News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham sculpture plans under attack

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    The proposed public art piece intended to be the focal point of the town centre redevelopment has been branded expensive and inappropriate by the Keynsham’s Civic Society. Bristol artist Seamus Staunton has come up with designs for a structure which …

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  • Fire at sheltered accommodation in Downend

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    Firefighters were called out to deal with a blaze in a kitchen at sheltered accommodation in Downend. When crews arrived at Badminton Gardens in Beaufort Road, the occupants had gathered in their common room and no one was hurt. Two …

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  • Two men arrested after fire closes Kingswood town centre

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    Police have arrested two men in connection with a fire in Kingswood High Street yesterday. The fire in a flat above the former Nutritional Centre closed the main A420 though Kingswood town centre during the evening rush hour. Avon Fire & Rescue service …

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  • Thousands of local students celebrate on A-level results day

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    Thousands of students across East Bristol and North East Somerset are celebrating today after receiving their A-level results. At St Brendan’s Sixth Form College at Brislington, pictured left, which draws students from across B&NES, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset, a total of 1,597 …

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  • Book your places for Civic Centre Open Doors event

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    Willmott Dixon, the company charged with the new Keynsham Civic Centre, is throwing open its doors for a behind the scene look at the end of next month. The company has already organised two open office sessions in conjunction with …

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  • Saltford planning inquiry gets under way

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    The public hearing began today into Crest Nicholson’s appeal to build up to 99 houses on Green Belt land at Manor Road in Saltford. A large group of local residents, led by Saltford Environmental Group, congregated outside the hearing venue – …

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  • Keynsham restaurateur fined £4,000 for housing staff in poor unlicensed accommodation

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    A Keynsham restaurateur has been fined £4,000 by magistrates for the poor state of staff accommodation above the premises. Motiour Rahman, of Cinnamon in High Street, was not at Bath Magistrates’ Court for today’s hearing but submitted guilty pleas to …

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  • Council workers in South Glos may strike over pay cuts

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    Workers at South Gloucestershire Council could go on strike in a row over pay cuts which Unison says could see some of its members up to £1,600 a year worse off. Councillors recently voted to press ahead with cuts to …

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  • Fight begins to seek village green status for threatened land at Siston

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    A fight to protect open land in Siston has begun. About 50 local people packed into St Anne’s Church Hall at Siston last night to discuss the future of the land which they consider under threat after they received letters …

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  • Jacob Rees-Mogg MP apologises and distances himself from race row group

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    North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees Mogg has distanced himself from a far-right group after it emerged that he gave an after-dinner talk to members earlier this summer, pictured. Mr Rees-Mogg spoke publicly of his shock, including on the BBC’s …

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