News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Tributes as community pub announces closure

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    The Downend Tavern on Downend Road has announced it is closing. The announcement was made on Facebook this week by Irene who runs the pub. She said: “It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I write this …

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  • Avon Fire & Rescue Service hit by coronavirus

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    There have been “resourcing issues” at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after a firefighter tested positive for coronavirus in the wake of a huge blaze involving crews from seven stations.   Firefighters from Kingswood, Avonmouth, Southmead, Temple, Bedminster, Portishead and …

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  • Three men from Fishponds sentenced with two others after officers seize firearms imported from USA

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            From top left clockwise: Busiso Benjamin; Alcot Flemming; Kenville Hall; Rhafeek Morson & Nico Lacroix An international operation led by Avon & Somerset Police has successfully prevented three viable firearms and ammunition from ending up on …

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  • Coronavirus shuts café in Emersons Green

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    A staff member at Avenue Café in Emersons Green has tested positive for COVID-19. The café closed on Saturday and will not reopen until Wednesday 21st October. In a message on their Facebook today the café said: “One of our …

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  • Developer’s bid to squeeze more homes into Hygge Park in Keynsham

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    Developer Crest Nicholson is looking to build an extra 13 houses at the new Hygge Park estate at Bath Road in Keynsham. The proposed “replan” of three approved areas of development involving 40 homes sees an increase of 13, bringing …

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  • Peacocks in Keynsham is closing down

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    Keynsham looks set to lose its last high street fashion store after closing down posters appeared at Peacocks. At the end of last week Edinburgh Woollen Mill, which owns Peacocks and Jaeger, filed notice of its intention to appoint administrators …

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  • Spring launch for Bath’s Clean Air Zone

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    Bath’s Clean Air Zone is set to launch on Monday 15th March 2021 as the first charging clean air zone in England outside of London. It will not charge private cars. The Clean Air Zone was due to be switched …

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  • Keynsham school’s headteacher tests positive for coronavirus

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    The principal of IKB Academy in Keynsham has tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter to parents yesterday, Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, said that Danny Wilkinson experienced some symptoms at the weekend and has been isolating …

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  • Hate crime investigation after Swastika symbol is sprayed on car in Kingswood

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    Police are asking for help with an investigation into a Swastika symbol being spray-painted on to a vehicle in Kingswood this week. They received a call from a third party on Monday to reports of suspected criminal damage to a …

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  • Witness appeal following road rage incident on M32

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident on the slip road exiting the M32 at Hambrook. It happened at about 10.30pm on Tuesday. Two women were travelling onto the slip road when a man behind them driving …

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