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

A graffiti-covered squat which was at the centre of  rioting in Cheltenham Road in April could be converted into three homes.

A planning application has been submitted to Bristol City Council to transform the eyesore Telepathic Heights building into two flats and a maisonette.

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By Dan Evans / d.evans@bepp.co.uk

Hope and opportunity are the keys to solving problems of unrest and gang culture in Bristol, according to Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

The  MP visited St Paul’s on Tuesday as he continued his tour of cities affected by disorder and rioting last week.

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

THE two nights of rioting in Bristol are likely to cost the city hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Shops and businesses are counting the cost of the public disorder which saw vandals and looters take to the streets on Monday and Tuesday night following widespread civil unrest in London.

The bill for replacing burnt-out vehicles, smashed windows, torched bins, damaged buildings and stolen property alone is expected to easily top £70,000.

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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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From Avon and Somerset Police

Life in Bristol has been returning to normal following the scenes of vandalism and disorder on the streets earlier this week.

Bristol has tonight enjoyed a very normal Wednesday night.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

RENEWED calls have been made for an inquiry into the two bank holiday Tesco riots, in light of the third night of violence the city has seen this year.

There were two nights of rioting in the Stokes Croft area in April, initially sparked by the opening of a new Tesco in Cheltenham Road.

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By Ian Onions and Sam Rkaina / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

CITY councillors have condemned the violence and brazen crime that erupted in the city.

Bristol City Council leader Barbara Janke, Labour leader Peter Hammond, Tory leader Peter Abraham and Green Party leader Tess Green spoke with one voice to criticise the disorder.

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