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Bristol City Council’s Lib Dem leader Barbara Janke has said sorry for not making clear in an approach to the Government that the shortage of primary school places is affecting the whole of the city.
The apology came in response to a complaint from Labour MP Dawn Primarolo, who accused Mrs Janke of ignoring the problems in south Bristol

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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 Rachel Gardner / r.gardner@bepp.co.uk

Bristol’s Labour and Tory groups have told council leaders they do not approve of plans for new taxes on city businesses to fund its controversial bendy-bus scheme.

Both groups submitted statements to the ruling Liberal Democrat cabinet voicing their disapproval of plans to use the new taxes on businesses to help meet a £42-million shortfall in the scheme.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

BRISTOL desperately needs a powerful elected mayor to sort out its under-performing education and transport systems, a former government minister has said.

Lord Adonis said a Boris Johnson-style figure would rid the city of the “chronic instability” of its leadership, with seven new administrations in ten years.

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

BRISTOL City Council has been criticised for launching its £800,000 website at a time of frontline service cuts.

The authority launched its revamped site on Friday, nine months later than originally planned.

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

BRISTOL has received more than £300,000 from the EU for its work combining energy saving and technology.

The European Commission has given the city council the cash for two projects as part of its “Smart City” programme.

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