News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Is TikTok craze linked to deliberate fires in the area?

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    An alarming new craze in which people using the video-sharing social media platform TikTok record themselves starting fires could be occurring locally. At a recent meeting of the Downend, Emersons Green & Frenchay Community Engagement Forum, Bill Crocker, from Bromley …

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  • £433,000 grant for community hub in Kingswood

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    Kingswood community organisation Kingsmeadow@MadeForever has been awarded a £433,000 grant to support its work. The funding provided by the National Lottery, spread over five years, will be used to support Kingsmeadow’s direct frontline services and will help make a positive impact …

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  • Up to 204 homes planned in mixed-use redevelopment of old Kleeneze site in Hanham

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    Redevelopment plans for the former Kleeneze site in Hanham – including up to 204 homes – were revealed by Homes England at an online public consultation event last Thursday. The Government agency has drawn up proposals for a mixed use …

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  • Rise in people attending A&E with colds, headaches and hay fever

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    People are being encouraged to use the most appropriate service after A&E departments in the area are seeing a rise in people attending with minor illnesses such as colds, headaches and hay fever. Dr Leilah Dare, Emergency Medicine Consultant at …

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  • Crackdown on street drinking and anti-social behaviour in Staple Hill

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    You could now be fined for drinking alcohol in parts of Staple Hill after a ban was introduced this weekend. Between 9pm and 4am, a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is in place, banning street drinking on Friday and …

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  • Homes England consults public on draft masterplan for Kleeneze site in Hanham

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    Homes England is staging a public consultation event into redevelopment plans for the former Kleeneze site in Hanham. The Government agency has drawn up proposals for the brownfield site off Anstey’s Road, which is just under six acres and has …

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  • Appeal for witnesses and CCTV and dashcam footage following Brislington stabbing

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    Police are seeking witnesses and CCTV footage following a stabbing incident in Brislington today. Specialist firearms officers were deployed to School Road at around 2pm following reports that a male in his late teens, who was the front seat passenger …

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  • Redevelopment plans for Chief Trading Post site in Oldland include 40 homes and a doctors’ surgery

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    Plans to redevelop the Chief Trading Post nurseries and farm shop site in Oldland Common have been unveiled, with 40 homes proposed, plus a doctors’ surgery and a learning disability residential centre. The existing buildings and structures at Barry Road …

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  • Appeal for information after serious crash in Fishponds

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    Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a collision involving a pedestrian and a bus in Fishponds. Officers were called by the ambulance service to attend the collision on Fishponds Road at 4.30pm yesterday. A woman in her …

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  • £30m improvements revealed for five Ring Road junctions

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    Plans for £30m of improvements to five junctions on the A4174 Ring Road between Lyde Green and Longwell Green have been revealed. The five junctions are Lyde Green Roundabout, the Rosary Roundabout (also known as the Emersons Green Roundabout), Siston …

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