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A pair of red trousers auctioned for charity after being donated by a mayor famed for his legwear sold for just £51.
Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson is well known for always wearing red trousers, and donated a pair to a local group raising cash for refugees in Calais.
But after eight bidders battled it out on eBay, the trousers were sold for just £51 - the price of a pair of Levi's Standard Fit jeans.
"Whilst this is just a bit of fun, it's for a very serious cause so I'd encourage people to be generous.
In past auctions signed pairs have raised up to £300."
George Ferguson has been caught on video calling a protestor "sick" and "a jerk".
An environmental protestor dressed as a fly confronted the Bristol Mayor about pollution at the Avonmouth Make Sunday Special event.
The free community event is one of several held around the city. The protestor, Ian Robinson, is an Avonmouth resident who campaigns on pollution in the area. He confronted the mayor with accusations of closing public services and diverting money into "bread and circuses".
The mayor told him people were enjoying the event and that he should "just go away".
The mayor has yet to comment on the incident, but tweeted about the event being a success.
Marvin Rees will again be battling George Ferguson in next year's election for Bristol mayor.
Working in public health, Mr Rees ran against George Ferguson in 2012 - and was the current mayor's closest rival, losing by 5% of the vote.
He beat Labour Councillor Mark Bradshaw to the nomination - who was fired from the mayor's cabinet in June. after George Ferguson accused him of playing 'party politics'.
Bristolians will go to the polls to choose their mayor in May 2016.
“I am thrilled to be selected by my friends and peers in the Labour Party as their candidate to be Bristol Mayor, and I would like to thank Mark for a great campaign.
I am passionate about standing up and fighting for the people of Bristol and the things I know we need for this city to thrive. We need to do a different style of politics and to put people’s needs first and foremost in everything we do."
A young Bristol rugby player killed in a suspected 'hit and run' in Clifton was beloved at school and awarded a prize for his contributions when he left, the principal has said.
25-year-old Daniel Hickey attended the Bristol Cathedral Choir School, and later played rugby for the Bristol Saracens.
"Several colleagues here have fond memories of Dan and he was certainly held in high regard as a pupil: when he left in 2008, he was awarded our Becky Westlake Prize for Contributions to the Life of the School.”
22-year-old Tayo Jones from Southville has been charged in connection with Daniel Hickey's death, including causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident. He appeared in court yesterday and has been remanded in custody until a hearing in October.
Two others, a 39-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, were also arrested, and are on bail until September 9.
Another person has been arrested in connection with the death of a young man whose body was found in Clifton last week, after a suspected 'hit-and-run'.
25-year-old Daniel John Hickey, a rugby player from Bristol, died from multiple injuries, and was found by a member of the public outside a pub.
A 22-year-old man went to a police station last night, and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A 39-year-old woman and 29-year-old man have already been arrested for this, and are on bail until September 9.
Tributes have poured in for Daniel Hickey, who played for the Bristol Saracens, and has been described as a "legend" and "a great friend".
Bristol mayor George Ferguson has also offered his condolences.
Here's their Twitter back and forth - will he respond to her call for a commitment?
Yes George.We have the UK's finest aviation heritage..time to invest in its, and our children's, future x https://t.co/2fbyox4Whd
Marvellous..... We'll look forward to the Council making their commitment hurrah xz https://t.co/H2mMCKezjb
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has sacked Assistant Mayor Mark Bradshaw, who has opposed plans to sell off the council's stake in Avonmouth Docks.
Cllr Bradshaw says he received an email last night telling him there was "no longer a place for you in my cabinet".
The pair butted heads on Twitter, with the Mayor saying the sacking was nothing to do with the port, but that Bradshaw was using the cabinet to "play politics".
Ferguson said in a statement that Bradshaw chose to u-turn on the decision to sell the port, while Bradshaw said he had expressed concerns over the sale since discussions began.
Speaking to the Bristol Post, he implied the Mayor wanted to remove him because he hopes to run as Labour's mayoral candidate next year.
Traders along busy Princess Victoria Street in Clifton were left furious when the road closed on Thursday - three days ahead of schedule.
The closure is necessary for work on the Residents Parking Scheme which is set to start in March.
Confusion over when the work was to start and end has ignited anger with shopkeepers who claim their businesses have been affected.
It's a disgrace. The signs said they were going to close the street on the 24th but they went ahead anyway. We've still got the shoppers but no one was aware of what was going on
The Council have since apologised for starting the work so quickly.
Because we had reasonably good weather the contractor got ahead of their works programme, which means we didn't have the Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders in place to close the Princess Victoria Street. Once we became aware of this the road was re-opened and we apologised for any inconvenience caused.
Bristol has become European Green Capital this year.
It's the only UK city ever to have won the award. It's partly about recognising what Bristol's already achieved, but also about making the city even greener.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has a starting budget of ten million pounds for the project.