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August 08 2020 Filton could get a second Greggs and Travelodge

Filton could get a second Greggs and Travelodge

A 24-hour Greggs drive-through and a Travelodge could be built next to McDonald's at the Abbeywood Retail Park... Read More


August 08 2020 Student flats 'will change character of our village’

Student flats 'will change character of our village’

More than 70 Cheswick residents have made strongly-worded complaints to South Glos Council over plans to create a student accommodation block in currently empty retail units... Read More


August 08 2020 Anger as preschool closes for final time - but alternative 'not ready until 2021’

Anger as preschool closes for final time - but alternative 'not ready until 2021’

The chairman of Filton Park Preschool Playgroup has hit out over South Glos Council's role in its closure after 55 years of service to Filton... Read More


August 08 2020 Coming back to life after Lockdown

Coming back to life after Lockdown

Filton businesses are gradually opening up again and Shane Gibson spent a couple of days finding out what the 'new normal' is like and speaking to staff and owners trying to pick up the pieces.. Read More


July 29 2020 Pool gets go-ahead to reopen

Pool gets go-ahead to reopen

All sessions must be pre-booked.. Read More


May 07 2020 Our MP writes ahead of VE Day Anniversary - we must never take freedoms for granted

Our MP writes ahead of VE Day Anniversary - we must never take freedoms for granted

"The war in Europe may have ended 75 years ago this weekend with the German surrender on Luneburg Heath in northern Germany, but we must never forget that it came right to the very heart of our South Gloucestershire and Bristol community.".. Read More


May 07 2020 MP in call to allow churches to reopen for funerals

MP in call to allow churches to reopen for funerals

Bishops have now agreed in principle to a phased approach to lifting restrictions... Read More


May 04 2020 Library service delivering to elderly and vulnerable

Library service delivering to elderly and vulnerable

In the days leading up to the current temporary closure of libraries, many older people expressed deep concern at the loss of books to read whilst in isolation at home. .. Read More


April 30 2020 'Pop-up' waste sites being considered as tips stay closed

'Pop-up' waste sites being considered as tips stay closed

But the Sort It centres in Mangotsfield and Yate will be able to reopen in the coming weeks if the government deems travel to a tip “essential”, according to the local authority. The other two centres at Thornbury and Little Stoke will remain closed for the time being, as safe social distancing is not possible at either site... Read More


April 30 2020 Coronavirus crisis sparks launch of UK's first 'webcam wills' service

Coronavirus crisis sparks launch of UK's first 'webcam wills' service

Elm Wills, which was set up in 2004, has already helped a number of clients via webcam meetings as it converts all face-to-face meetings to digital sessions. .. Read More