News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Extinction Rebellion hold ‘wake’ in Saltford before meeting with MP

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    Extinction Rebellion campaigners held a two-hour silent vigil in Saltford today “as a wake for the dying planet”. The small group of members were dressed in black, some carrying placards and others a coffin. They marched slowly along Wedmore Road …

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  • Hundreds of Wellsway School pupils now self-isolating

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    Hundreds of pupils at Wellsway School in Keynsham are now self-isolating after a confirmed case of coronavirus. Today senior leaders contacted parents in Year 11 to say a child who was in school yesterday had tested positive. Yesterday we reported …

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  • COVID-19 closes Keynsham sixth form

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    Pupils in the sixth form at Wellsway School in Keynsham have been told to self-isolate after a single confirmed case of COVID-19. Tonight the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, sent a letter home to parents advising them …

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  • ASB problems at play park in Warmley

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    Issues with anti-social behaviour (ASB) at the newly refurbished play park in Chiltern Close at Warmley were highlighted at Tuesday’s meeting of Bitton Parish Council. There have been reports of more than 30 youths gathering there and there is graffiti …

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  • New through road begins to take shape

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    Work on creating a new carriageway through the existing Wraxall Road roundabout on the A4174 ring road is now well under way. The scheme to create a fully signal-controlled ‘throughabout’ at the junction to increase capacity and reduce congestion is …

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  • Does Cadbury Heath need another alcohol outlet?

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    A new Cadbury Heath trader is applying for a licence to sell alcohol but the need for it is being called into question. The former Martins newsagents at 54 Newton Road is under new management and called Cadbury Heath Local. …

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  • Tributes as community pub announces closure

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    The Downend Tavern on Downend Road has announced it is closing. The announcement was made on Facebook this week by Irene who runs the pub. She said: “It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I write this …

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  • Avon Fire & Rescue Service hit by coronavirus

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    There have been “resourcing issues” at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after a firefighter tested positive for coronavirus in the wake of a huge blaze involving crews from seven stations.   Firefighters from Kingswood, Avonmouth, Southmead, Temple, Bedminster, Portishead and …

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  • Three men from Fishponds sentenced with two others after officers seize firearms imported from USA

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            From top left clockwise: Busiso Benjamin; Alcot Flemming; Kenville Hall; Rhafeek Morson & Nico Lacroix An international operation led by Avon & Somerset Police has successfully prevented three viable firearms and ammunition from ending up on …

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  • Coronavirus shuts café in Emersons Green

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    A staff member at Avenue Café in Emersons Green has tested positive for COVID-19. The café closed on Saturday and will not reopen until Wednesday 21st October. In a message on their Facebook today the café said: “One of our …

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