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Labour candidates for Mayor go head-to-head

Marvyn Rees at Bristol's first mayoral election, which was won by George Ferguson Credit: ITV News

Two Labour candidates will go head-to-head this evening as they bid to become the next Mayor of Bristol.

Councillor Mark Bradshaw is hoping to be selected for the mayoral race Credit: ITV News

Councillor Mark Bradshaw and Marvin Rees will address potential voters at Temple Meads station. Labour members will be able to vote in August on who they want to represent their party at next year's Mayoral election.

Mayor backs extension of Make Sunday Special

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson says he wants to see the popular Make Sunday Special scheme extended to other parts of the city. At present part of the city centre is closed to traffic once a month to host entertainment and boost trade

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Mayor Ferguson says "no tanks" to parking protesters

Campaigners fighting plans for new residents-only parking zones around Bristol drove a tank down one of the city's main streets tonight.

The protest was to highlight a petition expressing "no confidence" in Mayor George Ferguson's handling of the scheme.

Mayor Ferguson rejected the groups concerns, which he described as of "no consequence". The petition was debated in tonight's meeting of Full Council but no vote was made and the system is set to continue.

People in Bristol enjoy a car-free Sunday

People enjoying a coffee a Bristol city centre Credit: Bristol City Council
Coming up on Baldwin Street later Credit: Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council has renamed Small Street for today's Make Sundays Special as Deckchair Avenue Credit: Bristol City Council
Make Sundays Special's first dog show Credit: Bristol City Council

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10 things to go and see at Making Sundays Special

The second Make Sundays Special kicks off at 11am. There's events on Baldwin Street, King Street, St Stephen's Street and Castle Park.

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