BRISTOL’S MPs condemned the city’s violence, as the Prime Minister announced that Parliament is being recalled to address the nationwide rioting.
BRISTOL could have its own dedicated television channel by 2013, ministers have confirmed.
The Government has confirmed that the city is one of 65 locations across the country to be considered for the move.Around 380,000 households will be served by the new service, which would initially be found on channel eight on a freeview box.
Bids will be opened to run the channel in the next few months, and broadcasting watchdog Ofcom will decide on an initial batch of 20 to be up and running by 2013.
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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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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.
Posted in Bristol City Council, Education, tagged Barbara Janke, Bristol, Bristol City Council, Bristol Politics, Cuts, Department for Education, Education, Liberal Democrats, Michael Gove, MPs on July 26, 2011| Leave a Comment »
By Linda Tanner, Education Correspondent
A PETITION has been launched by parents to help Bristol City Council persuade the Government to hand over more money to provide new primary schools.
The city has one of the fastest-growing child populations outside London and needs to provide at least 3,000 extra school places by 2014.