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22:30 minutes in FRIDAY DRIVE
David Parkes from the BS3 Campus group talks about their visionary bid for government owned South Bristol College on Marksbury Road, Bedminster, which includes plans for affordable housing, a school, doctors’ surgery and spaces for arts and small businesses. While it is presently thriving with local community groups and businesses Bristol City Council want to mothball the site when they terminate Artspace Lifespace's lease in February next year and there are fears that the college will quickly be vandalised and turn into a derelict, unusable site as have so many old council and government sites.
From start - BEFORE THAT
Free Syrian Army give up their fight for control of Syria’s largest city Aleppo after attacking the TV & radio broadcasting centre but attack the airport instead. Foreign Secretary William Hague pledges £5m of British taxpayers’ money to help the Syrian terrorists without actually supplying them with weapons or ammunition. Rupert Murdoch appears at the Olympics as a guest of Conservative mayor of London Boris Johnson and meets up with controversial pro-Murdoch Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
50:30 minutes in AFTER THAT
Operation Market Garden Arnhem veteran Major Tony Hibbert, now in his 90′s, appeals for reinstatement of a courageous but sacked Polish commander, General Stanislaw Sosabowski. Hibbert suggests he was scapegoated for the failure of the Arnhem operation and should, posthumously, have his rank and honour restored by the British Army.
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