News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Seal spotted in the River Avon near Hanham

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    There have been several sightings of a seal pup in the River Avon between Beese’s Tea Gardens and Hanham Lock, at least 10 miles from the sea. Thanks to John Whiting for this picture which shows the pup with a …

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  • Riverside picnic area access sealed off after people fail to heed warnings

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    South Gloucestershire Council has now erected temporary fencing to cut off access from the Bristol & Bath Railway Path to the Avon Riverside picnic site near Bitton to limit people congregating there during the coronavirus outbreak, and to reduce the amount …

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  • Garden waste collections to start again in B&NES from next week 

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council today announced it will be restarting fortnightly garden waste collections from next Monday after the service was temporarily paused due to the coronavirus outbreak. The council is resuming the service as a priority in …

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  • Two arrested on suspicion of arson after caravan blaze in Hanham

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    Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire in a caravan in Hanham. Just after midnight on Saturday police and crews from Kingswood and Hicks Gate fire stations attended the fire at the rear of a property in Lower Hanham …

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  • Keynsham gym owners start collection for needy families

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    A couple who run a gym in Keynsham have started collecting items for families in need and say they have been overwhelmed by the response in the first week. Teresa and Hayley Lovell run the Love Fitness Personal Training Studio …

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  • Police say weekend’s air service searches weren’t related to lockdown monitoring

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    Avon & Somerset Police have today thanked the National Police Air Service’s South West region for supporting them over the weekend with several searches including one in which the helicopter was hovering over the Keynsham area for a long time. …

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  • Pub’s parrot found safe and well after four-day escapade

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    One of the parrots from the pets’ corner at The White Hart pub in Bitton escaped last week and went on a four-day adventure. Landlady Jemma Smith said the door to the aviary in the pub garden was mysteriously open …

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  • South Gloucestershire and Bristol councils to start up garden waste services again

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    South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council have announced they are to reintroduce garden waste collections. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, councils across the country suspended garden waste collections to prioritise black bin waste and recycling collections. The collection of …

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  • Keynsham’s main Post Office branch to close temporarily next week for changeover

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    Keynsham’s Crown Post Office will close temporarily next Wednesday and reopen next Friday to allow for the franchise changeover. In January the Post Office announced that an independent franchise partner – ZCO Ltd – would be taking over the branch …

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  • A4 closed at Saltford after serious accident

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    Police say that anyone making an essential journey this morning between Bristol and Bath is advised that the A4 at Saltford is closed. It follows an incident in which a motorcycle collided with traffic lights at 4.30am. The motorcyclist is …

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