News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Marvin Rees re-elected as Bristol Mayor

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    Labour’s Marvin Rees has been re-elected Mayor of Bristol following Thursday’s elections. Votes in the Bristol Mayoral election were counted yesterday with the results being announced early this morning. No candidate received over 50% of the first preference votes so …

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  • Labour’s Dan Norris becomes West of England Mayor, beating Tories by 40,093 votes

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    Labour’s Dan Norris has become the new Regional Mayor for the West of England, taking the role from the Conservatives. Mr Norris, who was MP for Wansdyke from 1997 to 2010, was declared the winner after all votes in the …

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  • Longwell Green Post Office and Tesco Express to close temporarily

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    Longwell Green Post Office will close for more than six weeks while extensive refurbishment is carried out at the premises at Tesco Express at Bath Road. The branch will close on Thursday 27th May at 5.30pm and is due to …

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  • Cancellations to GWR services today due to safety checks on long distance trains

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    GWR say that a number of Class 800 series Hitachi trains from several train companies have been taken out of service this morning for checks as a precautionary measure. As a result they have had to cancel a significant number …

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  • Teenager arrested after man is found with stab wound in Staple Hill

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was found injured in Staple Hill last night. They were called at approximately 10.10pm to the High Street. Officers and paramedics found a man in his 20s who had …

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  • Avon Valley Railway features in new Lily James drama

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    Avon Valley Railway at Bitton will be featuring in the BBCs newest drama The Pursuit of Love which airs this Sunday evening. It’s based on the 1945 novel by Nancy Mitford, with Lily James and Emily Beecham starring in the …

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  • Thieves steal specialist parts worth thousands from heritage railway

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    Thieves broke into Avon Valley Railway at Bitton on Wednesday night and stole many thousands of pounds worth of specialist parts. “Although a lot of our assets are protected with SmartWater forensic tagging, unfortunately these items weren’t included,” the railway …

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  • Witness appeal after pedestrians are hurt in Hanham

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    Police are asking witnesses and drivers with dash cam footage to get in touch after a collision left two pedestrians with injuries in Hanham. At about 7.20pm on Monday 26th April police received a call that a black vehicle was …

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  • Appeal for witnesses after assaults in Brislington and St Annes

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to a disturbance in the St Anne’s and Brislington areas of Bristol last Sunday afternoon (2nd May). Police were called to a report of a man committing assaults on members of the public and also …

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  • Investigations into major fire at old Grange School in Warmley

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    Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the derelict Grange School in Warmley this morning. The large fire at the campus at Tower Road North was reported at around 12.30am. Digitech School and Warmley Park School are also on the …

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