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Footbridge closed by heavy rain

Heavy rain has led to a footbridge in Keynsham being closed temporarily as a safety precaution.

A recent inspection by engineers of the bridge in the Memorial Park found that the riverbank has eroded.

The council says that, once the water levels have subsided, it will be clear if the structure is damaged and whether any work is needed.

Engineers have found the riverbank has eroded at Memorial Park in Keynsham. Credit: ITV News West Country

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700 new homes for Keynsham get the go-ahead

Plans to build 700 new homes on the former Cadbury site in Keynsham have been given the go ahead by Bath and North East Somerset councillors this evening. That's despite concerns about emergency response times.

It's thought the development could create a thousand jobs.

But the site only has one access point which Avon and Somerset Police fear could lead to congestion.

former Cadbury site at Keynsham Credit: ITV News West Country

Sir Steve Redgrave comes to Keynsham

Sir Steve Redgrave will be in Keynsham today Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Multi-olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave will be in Keynsham this afternoon. He'll be joining youngsters at Wellsay School in playing dodgeball and lacrosse. It's part of a campaign to encourage kids to get involved in a wider range of sport

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Disabled man in court over firearms incident

Simon Tandy from Minsmere Court in Keynsham has appeared before magistrates in connection with a firearms incident. He was shot in the leg during the incident on 7 May.

Mr Tandy has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 11 June.

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