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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.


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

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.

Ashton Vale town green inquiry delayed

A decision on whether land in Bristol should be made into a village green has been delayed for a year.

The application for the green at Ashton Vale has been submitted to Bristol City Council. Bristol City Football Club want to build a new 30,000 seat stadium there.

An independent inspector overseeing the inquiry met with representatives from both sides of the dispute yesterday.

Having listened to representations about the arrangements for this inquiry, the earliest date identified yesterday for it to re-convene was 7th October 2013.

As this date would mean a further year or more of uncertainty and indecision, the newly-elected Mayor of Bristol has today called publicly on all parties to urgently reconsider the matter, in the public interest, and to come back before the end of this week with fresh proposals to ensure that the inquiry is instead completed early in the New Year.

– Bristol City Council spokesperson

Bristol Council urged to oppose regional pay

Bristol Council Offices on College Green Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Labour councillors will today urge Bristol City Council to oppose regional pay.

They say reducing the pay of more than sixty thousand public sector workers in Bristol could damage the local economy. The New Economics Foundation say regional pay could cost the South West more than twelve thousand jobs.

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