News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • £220k worth of cannabis seized and man arrested in Fishponds  

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    Police have discovered and seized more than 220 cannabis plants worth approximately £220,000 from a property in the Fishponds area. The plants were located this morning by officers from Operation Remedy following information provided by members of the community. A …

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  • Major roadworks will close motorway bridge for eight weeks

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    The Highways Agency have announced that starting on 6th July they will be carrying out major works on the bridge over the M4 near the Folly pub and Science Park at Emersons Green. The bridge at Westerleigh Road will be …

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  • Measures to help social distancing and support walking and cycling in Staple Hill

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    From next Monday, changes to Staple Hill High Street will be introduced on a trial basis to help people to shop in a safe environment and keep to social distancing guidelines as we emerge from COVID-19 restrictions.  As we begin …

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  • Pitch battle as Longwell Green sports proposals divide opinion

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    Concerns are being raised about the impact on the local community if plans for an artificial grass pitch at the home of Longwell Green Sports FC are given the go-ahead. The site is behind the community centre in Shellards Road …

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  • Campaign to stop speeding in Lyde Green

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    A petition has been launched calling for urgent action to tackle the problem of speeding in Lyde Green where roads have a 20mph speed limit. Sadik Al-Hassan, Deputy Mayor of Emersons Green Town Council, which covers Lyde Green, has set up …

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  • Kingswood sinkhole repaired and road due to be fully open by Sunday

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    The sinkhole that opened up on Cecil Road in Kingswood on Wednesday has now been repaired by Wessex Water and resurfacing works are continuing. The hole was due to a broken pipe, it has been revealed. Tonight South Gloucestershire Council …

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  • Rally against racism in Page Park

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  • Emergency road closure after large sinkhole appears in Kingswood town centre

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    Cecil Road has been closed one-way at Kingswood High Street tonight because a large sinkhole has appeared. South Gloucestershire Council says it is investigating and will reopen the road as soon as repairs are made: “We will provide updates and …

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  • Black Lives Matter rally in Keynsham

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    Families gathered in Keynsham this afternoon to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement while keeping a social distance. An estimated 200 people, many with placards, came together in Keynsham Memorial Park for the rally, billed as a child-friendly …

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  • New commercial estate on A4 east of Keynsham would create 1,802 vehicle movements a day

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    A planning application is being prepared for a commercial development on the A4 Bath Road east of Keynsham which would generate an estimated 1,802 vehicle movements a day. The 3.7-acre plot – known as Parcel 1991 – is next to …

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