News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Fate of vacant Kingswood pub sealed as plans to turn it into a nursery are approved

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      Another Kingswood pub has been lost for good after plans to turn The Old Flowerpot Inn into a children’s nursery were approved. South Gloucestershire Council has recently granted planning permission to turn the derelict pub on the High Street, …

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  • Confirmation that Starbucks is to open in Longwell Green

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    When Caffè Nero at the Gallagher Shopping Park in Longwell Green closed its doors last month, there were rumours that Starbucks would be taking over the premises. At the time Starbucks told us it was always looking for new locations …

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  • Police appeal for witnesses and dash cam footage after ring road collision causes long tailbacks

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    Police are asking anyone who witnessed a serious road traffic collision on the A4174 ring road at the Hambrook lights junction yesterday to come forward. At approximately 2.35pm they received a call to say there had been a collision involving …

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  • Man in court charged with murdering Kingswood mum and her daughter

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    A 50-year-old man has appeared in court in Scotland today charged with murdering the missing South Gloucestershire mother Bennylyn Burke and one of her children. Police attended a property in Dundee around 3.20pm last Friday as part of an inquiry …

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  • Part of Warmley Golf Course earmarked by the council for potential development

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    Half of the old Warmley Golf Course is being earmarked for potential development. South Gloucestershire Council has just published the outcome of its most recent Call for Sites exercise to identify land that could be considered for future growth and …

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  • Disappearances of South Glos mum and her daughter now being treated as murder

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    The disappearances of 25-year-old South Gloucestershire mother Bennylyn Burke and one of her children are now being treated as a murder investigation, police in Dundee said tonight. A 50-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death …

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  • Man arrested in Dundee over disappearance of South Glos mum and her children

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    Police in Scotland today said they have arrested a 50-year-old man in Dundee in connection with a young South Gloucestershire mum and her two daughters who are missing. Bennylyn Burke, 25, was reported missing on Monday (1st March) having last …

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  • Five more homes proposed as part of Wick pub site redevelopment

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    Plans to build five more detached houses in the grounds of the former Carpenters Arms pub in Wick have been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council. Last July we reported that developer Chewton Keynsham Ltd had been granted permission to build …

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  • New rapid COVID-19 test sites for key workers in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton   

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    Two new rapid COVID-19 test sites will open in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton next week for key workers and people unable to work from home who do not have any coronavirus symptoms. Around one in three people who have coronavirus …

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  • Fraudster jailed for duping women out of thousands via dating sites

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    A fraudster from Marksbury who groomed women on dating sites to scam thousands of pounds from them has been jailed at Bristol Crown Court today. Sebastian Timmis, of Hill View, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud by false representation …

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