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

A BRISTOL city council project that was supposed to save £2.5 million by selling off its office buildings has been condemned as “inadequate and flawed”.

The authority had hoped to cut the number of buildings it uses from 52 to 17 by 2014/15, as part of the four-year, £70-million savings plan.

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

 

THERE are plenty of people who move from the countryside to the big city – now it would seem otters are following the trend.

Wildlife experts believe Bristol is the largest city to be home to the semi-aquatic mammals after a bevy was discovered living at Harbourside.

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By Marc Rath / m.rath@bepp.co.uk

AN access road could be created for an M32 park and ride – even though Bristol City Council does not know if it will ever get Government funding to build it.

The road will be created off the motorway between junctions 1 and 2 as part of the bendy bus route from Hengrove to Bristol northern fringe, if the Government awards funding to the project in December.

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By John Houseman

THE pension scheme for members of Parliament is too generous, a Bristol MP claims.

Pensions Minister Steve Webb believes members of parliament should be forced to pay higher contributions.

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