News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Approach roads to close in next phase of Warmley roundabout conversion

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    Work to convert the Wraxall Road roundabout at Warmley into South Gloucestershire’s first throughabout – a roundabout with lanes of traffic through the middle – is set to move into the next phase this month. The £6.9m project has been …

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  • New Oxford vaccine rolled out in Bristol, South Glos & North Somerset

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    The new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being rolled out in local GP-led services today, making it easier to protect care home residents and other vulnerable people against COVID-19. Unlike the Pfizer vaccine, the first to be approved which started being …

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  • Clap for Carers widens the message for Lockdown 3

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    Clap for Carers returns at 8pm tonight under the new name of Clap for Heroes, aiming to lift spirits as the third lockdown gets under way. The idea of clapping and banging pots from doorsteps began as a one-off to …

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  • Bid to identify elderly witness following robbery on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path

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    Police are this week appealing for a specific witness to a robbery on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path to come forward. A 15-year-old boy had his red and silver Giant Boulder mountain bike stolen during a robbery near the …

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  • Back under full lockdown

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    The whole country will be under Tier 5 COVID restrictions from midnight. With the new variant of the virus as much as 70% more transmissible, and the risk of healthcare services being overwhelmed, the Prime Minister tonight said that the …

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  • Two men arrested after teenage boy is stabbed in Fishponds

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    Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in the Fishponds area of Bristol on New Year’s Day. The men, aged 22 and 28, are in custody today after being arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent following …

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  • Historic nuclear bunker to be focal point of new housing development

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    People are being invited to have their say on plans to redevelop the eight-acre government buildings complex in Brislington, which includes Bristol’s Cold War nuclear bunker and the driving test centre The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) based at …

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  • Huge mess left at skate park after NYE party-goers bust curfew

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    Police have condemned the people who defied coronavirus rules to hold a New Year’s Eve party at the skate park in Warmley Forest Park, leaving a terrible mess behind. Rubbish including bottles and nitrous oxide canisters were strewn around and …

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