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By Mike Ribbeck, Business Editor / m.ribbeck@bepp.co.uk

A campaign aimed at helping the ailing high street is being launched in Bristol by the city council.

As reported in the Evening Post around a fifth of shops in Bristol are currently standing empty as the recession continues to bite.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

Bristol councillors have objected to plans to build up to 340 homes on green-belt land near Whitchurch.

The applications, from developer Robert Hitchens, are to build on 32 acres of land bordered by Staunton Lane and Stockwood Lane.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

A BRISTOL city council project that was supposed to save £2.5 million by selling off its office buildings has been condemned as “inadequate and flawed”.

The authority had hoped to cut the number of buildings it uses from 52 to 17 by 2014/15, as part of the four-year, £70-million savings plan.

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The future of Ashton Vale, where a 30,000-seat stadium is planned, will now be decided in court. Political Editor
Ian Onions (i.onions@bepp.co.uk) talked to the former councillor who is leading the challenge.

Nearly a year ago to the day, an independent inspector rocked council leaders and Bristol City football club by recommending that Ashton Vale should be registered as a town green, effectively ruling out plans for a new £92-million stadium. But Alderman Peter Crispin was not surprised.

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By Mike Ribbeck, Business Editor / m.ribbeck@bepp.co.uk

MORE than 120 businesses and local organisations are backing the controversial bendy bus scheme for Bristol.

Five bids for funding for transport schemes in the Bristol area have been lodged with the Government.

As part of the £200 million package a rapid transit system would be created in Bristol.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

Up to 14,000 Bristol homes could be at risk of flooding by the year 2100, causing £66 million worth of damage.

That is according to a report on flood risk by Bristol City Council that aims to find out how bad the problem is now and will become in the future.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor / i.onions@bepp.co.uk

Court papers were expected to be served on Bristol City Council today in the latest twist on the future of Ashton Vale, where a 30,000-seat stadium is planned.

The move means the council’s “split site” town green decision in June will now be subject to a legal challenge.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

A transport campaign group is calling on the government to refuse Bristol City Council  £28 million of funding for the South Bristol Link.

The council submitted its final funding bid for three major transport schemes on Friday, including the £50 million Ashton Vale-to-

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By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent / l.tanner@bepp.co.uk

A review is starting this month to try to improve the way parents are dealt with by Bristol City Council when they apply for primary school places for their children.

Over the past few years, many people have said  problems getting information about admissions have created extra stress at an already  anxious time.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

A BID to force Bristol City Council to rethink its plans to privatise more of its home care service have failed.

Labour councillors proposed a motion at last nights full council meeting calling for the Liberal Democrat run authority to suspend the agreed changes to home care services and have another look at them.

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