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A survey has shown that Bristol City Council is the second highest user in the country of so-called 'gagging orders' on staff.

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Ferguson's budget approved

George Ferguson was elected as Bristol's first Mayor in November.
George Ferguson was elected as Bristol's first Mayor in November. Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

George Ferguson's first budget as Bristol Mayor has been approved.

Councillors supported a £35 million cut in spending and council tax increase of just under 2%. The Mayor admitted his plan had shortcomings but blamed it, in part, on central Government.

Plans for a swimming pool in East Bristol and a recycling centre in the south of the city have been revived.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

This Sunday is Holocaust Memorial Day, when people around the country will be invited to remember those who were killed in acts of genocide.

To mark the event, Bristol City Council has launched a series of workshops to bring communities together and ask what we've learned from the past.

More information on the events can be found on this website:

http://www.bristol.gov.uk/press/leisure-and-culture/speak-speak-out-holocaust-memorial-day-m-shed

Bristol Rugby to stay at Memorial Stadium for at least one season

Following the announcement that Councillors voted to approve Sainsbury's plans to redevelop the Memorial Stadium site, Bristol Rugby say they will be staying at the stadium for next season.

Bristol Rugby have agreed terms to remain at the Memorial Stadium for the 2013/14 campaign.

The Club will then consider their long-term options over the duration of next season.

– Bristol Rugby

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D-Day for Rovers' stadium plans: full report

A decision on whether a giant supermarket can be built at the home of Bristol Rovers is expected later this evening. It's crucial to the football club's intended move to a new ground in South Gloucestershire.

Sainsburys applied to redevelop the Memorial Stadium- which has been recommended for approval. But, as Richard Payne reports, there's significant objection:

Tonight's the night for Bristol Rovers

Bristol City Council will decide Bristol Rovers' fate this evening Credit: ITV WEST

Bristol City Council will decide tonight whether to allow a Sainsbury's store and over 60 homes to be built on the site of the Memorial Stadium.

Bristol Rovers want to demolish it and build a new ground in South Gloucestershire. The plans have been recommended for approval.

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