Monthly Archives: December 2009

A Christmas Gift For You

More news buried in the depths of Christmas . .. It looks like Bristol City FC have submitted their revised planning application for their new stadium to meet the requirements of the planning committee meeting back in November: The covering … Continue reading

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Tidings of comfort and joy

A city council press release slips out under the cover of the Christmas break. Already flagged by Lib Dem Cabinet Member, Mark Wright, on this blog, we’re being told “Council takes action to safeguard privacy”. Potentially good news then as … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, IT, Lib Dems, Local government, Policing, Politics, Privacy | Tagged , , , | There are 15 comments

Merry fucking Christmas

To all our readers. Pete Seeger:

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Turning the tables on the surveillance society: can we find out what they've been looking at on the internet?

Chris Hutt draws our attention to an “interesting” Freedom of Information request. So can it be done? Can we find out what the great, the good, the powerful – the people that run our lives – are doing on the … Continue reading

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Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, new stadium, World Cup, Sainsburys: the battlelines for 2010

With the city’s World Cup bid accepted earlier this week, now might be a useful time to look at what will be happening at the grassroots as we enter 2010. First thing, the phoney war over Sainsburys at the Gate … Continue reading

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S.106 news

As we finally bid farewell to the Blogger’s favourite piece of public art shite, Victoria Park’s ‘Black Cloud‘, a small snippet of funding information comes our way. The council’s November s. 106 spending update, outlining how cash from developers has … Continue reading

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Jonnie, Jonnie, Jonnie come out, come out from wherever you are …

They say a week’s a long time in politics but it’s a very short time indeed for the Lib Dems’ Planning and Transport supremo, Jon Rogers, to make a complete nob of himself and demonstrate he’s a disempowered old fool … Continue reading

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So who at the Counts Louse earns more than the PM?

December’s Bristolian reveals all … A handy link to the Bristolian is now available on the Blogger’s ‘Bristol sites’ widget along with Bristol 24-7.

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STOP PRESS: Mimosa meltdown!!!!

Strong rumours reverberating on the Blogger’s newswires say that the manager and long-term secretary at Mimosa Healthcare’s ailing Kingsmead Lodge Nursing Home in Shire walked out earlier today this month. (This is what happens when you spend the afternoon at … Continue reading

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The Copenhagen mystery

That pitifully thick Clifton Tory-in-disguise that calls herself the leader of this city, Barbara Janke, gave a pitifully thick explanation for flying to Copenhagen to save the planet by doing her Christmas shopping – along with two colleagues, between them … Continue reading

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