News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Inquest opens into Wes’s death

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    The inquest into the death of Longwell Green man Wes Herat opened yesterday (19th February). The 22-year-old pub manager was riding his motorbike when he was in a collision on the A431 at Kelston last month. He died at the …

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  • Keynsham High Street to re-open – and Charlton Road to close!

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    The first phase of the gas main works on the High Street will be complete next week when it will re-open for two-way traffic. From Sunday 2nd March however, a section of Charlton Road will then close for a week …

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  • Waitrose to open in Keynsham on 20th March

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    Waitrose has confirmed that its new store in Broadmead Lane, Keynsham, will open on Thursday, 20th March. The existing Co-op store, which was acquired by Waitrose last November, ceased trading last Saturday and the keys were handed over to Waitrose …

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  • From Staple Hill to the Brit Awards!

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    Staple Hill dancer Levanna Mclean performed on stage with singer and producer Pharrell Williams at the Brit Awards last night. At the end of last year the teenager posted a video on YouTube of herself Northern Soul dancing down Broad …

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  • A431 closed after subsidence at Kelston gets worse

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      The severe weather has caused more subsidence on the A431 at Kelston and the road has been closed between Bitton and Bath today and is not yet known when it will reopen. Commuters and First Bus services 319 & 332 are …

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  • Cat flap burglar from Kingswood is jailed for two years

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      A teenage burglar from Kingswood who gained access to a home through a cat flap has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jarrant Rice, 19, from Bibstone, gained entry to a home in Farleigh Wick, near Bradford on …

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  • ‘Stop dithering and give us our minor injuries unit at Cossham’

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    Campaigners from the re-formed Save Cossham Hospital Group joined Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore yesterday to show their anger at a U-turn over the promised minor injuries unit. “Stop dithering and deliver what was promised,” was the message to health chiefs …

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  • Treasury minister returns to home ground for visit

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      Treasury Minister Sajid Javid visited the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green today, just down the road from where he went to school. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Conservative MP for Bromsgrove was visiting the …

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  • Storms wreak havoc with emergency call-outs to Kingswood, Pucklechurch and Pensford

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    Avon Fire & Rescue Service Control room received more than 20 calls for assistance during yesterday’s high winds and heavy showers. For a period of around five hours, 22 calls about trees down, unsafe structures and arching cables were taken …

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  • Family taken to hospital after fire in Fishponds Road flat

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    Four people including two children were taken to hospital after a fire at a flat in Fishponds Road last night. Firefighters arrived to find found a man and woman in their 20s, and two young children already outside. The man …

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