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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 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 Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

MORE than 35 pupils are suspended from schools in the Bristol area each day, new figures reveal.

Hundreds of students are excluded for assaulting staff, racist abuse and drug and alcohol offences.

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

BRISTOL City Council has been accused of ignoring its own consultation after deciding to push ahead with a showcase bus route for Fishponds, despite ongoing objections.

Work is set to begin on the Fishponds Road route this week, as part of the £78-million Greater Bristol Bus Network project.

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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

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

A LIBERAL Democrat councillor for Southmead has resigned her seat due to ill health.

Councillor Jacqueline Bowles has been suffering from cancer and feels she is no longer able to serve the residents of her ward.

Dr Bowles was elected to the council in June, 2009, taking the sear from the then Labour councillor Peter Hammond.

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