News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • E-scooter operator announced for West of England trial scheme

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    Residents and visitors will soon be able to get around the West of England on e-scooters after Regional Mayor Tim Bowles announced the name of the company appointed to deliver the region’s e-scooter trials. It’s been announced today that Voi …

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  • University of the West of England to host South Gloucestershire’s first COVID-19 community testing centre

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    The first coronavirus testing facility is set to open in South Gloucestershire tomorrow. The centre has been set up at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay Campus and incorporates a drive-through testing for residents and a walk-through service …

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  • Raiders wielding screwdriver and hammer target Saltford shopkeepers

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    Saltford’s newsagents have been held up in their home by intruders brandishing a screwdriver and hammer who demanded cash and gold. Prakash and Bhavina Patel run Saltford News on the corner of Bath Road and Rodney Road, and live above …

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  • Tesco applies to extend opening hours at its Keynsham store

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    Tesco has applied to Bath & North East Somerset Council to extend the opening hours of its Keynsham store by two hours a day, six days a week. The retailer wants to remain open until 10pm from Monday to Saturday, …

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  • Plans for 46 flats on car dealership site in Fishponds

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    Plans have been lodged with Bristol City Council for a mixed use redevelopment including 46 flats on a car dealership site in Fishponds. The site sits on the corner of the junction of Fishponds Road (the A432) and Lodge Causeway …

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  • Changes to the planning system

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    Here are the links to the two Government White Papers referred to in recent issues of The Week In. Planning system final version Planning for the future    

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  • Odd and even number plate rota at Keynsham recycling centre stops

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    From today, the odd and even number plate system that has been running since the lifting of lockdown at Keynsham recycling centre has stopped on a trial basis. B&NES residents have been allowed to visit on certain days  alternating between …

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  • Almost 600 objections to housing on greenfield site

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    Almost 600 people have objected to the latest attempt by developers to build over 200 homes on green fields at Keynsham. M + M Homes Ltd want to develop the 25-acre site known as Withies Green, just off the A4 …

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  • COVID-19 closes Keynsham pub

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    The Ship Inn in Temple Street in Keynsham closed its doors today after being informed by a customer who was at the pub on Saturday night that they have tested positive for COVID-19. The pub’s Facebook page says: “We will …

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  • Coronavirus outbreaks at schools in Kingswood & Hengrove

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      The Oasis Academy John Williams in Hengrove is closed to all Year 7 students after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Two pupils at Two Mile Hill Primary School have also tested positive and there is a confirmed case at …

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