News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Bodies identified as that of missing Kingswood mum and daughter

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    The two bodies recovered from a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee on 18th March have now been formally identified as Kingswood mother Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year-old daughter Jellica, Police Scotland said today Bennylyn and Jellica’s family have been …

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  • Countryside charity slams proposals for anaerobic digester plant near Keynsham

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    The countryside charity CPRE is calling for plans for a new waste-to-power plant near Keynsham to be rejected and for what has previously built on the site without permission to be torn down. The Avon & Bristol branch has written …

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  • Appeal for witnesses and information following theft of dogs from Stockwood

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    Police have today appealed for information about the theft of two “high value” dogs from a flat on Sturminster Road in Stockwood. They say that on 29th January unknown people gained access to the address by forcing the front door …

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  • Rogue garden worker jailed following South Glos Trading Standards investigation

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    A rogue trader has been sentenced to 14 months in prison at Bristol Crown Court for fraud and theft offences committed against elderly customers of his tree and garden maintenance business, including one in Mangotsfield. Rocky Johnstone, 36, of Half …

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  • Police find two bodies in the search for missing Bennylyn and her two-year-old daughter

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    Police searching for the whereabouts of missing Kingswood woman Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year old daughter, Jellica, have today recovered two bodies in Scotland. They say the bodies were discovered concealed within a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee, following …

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  • Witness appeal after a teenage girl is harassed by a man in Emersons Green

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    Police are appealing for information and have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries after a teenage girl was harassed by a man in Emersons Green. The incident happened on Wadham Grove at about 4.50pm on Friday 5th March. A man took …

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  • Views sought on bridge linking the A431 near Bitton with Saltford

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    Wessex Water has today announced it is consulting with local people on plans to build a new bridge across the River Avon from the A431 to access the Saltford Water Recycling Centre at Mead Lane. As we have previously reported, …

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  • Fate of vacant Kingswood pub sealed as plans to turn it into a nursery are approved

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      Another Kingswood pub has been lost for good after plans to turn The Old Flowerpot Inn into a children’s nursery were approved. South Gloucestershire Council has recently granted planning permission to turn the derelict pub on the High Street, …

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  • Confirmation that Starbucks is to open in Longwell Green

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    When Caffè Nero at the Gallagher Shopping Park in Longwell Green closed its doors last month, there were rumours that Starbucks would be taking over the premises. At the time Starbucks told us it was always looking for new locations …

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  • Police appeal for witnesses and dash cam footage after ring road collision causes long tailbacks

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    Police are asking anyone who witnessed a serious road traffic collision on the A4174 ring road at the Hambrook lights junction yesterday to come forward. At approximately 2.35pm they received a call to say there had been a collision involving …

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