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All-day free parking on Bristol's historic Durdham Down could be abolished.
It's the latest controversial attempt to cut down on commuters using the city's streets. Mayor George Ferguson has divided opinion with a rapid roll-out of residents' parking zones and now risks further anger by removing the 500 spaces. He insists it's for long-term good of the city.
The push for sponsorship has begun to get Bristol's annual pedal car race on the road. The 24-hour race is in October, but organisers launched the event in Milennium Square yesterday calling for teams to build and race their own pedal car.
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
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson will face a 'no confidence' debate later today over the way he's introduced residents' parking schemes.
Protesters have submitted a petition of more than 5000 signatures, enough to force a council debate.
Seven out of twelve proposed zones have now been approved, but campaigners argue they hit trade and force businesses to move.
Tonight's debate is purely a symbolic gesture, as the city's 70 councillors do not have the power to remove a directly-elected mayor from office.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson is in the running to be selected as the best mayor in the world.
Mr Ferguson, who became the city's first elected mayor 18 months ago, is one of only three mayors from Britain to make it on to a list of contenders from across Europe.
He is competing against London's Boris Johnson and Liverpool's Joe Anderson from Liverpool, along with another 39 other mayors from other European major cities.
Today the Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Shirehampton as part of his tour of the South West.
He spoke to students at the School's breakfast club. He was joined by Bristol Mayor George Ferguson.
Tony Miles, the leader of the campaign group against controversial new parking zones in Bristol, gave us his reaction to news that objections will be considered by planners before any scheme is introduced:
There are signs tonight of a possible breakthrough in the bitter dispute over plans for a residents parking scheme in Bristol.
Mayor George Ferguson wants to introduce the zones across large areas of the city, but has met fierce opposition from traders in the Clifton district who claim their businesses will be finished by the changes.
A meeting between protesters and council planners has just finished, with agreement that objections will be considered before any scheme is introduced.
Our Bristol correspondent Richard Payne has been following this story and looks at the background to the issue:
Campaigners fighting a residents' parking scheme proposed for Clifton in Bristol say they won't give up their battle. They say plans to limit parking to one hour will put off visitors.
Mayor George Ferguson says it would mean more spaces but one trader says it would put him out of business in months.
Newsagent Tony Golledge has concerns about the scheme: