News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • The singing bus driver bringing cheer to his passengers

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    Customers boarding a First bus driven by Roger Brady get more than a cheery hello – they could also be treated to an on-board musical performance. If you are a regular traveller in the evenings on the 3/4 service from …

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  • Arrest after reports of harassment on Bristol & Bath Railway Path

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    Police last night made an arrest related to recent reports of a male harassing women on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path. There have been mounting concerns over the number of crimes including sexual assault and intimidation being carried out …

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  • As lockdown drinking soars, police target drink and drug-drivers putting others at risk

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    Avon & Somerset Police are part of a nationwide operation targeting motorists who choose to drink/drug drive throughout December as Operation Tonic, the annual Christmas roads policing operation, gets under way today.  The activity comes as research shows over a …

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  • Council to consult on plans for ‘state-of-the art’ recycling centre in Keynsham 

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    Proposals to improve waste and recycling facilities for B&NES residents on a redeveloped site at Pixash Lane in Keynsham are being consulted on by the council. The council says the plans will help residents to recycle more to help tackle …

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  • Spotlight on crimes on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path

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    There are mounting concerns over the number of crimes being carried out on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path, particularly in the Mangotsfield, Staple Hill and Fishponds area. A document which highlights there have been more than 25 incidents over …

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  • New dates for closures of Lloyds branches in Hanham & Downend as axe also falls on Barclays in Fishponds

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    Lloyds is playing catch-up on its closure plans for the Hanham and Downend branches which were delayed because of the pandemic. And Barclays in Fishponds is set to close next week . We reported in February on Lloyds Banking Group’s …

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  • Metro Mayor announces his retirement from politics

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    West of England Mayor Tim Bowles has tonight announced that after nearly 20 years of political service in the West of England, including four years as the first regional mayor, he intends to retire from politics once his term in …

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  • Hundreds of Wellsway Multi Academy Trust pupils self-isolating

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    Schools in the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust have been badly hit by the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the West of England area. As of today, there are 68 Year 11s self-isolating at Wellsway School in Keynsham, along with …

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  • Fight to save tree is lost

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    A bid to get a preservation order put on the tree in Park Road in Keynsham that was facing the chop has failed.  The mature sycamore, which had electricity wires running close to some branches, was duly chopped down at …

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  • Anger at council over misery caused by Keynsham concrete factory

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    There is anger and dismay at the way Keynsham firm 4Concrete has been allowed to turn a site next to the town’s conservation area into heavy industrial use, causing misery for nearby residents and an extra 500 HGV movements a …

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