News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Van offering COVID-19 testing kits to tour communities across South Gloucestershire

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    A specially equipped vehicle will be visiting locations across South Gloucestershire each week, giving people the option of collecting rapid COVID-19 testing kits to complete at home, as well as the opportunity to take a test with guidance from trained …

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  • Woman jailed over damage to headstone and malicious messages to grieving family

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    A woman has been jailed for eight weeks at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today, over damage to a headstone at Westerleigh Crematorium. Simona Julius, 25, of St George, had admitted criminal damage and two counts of malicious communications at an earlier …

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  • Appeal for information following caravan theft in Keynsham

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    Police are appealing for information after a caravan was stolen by fraudulent means in Keynsham. A man going by the name of Peter agreed to purchase the caravan, pictured, from its owners, and collected it at 1pm on Tuesday 27th …

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  • Details of Keynsham High Street improvements works are revealed

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    B&NES Council has tonight announced details about the nine months of works to enhance Keynsham High Street that are set to start on Monday 24th May, As we have reported recently, B&NES Council has been criticised for its lack of …

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  • Green surge sees Labour lose overall control of council

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    Despite the return of Marvin Rees as Labour Mayor, the party lost overall control of Bristol City Council after its number of seats fell from 33 to 24. All 70 seats up for grabs in 34 wards at last Thursday’s …

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  • Marvin Rees re-elected as Bristol Mayor

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    Labour’s Marvin Rees has been re-elected Mayor of Bristol following Thursday’s elections. Votes in the Bristol Mayoral election were counted yesterday with the results being announced early this morning. No candidate received over 50% of the first preference votes so …

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  • Labour’s Dan Norris becomes West of England Mayor, beating Tories by 40,093 votes

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    Labour’s Dan Norris has become the new Regional Mayor for the West of England, taking the role from the Conservatives. Mr Norris, who was MP for Wansdyke from 1997 to 2010, was declared the winner after all votes in the …

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  • Longwell Green Post Office and Tesco Express to close temporarily

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    Longwell Green Post Office will close for more than six weeks while extensive refurbishment is carried out at the premises at Tesco Express at Bath Road. The branch will close on Thursday 27th May at 5.30pm and is due to …

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  • Cancellations to GWR services today due to safety checks on long distance trains

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    GWR say that a number of Class 800 series Hitachi trains from several train companies have been taken out of service this morning for checks as a precautionary measure. As a result they have had to cancel a significant number …

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  • Teenager arrested after man is found with stab wound in Staple Hill

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    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was found injured in Staple Hill last night. They were called at approximately 10.10pm to the High Street. Officers and paramedics found a man in his 20s who had …

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