News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Public meeting called after pair stake a claim to land at Webbs Heath

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    A public meeting will take place in Siston on Thursday (8th August) after a claim to the freehold of land at Webbs Heath was lodged. The meeting has been called at short notice by Cllr John Hopes, chairman of Siston …

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  • Man tries to lure teenage girls into his car in Keynsham

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    Police say they are conducting inquiries into two suspicious incidents in which a man tried to persuade two teenage girls to get into his car in Keynsham at the weekend. The girls were approached on Albert Road and Queens Road …

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  • Have your say about policing at question-and-answer session in Kingswood

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    South Gloucestershire residents will have the chance to quiz two of the top police chiefs in Avon & Somerset on Tuesday, 3rd September at Kingswood Civic Centre. The public forum will give people living and working in the district the …

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  • 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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