News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Police seek duo over ‘nasty’ theft in Staple Hill

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    Police are investigating the theft of a woman’s purse at a supermarket car park in Staple Hill and want to speak to two men in connection with the incident. A shopper in her 60s felt she was being watched when …

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  • Appeal after boys are robbed of their pushbikes in Page Park

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    Police are asking for help after three pushbikes were stolen from children in Page Park, Staple Hill. It happened at about 5.15pm last Thursday (23rd January). A group of boys aged between 11 and 13 were cycling in the park …

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  • Man arrested in Hanham and stolen property worth £200k seized

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    Police say they are working hard to establish the rightful owners of suspected stolen bicycles and other goods worth a total estimated value of around £200,000 after a raid in Hanham last night. Officers attended an address in The Glen …

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  • CCTV footage released in renewed St George robbery appeal

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    Police have today released new CCTV footage as part of their investigation into a robbery at a convenience store in St George. Two men entered the store in Two Mile Hill Road at 6.11am on Monday 2nd December and one …

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  • Five-day road closure next month between Pucklechurch and Westerleigh

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    The road between Westerleigh and Pucklechurch will be closed for five days next month. South Gloucestershire Council is building a new island refuge outside Westerleigh Crematorium as part of a pedestrian improvement scheme. To do so safely it says it …

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  • Seven jobs at risk at Keynsham Post Office, says union

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    The Communication Workers Union says seven jobs are at risk under plans to franchise Keynsham Crown Post Office to ZCO Ltd. As we reported last week, from April the branch will be operated by Bolton-based ZCO Ltd from the same …

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  • Ancient tree and churchyard wall come crashing down

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    Following days of heavy rain, an 800-year-old yew tree at St Anne’s Church in Oldland Common came crashing down yesterday, taking with it part of the high wall that surrounds the churchyard and some graves. The St Anne’s Facebook page …

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  • Shock at ‘privatisation’ of Keynsham Post Office

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    Workers at three Crown post offices including the one in Keynsham High Street have this week been told that an independent franchise partner is taking over from April. The Post Office announced yesterday that the branch will be operated by  …

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  • First boss apologises for ‘appalling’ disruption and says £230m public investment in metrobus is being ‘wasted’

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    The Managing Director at First West of England, James Freeman, has tonight offered an apology to customers in an open letter addressing recent bus service disruptions and traffic congestion in the Bristol area. In it he describes recent delays as …

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  • CCTV appeal after stolen bank cards are used in Keynsham

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    Police investigating the theft of an 81-year-old woman’s purse are keen to trace the three people in these CCTV images released today. The theft happened in Yate Shopping Centre between midday and 1pm on Wednesday 27th November. Later the same …

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