News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • HorseWorld appeal following heartless robbery

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    Staff at HorseWorld in Whitchurch are appealing to thieves to show some compassion after a heartless break-in at the weekend. Arriving on Monday morning they discovered that special equipment needed to ease the condition of some of horses had been …

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  • Police appeal for witnesses after accident in Downend leaves cyclist with serious head injuries

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision between a car and a cyclist in Downend yesterday. The incident happened at the junction of Overndale Road and Bromley Heath Road at about 5.45am. The cyclist suffered serious head injuries …

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  • Blazing car damages house

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    A car parked on a driveway in Stoneleigh Drive, Barrs Court, went up in flames this afternoon, also causing damage to the front of the terraced house. Firefighters were called out at 2.43pm to tackle the fire that had engulfed the …

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  • Junior minister role for Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore

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    Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore has joined the Cabinet Office as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. He will be working alongside the newly appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General Ben Gummer. Mr Skidmore had previously been Parliamentary Private …

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  • Conmen target elderly in Kingswood & Fishponds

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    Police are asking for people’s help after three reports of men gaining access to elderly people’s homes in Kingswood and Fishponds by claiming to be from ‘Age Concern’. All three incidents happened between 4pm and 6pm yesterday (Thursday 14th July). …

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  • Cornish brewery buys Warmley-based Bath Ales

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    Warmley-based Bath Ales has been bought by St Austell Brewery.  The deal, which has been completed for an undisclosed amount, includes the brewery, its portfolio of beer brands and its 11-strong pub estate, including the Swan at Swineford. James Staughton, …

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  • Headteacher in custody accused of making indecent images of children and voyeurism

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    The headteacher of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill appeared in court yesterday charged with three counts of making indecent images of children and two counts of voyeurism. Ashley Yates, 45, from Filton, was remanded in custody by Bristol …

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  • Three west councils back Government’s offer of a devolution deal

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      Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils all voted to move forward with the £1 billion devolution deal for the West of England region at meetings last night. Earlier this month, the fourth council making up …

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  • Police break up illegal and dangerous rave on railway

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    Police broke up an overnight illegal rave by the main Bristol to Bath railway line near Newton St Loe which at one point spilled over on to the tracks. Officers say up to 200 people were partying in muddy conditions …

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  • How we voted in the EU Referendum

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    In line with the national result, the people of South Gloucestershire people backed Brexit, while B&NES and Bristol residents voted to remain in the EU. Nationally, with a turnout of just over 72%, 48% voted to Remain, 52% to leave, prompting this morning’s resignation …

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