Category Archives: Bristol Evening Post

#gritforbristol

GRIT! It’s the topic of the moment. Chris Hutt’s been at it as has KRS. So The Bristol Blogger thought he’d join the party and do some gritty blogging too. Mainly as today’s Cancer featured a letter on the subject … Continue reading

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"They will not get a brass farthing"

The Steve Norman “come on and take me to court then” story appears in today’s Evening Cancer. A couple of passages are worth further analysis: Police, social services and the watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CSCI) investigated earlier this year … Continue reading

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McNamara: "Come on if yer 'ard enough"

It’s getting just like the old days. Who can forget that fine June of 2005 when our city’s esteemed wig-wearer -in-Chief, Stephen McNamara decided to take action after the Campaign to Save Daycare in Bristol paraded 10ft-high placards through the … Continue reading

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Customer service pants

News is drifting in about how Bristol City Council has gone about CONsulting on their planned closure of most of their customer service points or area housing offices as we used to call them before the loonies took over. Apparently … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol Evening Post, Budget, CONsultants, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics | Tagged , , | There are 16 comments

"Say yes", "say no", say what you like …

Bristol City FC are ratcheting up their pretty blatant efforts to lobby members of Development Control (South and East) Committee in advance of the crucial stadium planning meeting on Wednesday. They’ve even gone and put together a little ad campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol Evening Post, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Local government, Planning, Politics, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , | There are 21 comments

Local media talks otter load-a-bollocks to help wealthy mates

This was a comment posted on Saturday’s ‘Mixed reaction to council backing for new Bristol City stadium bid’ story in the Cancer. It maybe deserves a wider audience as a nice illustration of the kind of tripe they’re printing in … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol Evening Post, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Journalism, Media, Merchant Venturers, Planning, Politics, Southville, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , | There are 5 comments

Supermarkets everywhere but can you find a source?

This weekend’s Cancer ‘EXCLUSIVE‘ by Ian “The Tumour” Onions claiming Stevie Lansdown has ditched his Tesco on Ashton Gate plan in favour of a Sainsburys on Ashton Gate plan asks more questions than it answers. Like where the hell did … Continue reading

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Tesco Ashton Gate Planning Meeting: CANCELLED!!!

The dedicated planning meeting to decide the Tesco Ashton Gate planning application has been cancelled today without explanation. This follows another Lib Dem/council officer fiasco today after Deputy Chief Exec Jon House and his sidekick Alun Owen appeared to take … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend no. 2: sponsorship news

Are times really that tough down at the Counts Louse? Or have the Lib Dems found a new way to fill the party coffers? Because it seems that the space available on the council’s website for the next cabinet meeting … Continue reading

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Senior officer moment

UNISON have been asking some useful questions about senior officers’ fat cat six-figure salaries down at the Counts Louse. Possibly overlooked in the frenzy over Tesco at Ashton Gate and Steve Lansdown’s admission that his £60m stadium, as predicted, is … Continue reading

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