News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • ‘New renaissance’ unveiled for Kingswood town centre

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    Residents and businesses are being asked for their comments about a masterplan for Kingswood town centre that has been published by South Gloucestershire Council The east part of Regent Street would be pedestrianised and there is a proposed northern outbound route …

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  • Metro Mayor praises The Week In as 17 bus service is saved

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    The 17 bus service from Southmead Hospital through to Keynsham, which local people feared would be scrapped at the end of August has been saved, after a campaign led by a Kingswood councillor and backed by The Week In and …

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  • Staple Hill trader wins award for outstanding community service

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    An award for outstanding community service has been given to Jill Barnes of Staple Hill Stores. The award was presented by Mangotsfield Residents’ Association and the Staple Hill Partnership. Pictured from left are Cllr Katie Cooper, Cllr Michael Bell, Jill …

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  • Metro Mayor launches push for bus passengers to keep wearing masks

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    As Government rules on mask use come to an end on Monday, the West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris will be encouraging bus passengers to continue wearing them. A recording of the Mayor on 460 buses across the West …

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  • Lockdown at Soundwell school campus as armed police deal with man nearby

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    Armed police were called out to Soundwell earlier today following reports of a man displaying threatening behaviour towards people in Church Road near Kingswood Leisure Centre. Police announced that staff and students at the nearby St Stephen’s School campus in …

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  • Bristol Airport public inquiry to get under way

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    A public inquiry will get under way next week into Bristol Airport’s appeal against North Somerset Council’s decision to refuse major expansion plans. In 2019, Bristol Airport submitted plans to expand from 10 to 12 million passengers per year which …

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  • Thieves target garages in Hanham

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    Thieves have been targeting garages in Hanham. Two pushbikes were stolen after a garage on Samuel White Road was broken into at approximately 3am on Friday 9th July. The offender bent back the metal door to gain entry. A garage …

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  • Keynsham man jailed over sexual abuse of two children more than 20 years apart

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    A 58-year-old man from Keynsham has been jailed for 12 years for the sexual abuse of two children with offences occurring more than 20 years apart. Michael Lionel Heavens was found guilty of 12 counts following a trial at Bristol …

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  • Flooding fears for Keynsham housing estate

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    There are concerns that a bid by Taylor Wimpey to halve the agreed number of deep boreholes at The Meadows estate in Keynsham will make flooding problems there worse. The developer submitted a similar application to Bath & North East …

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  • Concerns raised over safety at zebra crossing in Kingswood

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    Safety concerns have been raised at a public meeting about the zebra crossing outside New Cheltenham Community Centre in Kingswood. Two local residents highlighted the dangers they have encountered while using the crossing on New Cheltenham Road and there are …

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