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 BCFM Drivetime 
 interview with former child actor Ben Fellows
 Weekly Program
 Martin Farmer, Martin Summers, George Osborne, Ed Balls, Tony Gosling
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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News review with Labour Councillor for Cadbury Heath, Martin Farmer. Cuts to Cadbury Heath youth centre. Now only open 2 days a week. Chancellor & Bilderberger George Osborne's Autumn Statement delivered in Winter due to 'delays'. George Osborne and shadow chancellor Ed Balls spar in the Commons but Balls founders around making elementary mistakes such as whether the defecit has risen or fallen. Should the banks be nationalised? First ever freeze on benefits at 1% for the next three years. Lloyds and RBS already are nationalised. Ordinary people in Cadbury Heath don't feel connected with manistream political parties. Martin Farmer explains how he tries to connect with people on local issues. 'Sponsor A Scholar' website set up preying on the poor & offering to pay tuition fees of students in exchange for sex & 'escort' work. Fake job adverts put up on government website & used to 'harvest' personal data of jobseekers including passports for 'identity theft'. Again exploiting the poor. ITV documentary 'Richard Madeley Meets The Squatters' on prime time TV last night featuring Bristol squatters group Bham. Rights and wrongs of leaving buildings, particularly offices, empty and of squatting. Life of Hinkley B Nuclear power station near Bridgwater extended by seven years. Questions over whether extending beyond its design life is really safe or just trying to make money compromising safety. Leveson report, is there any chance of any truly 'independent' panel to oversee press regulation in Britain? Will Clifton victim of police & press lies, who was branded a murderer, be on the new 'independent' press complaints panel? Mr Jeffries is currently suing Avon & Somerset police press office for leaking his name to the press. If he wins the individuals involved don't have to pay, the public do. David Hencke is awarded Political Journalist of the Year award this week criticises 'Bonkers Logic of Life Of Brian Leveson'. Ofcom's consumer panel was chosen by corporate headhunters Odgers and not truly representing the public. Will the press regulator be the same? Former child actor Ben Fellows describes systematic abuse of young people in the entertainment industry, being seduced by an older woman with the promise of an audition for Blue Peter, this woman now running a national children's TV channel. Pictures of an advertising shoot circulated to paedophiles and police followed up with a prosecution. Pressure not to complain when sexual advances were made at auditions and punishment when he did complain from his acting school. Sexual abuse rife throughout the entertainment industry but not at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). [audio: 201212071700]

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