(From Bristol Evening Post)
The gulf between rich and poor in Bristol is a Charles Dickens-style Tale Of Two Cities, the Conservatives have claimed.
There is a "subculture of poverty, deprivation and alienation from society" in some urban areas - even though prosperity is just streets away, the Tories say.
The claim draws on ward-by-ward statistics to highlight the vast social divides across Britain.
They show that in Lawrence Hill around 58 per cent of the population is "income deprived" - families who don't have jobs or incomes from other sources - closely followed by Ashley on 50 per cent and Southmead on 49 per cent.
But in …