News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Utility firm pledges better service to Lyde Green residents

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    Lyde Green Community Association has met with representatives from Leep Utilities, which supplies water to the estate, after a host of complaints and concerns. In Issue 690 (4th August) we reported that a petition had been started on the change.org …

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  • Man charged following burglaries in Kingswood

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    A man has been charged with multiple offences following an arrest by ‘Operation Remedy’ officers on Friday 10th September. On Saturday 11th September Richard Kilbane, 36, of Bishopthorpe Road, Horfield, was charged with two counts of dwelling burglary, theft of …

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  • £2m brownfield regeneration funding for derelict Warmley school site is approved

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    The government has stumped up just over £2m to enable the derelict Grange School site in Warmley to be redeveloped. The funding will be spent on a new access into the site via a bridge over Warmley Brook. Local MP …

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  • Crackdown on lorries flouting one-way system in Hanham

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    Some delivery lorries leaving the car park behind the Co-op in Hanham High Street are flouting the law and putting others at risk by driving the wrong way down a one-way road. The concerns were highlighted by the police at …

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  • New fight for a minor injury unit at Cossham Hospital

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    A new campaign for a minor injury unit at Cossham Hospital in Kingswood has been launched. More than 1,100 people have so far signed a petition highlighting the need as local NHS services are over capacity. The ‘Save Cossham Hospital …

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  • Reject Bristol Airport expansion, urges Metro Mayor

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    Now is not the time to expand Bristol Airport, according to the West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris – as he calls on the leaders of the region’s four local councils to back his stance. The Labour Metro Mayor …

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  • Actor opens Bitton church’s record-breaking fete

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    After a year’s absence, St Mary’s Church Fete returned to Bitton on Saturday with actor Joe Sims performing the official opening. Due to the pandemic it was not possible to stage the event last year although a small number of …

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  • Overnight closures of Ring Road extended by a week

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    Four weeks of overnight road closures at the Wraxall Road Roundabout at Warmley have been extended by another week as its conversion into South Gloucestershire’s first fully signal-controlled throughabout nears completion. The A4174 Ring Road, Tower Lane and Wraxall Road …

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  • Headteacher among 50 objectors to 20-metre high phone mast on A39 at Marksbury

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    Plans to put up a 20-metre 5G phone mast in Marksbury have sparked a wave of objections, including from the headteacher of the village school. CK Hutchison Networks have applied to Bath & North East Somerset Council for permission to …

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  • Cross-party West of England support for Metro Mayor’s call for more government cash for buses

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    The battle to improve the West of England’s bus services has been boosted by cross-party support for the Metro Mayor’s call for more government cash. A letter from Metro Mayor Dan Norris to Baroness Vere, the minister in charge of …

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