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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Aubrey Punter: fireman on the Somerset and Dorset line's last holiday train 50 yrs ago Sept 1966
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 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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https://politicsthisweek.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/bcfms-weekly-politics-show-presented-by-tony-gosling-44/
First hour: News review: with Green party leader and councillor for Southville, Charlie Bolton. Is Marvin Rees speaking out against 1000 council job losses or is he resigned to the cuts? Emergency protest planned against Bristol City Council's 1,000 job cuts - Police detained 260 people under Mental Health Act but most should not have been there - Enter Mrs Marion Little, OBE awarded 24th February 2016, a 61-year-old mother-of-two from Ware, Herts, who's been working on campaigns for the Tories for almost 20 years. It is a perhaps apocryphal story in Tory circles that her party credit card has a spending limit even higher than that of the chief moneyman, Lord Feldman. True or not, Mrs Little appears to have used it to book hundreds of election-time hotel rooms which subsequently went undeclared -The "magic circle" of Westminster needs to be broken and the views of "ordinary people" heard, Jeremy Corbyn has said in the final leadership rally before the ballot papers are sent out - Paul Mason on the knives being sharpened for Owen Smith when Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership contest and the second stage of the Labour coup attempt begins: The sound of Blairite silence, Owen Smith has become the willing dupe of the Labour right - UK terror-law watchdog has given a green light to powers for spy agencies to collect bulk data, David Anderson QC's report means Theresa May can move ahead with her controversial data legislation, but she faces potential opposition in the Lords - Plans to replace Human Rights Act with British Bill of Rights will go ahead, Justice Secretary confirms, The Conservative manifesto pledged to bring in a new 'Bill of Rights' - Private landlords double housing benefit haul to £9.3bn NHF chief executive David Orr said: "It is madness to spend £9bn of taxpayers' money lining the pockets of private landlords rather than investing in affordable homes." - Between December 2014 and December 2015, Avon and Somerset police detained 260 people in police cells under the Mental Health Act 1983, yet three quarters did not present an "unmanageable risk" in a health setting. The Government today announced it has awarded Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust £820,000 to help those in such situations. - Usual dismissive language: Will the travellers be gone from the Downs in time for the 'much more important' Massive Attack gig? - Severn Bridge 50th Anniversary coming soon: The Severn Bridge was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th 1966. The bridge took 3.5 years to complete and cost £8 million. The original toll for cars when the bridge first opened was 12.5p (2s 6d). The company operating the two crossings, Severn Bridge PLC, has seen pre-tax profits rise from £29.4 million in 2014 to £38.8 million in 2015. [that's enough PROFIT to build FIVE Severn bridges every year in 1966 money] - Public may have to help fund Bristol's hopeless and arguably useless Metrobus as talks to find an operator stall - A reminder for those in the bank holiday traffic jams on the M5 said to be the worst in the country this weekend. Interview with former British Rail fireman and driver Aubrey Punter at Midsomer Norton Heritage railway. He was fireman on the last holiday train on the Somerset and Dorset line (The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust) before it was closed as part of the Beeching axe in September 1966.

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