Jack Lopresti MP diagnosed with with bowel cancer

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has announced that he has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Prior to the diagnosis, the MP had been in and out of hospital with suspected appendicitis for three months, culminating in a major operation three weeks ago. In a statement issued today, Mr Lopresti said: “I am to have three months chemotherapy. […]

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Two improved Wessex Red bus services launched

Wessex Red’s number 13 and 19 bus services are to be improved from Monday 14 January, serving a wider area with better frequency. The 13 route is being extended from serving the University of the West of England (UWE), Frenchay campus and Bristol City Centre to now include Bradley Stoke. The 19 is being doubled in frequency and re-routed through […]

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Councillors approve action plan to strengthen adult safeguarding system

South Gloucestershire councillors today approved a detailed action plan setting out measures to strengthen the council’s adult safeguarding service following publication of the Winterbourne View Hospital Serious Case Review. The plan builds on the urgent review and improvement action taken when events at Winterbourne View Hospital came to light. It also describes the range of actions that the council will […]

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Board publishes independent report into Winterbourne View abuse scandal

South Gloucestershire’s multi-agency Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) has published an independent Serious Case Review into the events at the Winterbourne View private hospital in Bradley Stoke. The review was commissioned by the SAB following the disclosure last year of the abuse of adults with learning disabilities and autism at the 24-bed private hospital owned and operated by Castlebeck Ltd. Prepared […]

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