Residents in Avonmouth have launched a petition calling for regular tests on air quality round their homes.
It follows complaints of dust and flies coming from industries in the neighbouring port of Bristol.
The city council has agreed to three months' testing of pollution levels.
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There were more than 50 recorded incidents of violent or aggressive behaviour during the Easter holidays.
Great Western Railway has signed a final contract for the development, which could be completed by spring 2020.
As we head through today, Storm Hannah will approach from the west, bringing some wet, then windy weather overnight and during Saturday.