Jail for Kestrel Close cannabis grower

A Patchway man who allowed his garage to be turned into a makeshift cannabis factory has been jailed for 15 months at Bristol Crown Court, reports the Evening Post. Paul Townsend, 36, of Kestrel Close, had been arrested after his garage caught fire in September last year. Firefighters attending the blaze alerted the police and Townsend subsequently admitted growing 34

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Record profits for Rolls-Royce in 2011

Rolls-Royce, which makes military aero engines and marine gas turbines at its plant in Patchway, has announced record annual profits of more than £1 billion for 2011. The company’s order book was at peak levels at 31st December 2011, showing £62.2 billion of forward orders, a rise of 5% on its 2010 year-end. John Rishton, Chief Executive, said: “Rolls-Royce performed

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