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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Watchdog closes probe into KPMG's fraudulent HBOS audit, Avon & Somerset police at tipping point
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First hour: news review: Bristol's Labour mayor Marvin Rees pulled out of this show at the last minute for the third time. He was meeting with Labour councillors Margaret Hickman (Lawrence Hill), Ruth Pickersgill (Easton), Mhairi Threllfall (Eastville) and Sultan Khan (Eastville) at 17:15 in Easton Community Centre right outside our studio, just before the Bristol and Lawrence Hill Labour party AGM which began at 7pm. Sadly Marvin still couldn't 'pop in' although the opportunity was offered via the councillors. Second Chief Executive this year, Anna Klonowski, resigns from Bristol City Council after Nicola Yates – Bristol's Chief Executive Anna Klonowski departs after February's controversial appointment where procedures weren't followed so mayor Marvin Rees could get his preferred candidate - change in other senior Council staff big pay-offs; Council Tax rebate being abolished for the poorest in Bristol; Bristol Anti-Cuts March – Marvin organised trip to London, cancelling full council meeting, to discuss anti-cuts agenda – but hadn't arranged to see anyone in government, time and public money wasted; Bristol has biggest library closures in country – why so many cuts coming from Marvin now? - Bristol City Council has made £200m cuts in 10 years,  only care and schools will be left funded,  Lib Dem answer to keeping libraries open;  Ahmed Hassan is charged with Parson's Green 'bomb' – clip from eye witness Chris Wildish on 5 Live – Ahmed had multiple police visits over months, and was arrested 2 weeks previous, which US leaked again; Manchester bomber – Libya Islamic Fighting Group worked with British Special Forces from beginning in Libya,  Operation Cyclone and history of Al Qaeda;  speech by Theresa May at UN – close down extremist material on internet - Theresa May warns web giants they have TWO HOURS to remove terrorist material from the net or face huge fines – Global Internet Forum for Counter Terrorism Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have teamed up to fight online terrorism – Bell Pottinger were paid $540m by Pentagon to make videos pretending to be by Al Qaeda, Thatcher PR guru Lord Bell ran a $540m Pentagon false propaganda campaign in Iraq - According to an investigative report, PR firm Bell Pottinger ran a secret campaign in Iraq funded by the US.  Saudi Arabia funding terrorism, dark web, US fighting with Iran to fight ISIS; Port Talbot steel plant to be taken over by ThyssenKrupp – history of ThyssenKrupp including links to Nazis; KPMG, who signed off HBOS bank as fine just before banking crash, has been cleared of misconduct by The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) because  it is no worse than the other auditors;  Paul Moore says auditors need overhaul - Backlash as watchdog closes probe into KPMG's doomed HBOS audit ;  Avon and Somerset police at tipping point over cuts;  PMQs third of parents went without meal to feed kids during holidays.

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