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Workers in Kingswood earn less than living wage

Today is the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the national minimum wage Credit: PA

Nearly half of people on the borders of Bristol earn less than the living wage, according to a survey by the TUC.

Kingswood tops a national list of places where workers are paid less than £7.65 an hour. The survey's been produced to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the minimum wage.

CCTV of knifepoint robbery

Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at a Poundstretcher store in Kingswood in which a cashier was threatened with a knife.

The incident happened at about 2.30pm on Sunday 29 December, when a man went into the store in Halls Road and selected a bar of chocolate.

He went to the counter to pay and when the cashier opened the till he demanded money. He took a quantity of cash from out of the till and left the store on a bicycle.

If you know who this man is, or have any information about the robbery, please call South Gloucestershire CID on the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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Shop fire in Kingswood

Multiple fire crews were called out to tackle a blaze which broke out in a three-storey shop in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, last night.

The fire looks to have started in the ground floor just after 11pm, with smoke filling the flats in the two floors above.

There are no reports of any injuries following the incident. The fire is believed to have been started accidentally.

Road closures were put in place while the crews were tackling the fire, but these have since been reopened.

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