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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Weekly Program
 Tom Baldwin
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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BBC Strike on Monday, Father of the Chapel at BBC Bristol Matthew Hill explains why the National Union of Journalists have withdrawn their labour. BBC have a history of blacklisting employees in collaboration with MI5 in the 1980s 'Christmas Tree Files' episode. Deadlier than 7/7? Officers swoop on three Islamic extremists Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid, and Ashik Ali who are supposed to have masterminded a suicide bomb plot “bigger than 7/7”, but were their plea bargains in this case and was there an element of entrapment as in so-called US terror plots set up by the FBI? 'Helping MI5 ruined my life': Man whose house was used as spy base in airliner 'liquid bomb plot' sues Met for wrongful arrest. Constantinos Alexandrou gave up his home to MI5 - a move he claims cost him his relationship. The justice and security bill is 'a chilling affront to British justice'. Secret courts being pushed by Ken Clarke, should have no place within our judicial system. Mayor's plea for Bristolians to come together to save money on electricity bills. Bristol Switch and Save is a new not-for-profit collective buying scheme where residents and small businesses on a domestic tariff can join together to get a better deal: visit Families can be better off on benefits than in work, says Bristol City Council-run advice line. The Family Information Service, based in Easton, is designed to provide statutory advice to parents on everything from child minding regulation to finding play groups, but manager Wendy Jackson said that most of the advice given now relates to the affordability of child care provision. Advisor Jessica Kelly, who specialises in giving young mums this sort of sensitive financial advice, said the team never directly encourage parents not return to work. But she added: "There can be situations where, if a person took a job for just a few hours per week they could end up being financially worse-off than being on benefits. Bristol has highest child poverty figures in south west. A quarter of all children in Bristol live in poverty, a new report claims. When given by constituency Bristol South has an even higher level of deprivation, with 29 per cent of children living in poverty. UN official alarmed by rise of food banks in UK. Britons' reliance on handouts could represent human rights abuse says Olivier de Schutter, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. “The right to an adequate diet is required under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (IESCR),” Mr de Schutter told The Independent. “Governments have a responsibility in ensuring adequate diets.” Nottingham Costa Worker picked from 1,700 applicants for just eight jobs at new coffee shop Just 3 of the jobs - with wages from £5.40 to £10-an-hour - were full-time Some rejected applicants had more than 15 years experience in retail More than 1,700 job hunters applied for just eight vacancies at a new cafe it emerged today - highlighting the extent of the employment crisis across Britain. So where did it come from? The answer is simple. The bill is the idea of the very people it will most benefit – the intelligence services, civil servants and government ministers – which is why they are lobbying like hell for it. Amnesty International, JUSTICE, Liberty and Reprieve say Secret courts threat graver than ever after government overturns Lords amendments to Justice & Security Bill Tory MP Andrew Tyrie warns that government is in danger of 'closing down access to the truth' Ken Clarke, the minister without portfolio in charge of the legislation. Anger over £1m pay deals for rail bosses as fares keep going up Information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed executives at Go-Ahead, FirstGroup and Network Rail were getting deals worth more than £1m when assorted bonuses and other benefits were taken into account. Meanwhile, a passenger satisfaction survey published today by consumer magazine Which? shows that more than half of the companies running Britain's train network were given scores of less than 50 per cent. The research showed that only 22 per cent of train users felt the service they received was improving, despite rising ticket prices. It was revealed last month that ScotRail boss Stephen Montgomery received a £54,000 pay rise, taking his salary up to £333,000 in 2012. The company is owned by FirstGroup, where chief executive Tim O’Toole was paid £846,000 last year, plus a £134,000 pension contribution and £75,000 as benefits in kind. Accounts showed that, in the year ending March 2012, FirstGroup made an operating profit of £110.5m on its UK rail business. The FirstGroup chief executive's remuneration package was worth more than £1m last year. The American executive left a lucrative job with London Underground – where he earned the CBE for his response to the London 7/7 bombings – to join FirstGroup.

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