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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

RIOT-HIT residents and businesses in Bristol will be offered help to get back on their feet, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

David Cameron pledged a package of support for homeowners and businesses who have seen their properties destroyed in the carnage, including £30 million of support on top of compensation due under the  Riots Damages Act.

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

If local people want an Integrated Transport Authority for Greater Bristol the government will help them, Mr Cameron said.

The Prime Minister stopped short of openly backing the Evening Post campaign for an ITA – one body that could help bring the area’s transport network into the 21st century – during his visit to the city on Thursday.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamnetary Correspondent

EXPENSES claims for MPs in the Bristol area topped £1million last year, it has been revealed.

But across the country there was a sharp drop in claims as tighter restrictions and fear of a public backlash after the 2009 expenses scandal took hold.

New figures released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), set up in the wake of the scandal, show MPs’ claims from after May’s General Election up until March 31.

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By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent


EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove has given final approval to detailed plans for a new Bristol state secondary school.

Bristol Free School is due to open in September, after a long campaign by parents in the north west of the city.

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