Poll shows opposition to having a politician oversee the police

Nearly three quarters of voters say they are not comfortable with a politician overseeing policing, according to the Avon and Somerset Police Authority’s (ASPA) poll on Police and Crime Commissioners. The Police Authority asked a series of questions on its website to gauge public opinion for some of the radical proposals outlined in the Government’s ‘Policing in the 21st Century’

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Council to target bogus charity collections

Following reports from concerned residents, trading standards officers at South Gloucestershire Council are working with children’s charity Barnardo’s to stamp out bogus doorstep charity collections. A business, using the name Bernhardos, which is thought to be passing itself off as the children’s charity Barnardo’s, has been posting white plastic collection bags through doors in South Gloucestershire urging residents to donate

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Bristol Fashion Week underway at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

The Mall’s 10th Bristol Fashion Week gets underway today with five days of fashion shows, free style clinics and beauty treats. Features of this year’s event include: 18 catwalk fashion shows previewing the best designer and high street collections at The Mall Great fashion and hair advice from TV fashion stylist Mark Heyes and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton Pre-show refreshments

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