News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Campaign to reduce noise pollution on the A4174 Ring Road

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    A campaign has been started to improve soundproofing for residents who live close to the A4174 Ring Road. Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore and the councillors who represent the Parkwall & Warmley ward on South Gloucestershire Council welcomed the start of …

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  • Bath Racecourse to play host to large-scale NHS vaccination centre

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    The roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will now benefit from the introduction of two large-scale NHS Vaccination Centres, one of them Bath Racecourse at Lansdown. The other is Salisbury City Hall, …

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  • Police raid man’s home in Oldland Common as he’s arrested in Cheltenham over suspected drugs supply and firearm offences

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    Officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) have this afternoon been searching a property in Oldland Common. A 33-year-old man was arrested on Albion Street in Cheltenham at 1pm on suspicion of being concerned in the …

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  • Publicans fined for breaching COVID restrictions

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    South Gloucestershire Council has supported enforcement action against two licensed premises found to be operating during COVID restrictions which require them to close. The council said that working with the police, fines have been issued to individuals managing the White …

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  • Local contact tracing to begin in Bath & North East Somerset

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    The continued effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 will see the launch of local contact tracing by Bath & North East Somerset Council public protection officers from tomorrow. The council is launching the service to support and complement the …

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  • Further arrests as police investigation into attempt to hold unlicensed music event continues

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      Two people have today been arrested in Fishponds in connection with an investigation into plans to hold an unlicensed music event in Bristol last weekend.  Officers successfully prevented the event from taking place in Oldbury Court, Fishponds, on the …

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  • Fishponds fly-tipper prosecuted for dumping waste in South Glos

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    A woman from Fishponds has been ordered to pay £214 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for dumping waste including used nappies at a site in Winterbourne. Aniela Popescu, 31, of Kimberley Road, was prosecuted by South Gloucestershire Council’s …

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  • Rapid COVID testing offered to the South Gloucestershire community

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    South Gloucestershire residents will be able to get rapid COVID-19 tests from next week as the council extends its community testing. Anyone living or working in South Gloucestershire will be able to get access to the tests, with critical workers …

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  • Police stop rave planned in the Fishponds area and fine 38 people for breaching COVID rules

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    Police successfully prevented a suspected unlicensed music event taking place in the Fishponds area overnight. A 19-year-old man was arrested shortly after 7pm last night on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, in connection with reports that a …

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  • First West of England announces bus service changes from Sunday

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    In response to the introduction of the national lockdown, bus operator First West of England will be adjusting some its services from Sunday 10th January to reflect the reduced customer demand across the region, especially for school, college and university …

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