News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Controversial Kingswood redevelopment scheme is withdrawn

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    A scheme to redevelop the former Hilltop Service Station in Kingswood High Street has been withdrawn after being criticised as a “gross overdevelopment”. Tradex Developments Ltd applied to South Gloucestershire Council to clear the site and put up a mixed …

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  • All Keynsham GPs opt out of giving COVID boosters

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    All GP surgeries in Keynsham say they have made the “difficult decision” not to do COVID boosters. Temple House Practice in St Clements Road, West View Surgery in Park Road and St Augustine’s in The Chocolate Quarter, which also has …

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  • Campaign to fight end of Bristol to Waterloo through trains

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    Rail commuters from Keynsham are being invited to attend a public meeting and sign a petition following the decision by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to approve the withdrawal of services between London Waterloo and the South West from mid- December. …

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  • Multiple burglary arrests, drugs seized and thousands of pounds worth of stolen goods recovered by police

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    Three people from Kingswood have been charged following a spate of burglaries in Willsbridge. They are among several arrests made across the Avon & Somerset Police force area recently, led by the Operation Remedy team, relating to burglary, theft, fraud, …

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  • Stark warning that services in B&NES are under pressure because of driver shortage and rise in COVID cases

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    Council leaders have today issued a stark warning about the impact on key Bath & North East Somerset services caused by a national shortage of HGV drivers and the increase in COVID cases. The council is facing challenges and is …

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  • Driver shortage affecting bus passengers and ‘damaging region’s economy’

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    A driver shortage means passengers on some local routes are being stranded. Stagecoach West has been forced to cancel and reduce services on many bus services recently because of the national driver shortage and COVID-19. Routes affected include the 462 …

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  • New police officer verification process introduced from today in Avon and Somerset

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    From today, Avon & Somerset Police are introducing a new officer verification process for members of the public who would like to confirm the identity of any officer in the force that they come into contact with. The announcement comes …

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  • Man arrested after cannabis raid in Downend

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    A number of suspected cannabis plants were found and seized by police at a property in Badminton Road, Downend, on Monday evening. They say that Western Power were called to the address to make sure the area was safe. A …

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  • Wait and see how throughabout works before building more, says MP

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore says South Gloucestershire Council should wait and see how effective the new throughabout at Warmley is before changes are made to other roundabout junctions along the Ring Road. In his response to the council’s recent consultation …

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  • Meet Saltford’s star baker!

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    One of the contestants in Channel 4’s latest Great British Bake Off series lives in Saltford. Giuseppe Dell’Anno, 45, works at the National Composites Centre at the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green where he is the chief …

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