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The May local elections saw a raft of changes at the city council. The ruling Liberal Democrats lost their majority, Labour and the Conservatives appointed new – yet familiar – party leaders and  for the first time The Green Party had  more than one councillor. This week Sam Rkaina talks to all four party leaders about their ambitions for their group and the city. Today it’s the Green’s Tess Green.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

Calls are being made to boycott the new park-and-ride service in Brislington after ongoing complaints from frustrated passengers.
So far 330 people have signed a petition against the current performance on the 904, claiming it has been running late and is overcrowded.
The problems have developed since London-based transport operator CT Plus took over from First Bus last month.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

Residents are calling for something to be done about fly-tipping on an “urban oasis” in south Bristol.
The Northern Slopes includes a number of large areas of open space described as the south of the city’s answer to The Downs in Clifton.

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The May local elections saw a raft of changes at the city council. The ruling Liberal Democrats lost their majority, Labour and the Conservatives appointed new – yet familiar – party leaders and  for the first time The Green Party had  more than one councillor. This week Sam Rkaina talks to all four party leaders about their ambitions for their group and the city. Today it’s Conservative Peter Abraham.

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By Matthew George and Heather Pickstock

North Somerset Conservatives have defended their embattled MP Liam Fox as the row surrounding him continues.

The first phase of an internal Government inquiry into his working relationship with his friend Adam Werritty failed to find a “smoking gun” that would have forced him to quit.

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The May local elections saw a raft of changes at the city council. The ruling Liberal Democrats lost their majority, Labour and the Conservatives appointed new – yet familiar – party leaders and  for the first time The Green Party had  more than one councillor. This week Sam Rkaina talks to all four party leaders about their ambitions for their group and the city. Today it’s Labour’s Peter Hammond.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor

Bristol’S ongoing primary schools crisis is due to be debated in Parliament tomorrow, after Bristol East Labour MP Kerry McCarthy won permission for a special debate.
During the debate, Ms McCarthy will urge the Department for Education to treat Bristol as a “special case” by stepping in and providing emergency funding to ease the chronic shortage of places.

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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 Tom Moseley, Parlimanetary Correspondent

This is how Bristol’s new electoral map will look if plans to redraw constituency boundaries are given the go-ahead.

The Boundary Commission for England has announced proposals to redraw constituencies as part of a plan to reduce the number of MPs nationwide from 650 to 600.

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