsor are replaced

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    A new £30m secondary and primary school for Lyde Green are going to be delayed after a change of builder and one of the sponsors. Willmott Dixon are no longer employed to construct the new schools co-located at Honeysuckle Road. …

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