News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Police disperse drunken trouble-makers in Staple Hill on eve of lockdown

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    Police were called to Staple Hill last night following reports of drunken anti-social behaviour and disorder. They put a dispersal order in place under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The dispersal area included the …

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  • West of England Mayor calls taskforce together to discuss impacts of new COVID-19 restrictions as cases soar

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    West of England Mayor Tim Bowles has met with his Regional Recovery Taskforce to discuss the impact of new COVID-19 restrictions coming in tomorrow. And following an “alarming” rise in the rate of coronavirus cases across the region, he is …

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  • Constituents stage empty plates protest outside MP’s office

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    A group of Kingswood constituents left empty plates conveying messages for Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore outside his Hanham High Street office this lunchtime. Mr Skidmore was one of the 322 Tory MPs who voted against extending free school meals over …

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  • Action in South Glos & Bristol in response to rise in COVID cases

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    Health and care leaders in South Gloucestershire and Bristol as well as North Somerset are bringing in additional support measures from Monday to ensure that local services are better able to cope with increasing demand as a result of the …

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  • Road closure for overnight resurfacing work on A431

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    The A431 Bath Road at Swineford will be closed to traffic overnight from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th November for long-awaited resurfacing works. South Gloucestershire Council says the work, which will involve removing the existing surface, will create a significant …

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  • Spotlight on Kingswood Park during pandemic

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    South Gloucestershire Council and the Friends of Kingswood Park are applying for a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant which, if approved, will be used to restore and regenerate the park but COVID-19 has meant the application has been deferred to …

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  • B&NES residents get stark letter warning of lockdown danger

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    A stark warning letter outlining the clear danger of a local lockdown facing Bath and North East Somerset is being sent to all households this week. Residents will receive the letter from council leader Dine Romero and chief executive Will …

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  • Latest update on half-term holiday hunger help

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    South Gloucestershire Council says that food parcel collection points will be available tomorrow and Friday for parents and carers of children in the district that are entitled to free school meals. All you need to do is turn up to …

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  • New police team set up to tackle COVID-19 breaches

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    Avon & Somerset Police has set up a dedicated COVID-19 team to attend reports of breaches of the emergency regulations. It has been created from the extra funding provided by the Government, dedicated to the force’s COVID-19 response. The intention …

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  • Bitton man jailed for raping a woman after a party

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    A 25-year-old Bitton man has today been jailed for three years and nine months at Bristol Crown Court after admitting raping a woman following a party. Michael Stephen Smith, of High Street, Bitton, attempted to have sex with the victim while …

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