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

More than 100 people turned out to protest against cuts being made by Bristol City Council to a range of services.

A number of groups took part in the gathering outside the Council House ahead of the authority’s monthly meeting on Tuesday night.

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By Linda Tanner / L.Tanner@bepp.co.uk

Celebrated film director Ken Loach joined scores of home care workers in Bristol in their battle to save their jobs.

About 250 staff fear for their future if the city council goes ahead with planned changes to its care service.

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By Liz Webster / e.webster@bepp.co.uk

A SHIREHAMPTON lunch club which has been running for more than 13 years could be facing closure after having its funding cut

Every week a group of 25 pensioners are picked up and taken to The Ridge Community Centre, in Oaktree Court, for lunch and a chat. Many live alone and for some it is the only time they get out of the house.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent and Emily Koch / e.koch@bepp.co.uk

FORTY charities in Bristol are facing cuts of thousands of pounds, a new study has revealed.

The cash-strapped council has reduced funding for dozens of groups, with those affected including elderly and disabled people, community associations and ethnic minorities.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

Bristol’s Liberal Democrats have agreed to a series of concessions to opposition parties in order to keep control of the city council.

Here we look at what they have agreed, and what they haven’t.

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By Sam Rkaina,  Local Government Reporter

NEWLY re-elected city council leader Barbara Janke has pledged to “build on the success of the last two years” and continue to fight for Bristol.

Speaking at Tuesday’s annual council meeting, Mrs Janke said her colleagues would not turn their backs on their responsibilities.

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