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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Abusive gangster culture at council owned Bristol Waste company says whistleblower Jacqui Probert (58)
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 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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 Warning: Program may contain strong or potentially offensive language, including possible FCC violations.
https://politicsthisweek.wordpress.com/2020/01/22/bcfms-weekly-politics-show-presented-by-tony-gosling-176/
First hour news review: with Green councillor for Redland, Martin Fodor. Election for new Police and Crime Commissioner; some Green policies and difference they have made in Bristol Council; Bristol Energy losses under written by Council; should HS2 be stopped?; PMQs investing in Northern rail infrastructure; First Bus profits increase by almost seven times as Bristol's Labour mayor and Marvin Rees and First's greedy managers take the mickey. First's accounts said its financial performance 'exceeded expectations'; Bristol Waste whistle blower; Bristol Waste street cleaners accused of cocaine use, 'toxic' culture and attacks on woman. 'It was like being in a prisoner of war camp,' says whistle-blower Jacqui Probert - Jacqui Probert, 58, claims she endured years of abuse while working for the waste company and felt “suicidal” by the time she resigned last month. The grandmother-of-five alleges the “toxic” culture at the Hartcliffe Way street cleaning depot included: on-duty cocaine use by a street cleaner who allegedly still works at Bristol Waste - 18 physical assaults against Ms Probert by another employee - around 20 men bullying, verbally abusing and refusing to work with Ms Probert - colleagues spitting on the floor near her and branding her a “snake with t***” and “witch” - “lazy” street cleaners refusing to get out of Bristol Waste vans to clean the city’s streets. - Ms Probert, of Filton, said: “The abuse was constant. It was like being in a prisoner of war camp.” Bristol Waste considering fines over poorly sorted rubbish ; Bristol incinerators and pollution; FlyBe rescued by Tory government – Thangam Debbonaire, Bristol Labour MP, discussing this; Thangham also discussing Brexit and child refugees; Brexit happening next week on 31st – how different will Britain be in a years time? Interview with Liz Hughes, from Avon and Somerset Police, about how police deal with child abuse claims. The paedophiles jailed in Bristol in 2019. We list all the child sex abusers we reported on who were sentenced by judges at Bristol Crown Court last year - PMQs Corbyn – poverty of those in work – and Universal Credit failures - rich not paying enough tax; Bristol City Council’s new budget;  1980s/1990s Today Programme presenter who bemoaned the 'death of journalism in 1990s, Peter Hobday, dies, elbowed out by the BBC; Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC2 dropped; loss of investigative journalist. Victoria Derbyshire's Bafta-winning show to be axed in BBC cuts. Broadcaster needs to make huge savings as it picks up tab for over-75s licence fee. BBC facing backlash over decision to axe Victoria Derbyshire show. Presenter ‘devastated’ by move, which is part of wider changes to be unveiled next week. BBC: Stop The Victoria Derbyshire Show being axed

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