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 George Ferguson selling off council houses at time when the city is in desperate need of social housing
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This week we hear from Steve Norman and Anthony Palmer who have been occupying a former Council House in Avonmouth which has been sold off over their heads. Anthony believes he's served his country in the army and in civvy street work paid his taxes too so now he's fallen on hard times the accommodation he's been offered with his young son by the council is not clean or adequate. Nevertheless the company providing this housing to the council is overcharging and the boss drives an expensive sports car. Steve is incensed at the mayor George Ferguson selling off council houses at time when the city is in desperate need of social housing with between 15 and 20 thousand people on the housing register and a four-fold increase in Bristol's street homeless over the last two or three years. We hear about the recent pay increase of Bristol's Director of Housing Nick Hooper too who has been rewarded for failure by Bristol City Council's Chief Executive Nicola Yates with a salary now approaching £100,000.
Second instalment of an exclusive Dialect interview with former ITV executive, screenwriter and author Barry Wynne who begins by looking at the modern attitude of the West to Russia then goes on to describe being nearly killed by a Nazi V2 ballistic missile during the second world war. Barry went on to play a senior role in one of Britain's first ITV companies with the franchise for London, ABC Television which produces such memorable programmes as Armchair Theatre and a cult series called The Avengers with Patrick McNee, Honor Blackman and Diana Rigg.

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