News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Crackdown on dangerous and illegal parking near primary school

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    Serious incidents have been raised by concerned residents about dangerous and illegal parking at drop-off and pick-up times at The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill. Local councillors are working with South Gloucestershire Council’s Parking Enforcement Team and the South …

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  • Weight limit extended to keep HGVs off A420 during Bath bridge closure

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    A temporary weight order introduced to stop vehicles over 7.5 tonnes from using the A420 while Cleveland Bridge in Bath is closed is being extended. This week a South Gloucestershire Council spokesperson said: “We initially implemented a 21-day temporary weight …

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  • Hengrove man who stole from disabled children’s charity is jailed

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    A Hengrove man who spent donations meant to help children with disabilities or serious illnesses on his stag do and wedding has been jailed for more than two years. Scott Wright, 45, admitted fraudulently spending £57,000 of charitable funds which …

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  • Waste collection crisis escalates

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    Bristol Waste has suspended its garden waste collection for 10 weeks with immediate effect as the national driver shortage and the continued impacts of COVID-19 mean it has significantly fewer drivers than usual. There have been delays to waste collections …

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  • Siston man gets suspended jail sentence for ‘brazen’ fly-tip at Lyde Green  

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    A man from Siston has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison suspended for a year, 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay a total of £2,391 in prosecution and clear-up costs following the discovery of a fly-tip …

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  • Row leads to resignations at Keynsham Foodbank

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    There has been a string of resignations at Keynsham Foodbank, including chairman and project manager Alan Hale who set it up nine years ago. Keynsham Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust. Mr Hale said yesterday: “We have recently had …

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  • Corner shop planned next to the King Billy in Warmley

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    Plans to demolish part of the King William IV pub in Warmley and build a corner shop have been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council. The application for the site at the junction of Cadbury Heath Road and Tower Road South …

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  • Warmley man arrested in firearms investigation and gun seized

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    A man from Warmley suspected of buying a forward-venting black firearm has been arrested and a weapon seized. The man, aged 25, was arrested by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers at his home on Tower Road South yesterday morning and …

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  • New Flourish Foodhall & Kitchen opens in Saltford

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    Today marks the opening of a new local retail and restaurant enterprise, Flourish Foodhall & Kitchen. Located at Glenavon Farm on the A4 at Saltford, Flourish is home to a 2,000sq ft foodhall, an open kitchen seating 110 and an …

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  • Keynsham High Street to close to all traffic for three weeks from next Monday

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    Keynsham High Street will be closed to all traffic from Monday 28th June for an estimated three weeks for excavation works as part of the major town centre improvement scheme being carried out by Bath & North East Somerset Council. …

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