News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Investigations continue into road death in Kingswood

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    Police say that a potential witness they wanted to speak to as part of their investigation into the road death of 43-year-old Joanne Denham in Kingswood has come forward. Her body was found on Hill Street at approximately 12.45am on …

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  • ‘Serious failings’ in children’s services in South Gloucestershire

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    A searing report by Ofsted has found “serious and widespread” failings within South Gloucestershire’s children’s services. The judgement, published today, comes after inspectors carried out a month-long review of the services for children in need of help and protection, children …

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  • Man arrested over woman’s death in Kingswood

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    Police have today arrested a man after the body of a 43-year-old woman was found in Hill Street at around 12.45am yesterday. Her injuries were consistent with her being involved in a road traffic collision. Approximately an hour before her …

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  • Death of woman in Kingswood being treated as ‘unexplained’

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    Police are carrying out an investigation into the unexplained death of a woman in Kingswood. A member of the public found the body of a woman in Hill Street, not far from the old Highwayman pub site, at around 12.45am …

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  • Keynsham marina appeal sinks

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    A Government inspector has thrown out the planning appeal for a large leisure marina off Broadmead Lane in Keynsham. The appeal was lodged by Duchy farmer Simon Bendall after Bath & North East Somerset Council turned down the proposal for …

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  • Kings Chase Shopping Centre offers free weekend parking

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    Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood has agreed to let people use its car park for free at weekends for a trial period. It follows concerns that the 10-month closure of the free 230-space car park in Halls Road while …

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  • Keynsham one-way system starts in May

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    The long awaited one-way traffic system on Keynsham High Street will start in May and last for between 12 and 18 months. While repeated requests to B&NES Council for an update over the last month have been met with promises …

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  • Planning bombshell scuppers Warmley nursery’s plans to relocate to Oldland Common

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    Plans by Warmley’s Rocking Horse Day Nursery to relocate to land next to Sir Bernard Lovell Sports Centre in Oldland Common have fallen through. A desperate campaign is now under way to find another home before the nursery is evicted …

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  • Concerns as free Kingswood town centre car park to close for most of the year

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    The free 230-space car park at Halls Road in the centre of Kingswood closes today and will remain shut for most of the year, sparking concerns about the impact on the town centre. Lidl is knocking down the old Co-op store, which …

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  • Masked and armed intruders carry out violent attack on young family in Kingswood

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    Three weapon-wielding masked burglars forced their way into a house on Castle Road in Kingswood and used violence against the homeowners and their young children. The burglary took place at approximately 7.30pm on Monday. The offenders are described as white, …

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