News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Stay home and save lives, police urge

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    Avon & Somerset Police are urging people to avoid beauty spots or popular walking locations, stressing that all unnecessary travel must be avoided during the pandemic. This afternoon they said they are being “inundated” with inquiries about what people can …

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  • Council staff redeployed to keep essential collections running

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    Staff from South Gloucestershire Council’s StreetCare team have been retrained and redeployed to help with essential household waste collections during the coronavirus pandemic. A number of employees have switched from their usual, office-based roles to working with waste and recycling …

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  • Downend takeaway offers free meals to those on the frontline

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    An Indian takeaway in Downend is offering free food to vulnerable people and those working on the frontline during the coronavirus crisis. The Rajastan & Royal in Westboune Road is giving away up to 50 dishes a day to police …

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  • More bus timetable changes from next week to support key workers

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    First West of England has been running a Saturday service this week to ensure it sustains services for those needing to travel across the region. But from Monday it is moving all services to Sunday frequencies on all routes. It …

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  • We’re here for you, say the police as widespread shutdown begins

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    With the country in the grip of a national emergency and people being ordered to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives, Avon & Somerset police have reassured the public that their officers and staff are still working …

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  • Concessionary bus pass hours extended

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    As a result of coronavirus and news that some supermarkets have started dedicated early morning shopping times for older people or those with a disability, the hours when concessionary bus passes can be used has been extended. Time restrictions for …

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  • Poppy gets crafty to cheer up the elderly

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    A five-year-old girl is spending much of her time creating 48 personalised craft cards, one for each of the residents at Saffron Gardens Care Home in Whitehall. Poppy became aware that relatives and friends of residents at the care home …

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  • Keynsham Foodbank forced to relocate as appeal goes out for donations

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    After six years of having a warehouse in the town, Keynsham Foodbank is having to leave town and move to Longwell Green at a time of great need. Since opening distribution centres in 2013 the foodbank has been hosted by …

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  • Keynsham Music Festival is cancelled

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    The organisers of Keynsham Music Festival say they have decided not to stage it this year. Chairman of the festival Mike May said: “It is with deep sadness that the trustees of Keynsham Music Festival have decided not to stage …

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