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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Wanless report: Kevin Cahill found 127 childrens home child sexual abuse files just for the London area
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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/2018/07/27/bcfms-weekly-politics-show-presented-by-tony-gosling-113/
First hour: news review: with LibDem councillor for Brislington Jos Clarke: We Care and Repair Jos Clark WE Care & Repair helps people over 60 and disabled people of all ages in B&NES, Bristol, Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Sisters of the Church in St Paul's Providing food packages and other support to those in need in and around St Pauls. Food is distributed in the Malcolm X Community Centre three times a week and food vouchers are not needed to receive help. Prime Minister's Questions: Schools are being financially penalised for supporting children with additional needs, David Drew MP tells Theresa May. Schools are being left out-of-pocket if they provide extra support for children with additional needs says Stroud MP David Drew. He’s so concerned about the impact of the National Funding Formula on schools which aim to be inclusive that he raised the issue directly with the Prime Minister on Wednesday. Jos explains that children being assessed for special needs education are being ignored by Bristol City Council's Education department by not opening the emails so the time limit for processing the claims is not triggered! “Don’t cut my future”, “Hey Marvin, hands off SEND funds” and “I have a right to learn” were just some of the messages angry parents had for Bristol City Council. The Bristol mums have taken the council to court over the authority’s £5million cuts to funding for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). They said they did not want other parents to go through what they did, calling the cuts “unlawful” and that it would have a detrimental effect on all children. The court case is the first of its kind in England, with parents all over the country waiting to launch a similar case against their own council. Ahead of the judicial review hearing on Tuesday, July 24, several parents stood outside and chanted for change from the council. Sally Kent, who has a child with special needs, said: “I’ve been through the process of getting an Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), and we were refused an assessment. The Conservative group is warning Marvin Rees against bringing in a blanket “congestion charge” for Bristol. Tory leader Mark Weston has publicly “put down” his group’s opposition to any future prospect of a congestion charge in the city. Bristol is in the process of creating a ‘clean air zone’ plan which may involve charging private drivers of older or highly polluting cars to enter certain parts of the city. In contrast congestion zones involve charging all cars to enter set parts of the city regardless of their efficiency. Mayor of Bristol's annual statement to Full Council and responses from political group leaders. Leaders of Bristol’s opposition parties are calling for clarity on the future of the city’s arena. The Green Party’s Eleanor Combley, the Conservative’s Mark Weston and the Liberal Democrat’s Anthony Negus have penned an open letter to Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees asking him to answer key questions about the timeline and decision making process for the project. It comes after the Labour Mayor postponed making a decision on whether the arena should be built in the city centre or Filton Airfield last month to consider new information. Mr Rees claimed Buckingham Group - the contractors for the city centre Temple Island project - and operators Arena Island Ltd had come forward with new offers for the project during a week-long session of scrutiny meetings in to a ‘value for money’ report on the two sites. Both companies claim the Mayor knew about the offers in December. Mr Rees has said a decision on the use of the land at Temple Island will be made before the middle of August, but has remained tight lipped about his current preference. This secrecy has irritated the opposition groups who believe the gravity of the decision warrants the need for “transparent” and “open” discussions. Changes to Bristol City Council’s constitution have been branded a “shameless power grab” that will “effectively neuter local democracy”. The Labour administration insists that the move will make the democratic process fairer and more transparent, as it effectively gives elected councillors from the ruling party more opportunity to make their voices heard on behalf of their constituents. Under the changes, Labour will increase the number of its backbench councillors taking chair roles in committees and decrease opportunities for opposition parties to put forward ‘golden’ motions for debate – which will reflect the proportionality of the chamber instead of working on rotation. All three opposition groups slammed the “constitutional power grab” as an affront to democracy at a full council meeting on Tuesday, with Tory John Goulandris, councillor for Stoke Bishop, likening the administration to a totalitarian regime. “Bristol is not and never should be a one-party dictatorship,” he argued. 'It's the lying and the triviality I object to.' Interview between John Cleese and Emily Maitlis where the Monty Python star explains why newspapers have driven him to the Caribbean. Kevin Cahill: A BBC Spotlight investigation into the man behind the DUP's record £435,000 donation during the EU referendum has uncovered a trail of illegal activity and foreign money. Richard Cook shipped illegal tyre waste to India in 2009. He presented fake documents to the authorities and left a shipping company with a bill of more than £1m. Prince Charles rued 'monstrous wrongs' against bishop later convicted of abuse. Child abuse inquiry hears prince told Peter Ball in 1995: ‘I wish I could do more’. Prince Charles told the inquiry he had been deceived about Ball’s activities. Prince Charles told Peter Ball “monstrous wrongs” had been done to the disgraced bishop and that he wished he could do more to help, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has heard. The comments came in a letter sent by the Prince of Wales to Ball in February 1995, two years after the former bishop of Gloucester accepted a police caution for gross indecency and resigned his position in the church. The prince also told the inquiry in a six-page statement that he had been deceived over a long period of time “about the true nature” of Ball’s activities, but denied that he had sought to influence the outcome of police investigations. He said he was unsure whether he was told about Ball’s caution until 2009. In 2015, Ball was convicted of sexual offences against 18 young men and sentenced to 32 months in prison. An independent inquiry last year found that senior figures in the Church of England had engaged in collusion and cover-up over the case. Kevin Cahill has discovered the child sexual abuse files but they're closed for 100 years. Whitehall child sex inquiry: the 114 files 'lost’. Home Office admits that it destroyed, lost or could not find 'potentially relevant files' between 1979 and 1999. Kevin found 127 childrens home child sexual abuse files just for the London area. Child sex abuse Wanless report: Files concerning Westminster paedophile ring believed destroyed in last few years. Labour campaign: The next Labour government will build things in Britain that for too long have been built abroad because we have failed to invest. Build it in Britain.

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