News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Stepping up the fight to stop giant waste-to-power plant near Keynsham

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    The campaign group fighting plans for a waste processing plant in the Green Belt near Keynsham says it would be one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country. Consultants employed by POKE (Protect Our Keynsham Environment) have …

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  • ‘More than 1,000 vehicles are speeding each day on our road’

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    A petition has been started calling on South Gloucestershire Council to carry out an urgent traffic review of Park Road in Staple Hill where many drivers do not stick to the 20mph limit. In response to a noticeable number of …

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  • Council leader ‘won’t be distracted by malicious campaign’

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    The next leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council has vowed not to be distracted from delivering his party’s promises to voters by personal attacks from anonymous sources. Kevin Guy, who succeeded Dine Romero as leader of the Liberal …

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  • Robbery at Co-op in Cadbury Heath

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    Police were called to the Co-op store in Cadbury Heath this morning after a robbery. They say a member of the public contacted police shortly before 7.30am to report that a man had carried out a robbery at the shop …

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  • Staple Hill turns to Bristol artists to help promote the high street after lockdown

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    Staple Hill will be adorned with window art next week, thanks to an initiative from the Chamber of Trade in an effort to entice shoppers back to a high street that has been hit hard by lockdown. Well-known Bristol artists …

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  • Avon Valley Railway at Bitton celebrates £97,400 grant from Culture Recovery Fund

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      Avon Valley Railway has received a grant of £97,400 from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. Nearly £400m has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country, including the heritage …

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  • Teenage trespassers put ponies in danger

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    HorseWorld at Whitchurch Village has written to local residents after a group of teenagers removed electric fencing, putting ponies and themselves at risk. In their letter this week the team at the charity in Staunton Lane, which cares for mistreated …

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  • Bodies identified as that of missing Kingswood mum and daughter

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    The two bodies recovered from a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee on 18th March have now been formally identified as Kingswood mother Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year-old daughter Jellica, Police Scotland said today Bennylyn and Jellica’s family have been …

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  • Countryside charity slams proposals for anaerobic digester plant near Keynsham

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    The countryside charity CPRE is calling for plans for a new waste-to-power plant near Keynsham to be rejected and for what has previously built on the site without permission to be torn down. The Avon & Bristol branch has written …

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  • Appeal for witnesses and information following theft of dogs from Stockwood

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    Police have today appealed for information about the theft of two “high value” dogs from a flat on Sturminster Road in Stockwood. They say that on 29th January unknown people gained access to the address by forcing the front door …

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