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George Ferguson's first budget as Bristol Mayor has been approved.
Councillors supported a £35 million cut in spending and council tax increase of just under 2%. The Mayor admitted his plan had shortcomings but blamed it, in part, on central Government.
Plans for a swimming pool in East Bristol and a recycling centre in the south of the city have been revived.
Bristol City Council is currently debating Mayor George Ferguson's first budget. The Mayor has proposed a 1.99% council tax rise and has recommended the budget to councillors as the result of a 'caring and consensual process'. Watch the live debate on the City Council's website.