Monthly Archives: July 2008

EDF off

If you’re over 65 or over, then make sure you get yourself down to the EDF Energy Harbour Festival on Saturday and grab a front row seat for the immensely ordinary Beth Rowley and a host of other stuff you’re … Continue reading

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We’ve had whitewash; we’ve had greenwash; now – courtesy of Bristol’s Cycling Demonstration City initiative – is it time for bikewash? One of the few actual promises we’ve had to accompany the Cycling Demonstration City money the city’s just got … Continue reading

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Dim Prawn's happy hour hypocrisy

“Bristol MP and health minister Dawn Primarolo has spoken of her determination to target happy hours in an attempt to cut the £2.7 billion cost of drink problems to the NHS,” explains tonight’s Evening Cancer. Fine. But how about if … Continue reading

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Elected mayor now!

Come on. It’s time to kick the current bunch of utterly useless, self serving tossers out of the Council House. Some sensible souls have started a petition so we can have a referendum on whether we should have an elected … Continue reading

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Congestion: what they've forgotten to tell you

John Spellar (Warley, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what change there has been in levels of traffic congestion in the 10 largest urban areas of England in the last three years. Rosie Winterton (Minister of State, … Continue reading

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City tales from the golden age …

Jimmy Seed, with his strong County Durham voice and big cigar that filled the manager’s office with blue fumes, took charge at Ashton Gate for a few weeks following his lengthy spell with Charlton. He once let me sit in … Continue reading

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Spot the difference

I see Bristol City Council’s middle management union, UNISON is on strike for the next two days. If anyone notices any change whatsoever because this little lot aren’t at work do let me know …

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Banksy Balls on Sunday

Today’s Mail on Sunday has ‘exposed’ Banksy apparently.

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Overspend watch

Whoops! They’ve done it again! Looks like Bristol City Council have screwed up another capital project. This time it’s the £20m Colston Hall foyer project that’s still ten months from completion. Here’s the relevant bit of the report (pdf) from … Continue reading

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EYLA for Bristol?

The Bristol Blogger’s been following Boris Johnson’s Deputy Mayor fiasco over Ray Lewis – the defrocked priest, liar, fantasist and purveyor of Tory-funded boot camps for black kids – with interest and amusement for a week now. And it must … Continue reading

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