Motorbike stolen in armed robbery on cycle path

A man was threatened with a knife in a motorcross bike robbery in Weston-super-Mare . Two men approached the victim on a cycle path running alongside Marchfields Way on January 7 at about 8.40pm. They threatened him with a knife and one of them punched the victim before they made off with his motocross bike. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. The two offenders fled in the direction of St Ives Road and the Husqvarna before the bike …

Waiting times for Bristol’s A&E departments revealed as NHS faces ‘challenging’ winter

New figures have revealed how long patients waited to be treated at Bristol’s A&E departments during a “challenging” winter for the NHS. The data showed that a quarter of patients in December 2019, exactly 3,071 people in total, waited for more than four hours at A&Es run by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust. That was the trust’s worst performance since comparable monthly figures, obtained from the NHS website, began in June 2015. It was a similar story for the North …

Two Egyptians caught working illegally at a car wash near Bristol city centre

Two Egyptian men were caught working illegally at a car wash in Bristol today (January 20) in an operation by immigration enforcement officers. Bosses of Super Hand Carwash on the busy Bath Road, in Totterdown, now face a fine of up to £40,000 after the firm was given a civil penalty referral notice warning. A Home Office spokesman said they targeted the business along with Avon and Somerset Police following a tip-off. Read More Related Articles He said: “Checks identified …

Neighbours angry about takeaway application ‘should move somewhere nicer’, says site owner

The man behind a planning application for a takeaway says critical neighbours should “move somewhere nicer” than Staple Hill High Street. Some 110 objections have been made to the application for a takeaway on the former site of charity shop PAWS, Bristol Livereported on January 17. The comments expressed concerns over “disgusting” fast food smells in the area and Staple Hill being viewed as a place to “get drunk and grab a kebab on the way home”. Now the applicant …

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