News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Now three year groups affected by coronavirus at Wellsway School

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    A small number of confirmed cases of coronavirus affecting three year groups and staff at Wellsway School in Keynsham means even more students have been told to self-isolate, it has emerged today. On Friday parents of sixth-form students (Years 12 …

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  • Family offer £200 reward for safe return of beloved Bengal cat

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    A Keynsham family whose Bengal cat has been missing for a month are offering a £200 reward for his safe return. Three-year-old Alfie, who has very distinctive markings, has been missing from his home opposite Keynsham Rugby Club since Tuesday …

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  • Extinction Rebellion hold ‘wake’ in Saltford before meeting with MP

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    Extinction Rebellion campaigners held a two-hour silent vigil in Saltford today “as a wake for the dying planet”. The small group of members were dressed in black, some carrying placards and others a coffin. They marched slowly along Wedmore Road …

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  • Hundreds of Wellsway School pupils now self-isolating

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    Hundreds of pupils at Wellsway School in Keynsham are now self-isolating after a confirmed case of coronavirus. Today senior leaders contacted parents in Year 11 to say a child who was in school yesterday had tested positive. Yesterday we reported …

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  • COVID-19 closes Keynsham sixth form

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    Pupils in the sixth form at Wellsway School in Keynsham have been told to self-isolate after a single confirmed case of COVID-19. Tonight the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, sent a letter home to parents advising them …

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  • ASB problems at play park in Warmley

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    Issues with anti-social behaviour (ASB) at the newly refurbished play park in Chiltern Close at Warmley were highlighted at Tuesday’s meeting of Bitton Parish Council. There have been reports of more than 30 youths gathering there and there is graffiti …

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  • New through road begins to take shape

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    Work on creating a new carriageway through the existing Wraxall Road roundabout on the A4174 ring road is now well under way. The scheme to create a fully signal-controlled ‘throughabout’ at the junction to increase capacity and reduce congestion is …

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  • Does Cadbury Heath need another alcohol outlet?

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    A new Cadbury Heath trader is applying for a licence to sell alcohol but the need for it is being called into question. The former Martins newsagents at 54 Newton Road is under new management and called Cadbury Heath Local. …

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