News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • South Gloucestershire Council’s urgent plea for protective equipment

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    South Gloucestershire Council has put out an urgent call for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) so that its frontline staff can help support vulnerable local people more safely. The council has issued the appeal on social media, saying: “Despite …

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  • 60-year-old cache of chocolate discovered

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    Building workers in Keynsham have apparently made a startling discovery – and sparked security fears into the bargain. The Week In understands that while earthworks were taking place around The Chocolate Quarter at the Somerdale site last month, a hidden …

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  • Police arrest two men and recover vehicles stolen from Brislington

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    Police have arrested two men in connection with a car key burglary in Brislington and have recovered the two vehicles that were stolen. Thieves broke into a house to take the keys and steal a Fiat Doblo van and a …

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  • Emergency appeal from Bristol Animal Rescue Centre‏

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    Bristol Animal Rescue Centre‏ is reaching out for help after seeing a big drop in funding since the coronavirus outbreak. “If there was ever a time that we needed your support, it is now. Our income has plummeted since COVID-19 …

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  • Residents asked to avoid lighting bonfires to protect their health 

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council is calling on residents to consider their own health and that of their neighbours by not having bonfires where possible during the coronavirus pandemic. People are asked to avoid lighting fires in case others …

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  • Former councillor blasts parents after up to 50 children are seen at skatepark during lockdown

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    A former councillor is urging parents to control their children during the lockdown after a report that up to 50 young people were congregating in the skatepark in Warmley Forest Park. Ian Adams has asked The Week In to spread …

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  • Go-ahead for plans to turn old Soundwell college into special needs school  

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    Plans to reuse the former City of Bristol College’s Soundwell Centre as a special needs school have been approved last week by South Gloucestershire Council. The plans involve knocking down around half of the existing buildings and renovating the remaining …

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  • Chief Constable to answer people’s questions on COVID-19

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    Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is inviting people to submit their questions concerning COVID-19 and the impact on policing to put to Chief Constable Andy Marsh. She wants the public to share their questions and concerns …

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  • Suspension of Abus’s service 349

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    Abus’s service 349 is being suspended after operation today. The independent bus company said First will be providing a shuttle service between Keynsham High Street and Park Estate only on Monday to Saturday. This shuttle will connect with service 39 …

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  • New phone hub to help vulnerable B&NES residents 

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    The most vulnerable people in Bath and North East Somerset will be able to telephone for advice on a range of critical support during the coronavirus pandemic when a new community hub launches on Monday. The telephone number is 0300 …

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