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Coffee poured over Bristol Mayor's head at book fair

Bristol mayor George Ferguson had a cup of coffee poured over him at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair at the Trinity Centre.

Mr Ferguson tweeted about about in incident yesterday. He said he had been "roughed up" but it was '"all in a day's work".


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How almost £400,000 will make Bristol cycling safer

Nearly £400,000 is to be spent on trying to make cycling in Bristol safer. The numbers of people using two wheels in the city has doubled in the last decade, but injuries have risen, too.

Mayor George Ferguson arrived in office pledging to tackle Bristol's transport problems and has revealed to ITV News a controversial congestion charge may be one solution.

Mayor to look again at cutting city’s PCSOs

It's hoped cutting PSCO funding will contribute to a saving of £540,000 next year Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Mayor of Bristol says he will look again at plans to cut funding to PCSOs.

Following a meeting with Sue Mountstevens, Avon and Somerset Police andCrime Commissioner, he said:

"She has made a strong case today, which I shall carefully reflect on.

I am conscious though that Bristol City Council’s spending on PCSOs is completely out of kilter with other regional capital cities, with Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Birmingham City Councils not funding any, and Sheffield currently funding just ten.

These other cities have their PCSOs paid for by the police, not the local authority.

Mr Fergusson suggested making the cuts in a bid to help save £35 million for Bristol City Council and £7 million for Avon and Somerset Police.