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

 

Bristol City Football Club have suffered another blow in their hopes for a new 30,000-seat stadium at Ashton Vale – the future of the site is now expected to be settled in court, which could take weeks if not months to resolve.

The Evening Post can exclusively reveal that an application for a judicial review over Bristol City Council’s “split site” town green decision is expected to be made in the next few days.

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

Elderly and vulnerable people will be expected to take greater responsibility for their own care as part of a Bristol City Council cuts plan.

The council is cutting £240,000 from the £4.1 million it spends each year on supporting voluntary care organisations.

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

England’s biggest free school will open in north west Bristol next month.

On Friday Education Secretary Michael Gove signed a funding agreement with the Bristol Free School Trust for the permanent establishment of the new secondary school.

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

Bristol City Council’s chief executive wants a decision by councillors to increase staff mileage rates changed – because it would cost taxpayers nearly £250,000 a year.

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By Bristol city councillor Tim Kent on the bendy bus schemes

THE choice for Bristol couldn’t be more stark. Condemn another generation of commuters to the misery of rush-hour congestion – and employers to millions of pounds in costs and lost income as the traffic jams lengthen – or join with the city council in seeking a solution.

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

BRISTOL City Council will have to borrow £37 million to help pay for the bendy bus schemes.

It is understood the huge loan will take a quarter of a century to pay off.  The real cost of the city’s bus rapid transit schemes could also be far higher than previously thought because of the interest on that loan.

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

ANOTHER group of residents are hoping to protect an open green space near their homes by applying for the land to be registered as a town green.

The residents on the Thrissels’ estate in Downend are furious that the site next to Frenchay Road has been earmarked for new housing in the city council’s controversial green spaces strategy.

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By Marc Rath / m.rath@bepp.co.uk

A graffiti-covered squat which was at the centre of  rioting in Cheltenham Road in April could be converted into three homes.

A planning application has been submitted to Bristol City Council to transform the eyesore Telepathic Heights building into two flats and a maisonette.

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By Marc Rath / m.rath@bepp.co.uk

Former Bristol Lord Mayor Chris Davies believes tactile paving laid at a busy road junction in the city could pose a danger to blind pedestrians.

The dimpled paving, which normally indicates a safe crossing point for blind and partially-sighted people, has been installed at the junction of St Luke’s Road and York Road in Totterdown.

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

BRISTOL could have its own international music festival that brings A-list stars to the city.

But it will only happen with the support of the city’s businesses, according to one of the organisers of the See No Evil street art project.

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