News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Police granted more time to interview man arrested on suspicion of murder

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    Officers investigating the death of a man in Kingswood have been granted more time to interview a 25-year-old man who has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A custody extension was granted by magistrates yesterday afternoon.  The man has been …

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  • Second phase of community testing gets under way

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    Following the discovery of a mutated, more infectious, variant of COVID-19 in South Gloucestershire and Bristol, the second phase of additional community testing begins today with the introduction of ‘Collect and Drop’ sites, situated within libraries.  The first phase began on …

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  • Man, 25, arrested after suspicious death in Kingswood

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    An investigation is under way today into the death of a man in Kingswood. Police were called at 3am to a house in Kennard Road by the ambulance service to a report that a man in his 20s had suffered …

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  • Longwell Green branch of Caffè Nero to close down

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    The Caffè Nero branch at the Gallagher Shopping Park in Longwell Green is closing down on Tuesday. A note has gone up at the coffee shop, which has been operating a takeaway service during lockdown, advising customers: “After just over …

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  • Additional community testing for COVID-19 to start in South Gloucestershire and Bristol after mutant variant found

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    The Department for Health and Social Care has announced that Bristol and South Gloucestershire will be providing additional community testing for COVID-19 from tomorrow following the identification of a mutated variant of the virus in the area.  Additional community testing, …

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  • Plans for slip road into Mangotsfield waste and recycling centre

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    SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK have finally lodged plans with South Gloucestershire Council for a slip road into the waste transfer station and Sort It centre at Carsons Road in Mangotsfield. A dedicated slip road aims to improve the long-standing …

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  • 25th anniversary of the death of firefighter Fleur Lombard

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    Staff from across Avon Fire & Rescue Service have observed a minute’s silence today to mark the 25th anniversary of firefighter Fleur Lombard’s death while fighting an arson attack in Staple Hill. Some firefighters joined the community of Staple Hill …

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  • Mutated form of more infectious Kent variant of COVID-19 is in South Glos, director of health confirms  

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    There is a cluster of cases of a mutated form of the more infectious Kent variant of COVID-19 is in South Gloucestershire as well as Bristol, the district’s director of public health confirmed tonight, A statement has been issued on …

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  • 11 cases of mutated form of the COVID-19 variant are found in Bristol

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    Cases of a mutated form of the COVID-19 variant first found in Kent have been detected in Bristol, it has emerged tonight. Eleven cases have been identified and further investigations are under way to understand if this mutated form of …

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  • Multiple house parties disrupted and hefty fines issued

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    Video footage of one of the parties taken by a police officer’s body camera Police disrupted multiple house parties across the Avon and Somerset force area at the weekend – including one in Kingswood – and issued 47 fixed penalty …

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