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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

North Somerset MP Liam Fox is fighting for his political life as the row over his best man intensifies.

Prime Minister David Cameron was due to hear the results of an urgent report on Dr Fox’s dealings with Adam Werritty today.
Dr Fox is also due to appear in the House of Commons today in his role as Defence Secretary but could face a grilling from Labour politicians who smell blood.

Last night Dr Fox issued a lengthy statement accepting he had “made a mistake”, apologising to the Prime Minister but stopping short of resignation.
The leader of his local association has told the Evening Post they stand by their man.

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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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Mike Ribbeck, Business Editor / m.ribbeck@bepp.co.uk

 

IT has been one of the worst downturns in living memory but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

That is the view of Jan Ormondroyd – and she should be in a position to know.  With a budget of £1.28 billion and around 16,400 staff to look after, Mrs Ormondroyd should be one of the most high profile members of Bristol’s business community.

 

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

ELECTED mayors are a great idea but it should be up to the people of Bristol if they want one, according to the Prime Minister.

David Cameron said great cities needed great leaders, but stressed a referendum in 2012 would have the final say.

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

THE derelict Royal Mail site by Temple Meads is “not a good advert for Bristol”, according to the Prime Minister.

David Cameron looked around the  land during a visit to the city to promote the government’s new Local Enterprise Zones.

He chose Bristol to confirm the approval of the scheme to encourage economic growth by giving businesses cheaper rates, more relaxed planning rules and fast internet connections.

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By Michael Ribbeck, Business Editor

THE future of four care homes in the Bristol area has been thrown into doubt after the owners went bust.

Care home firm Southern Cross has been fighting for survival for several months but yesterday the company announced it was closing down.

 

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