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Cable Live x Bristol Transformed – can Apartheid-Free Zones help liberate Palestine?

The panel asks what was the St Paul’s Apartheid-Free Zone – and how can it be a model in today’s fight for Palestinian freedom?

Watchdog finds ‘serious failings’ after concluding council does not know what state its housing is in

Bristol City Council has been called out by a government regulator for not meeting new quality standards, with thousands of repairs and damp and mould cases long overdue for action and many safety check records missing.

‘The only language the university speaks is money’: pro-Palestine students now facing eviction

A possession order brought by Bristol University to evict the protest camp has been rejected - but only until further hearings on 19 July.

Low turnout: why didn’t you vote at the general election?

14 years of Tory rule came to an end last week, but turnout was the lowest in years, so we want to hear from people who didn't vote.

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Listen: the Debrief – raking over a historic set of Bristol general election results

Join sleep-deprived Cable journalists Priyanka Raval and Matty Edwards as they attempt to reflect on a long night of election fever that saw Bristol's first Green MP elected – and senior Tories kicked out around the city's edges.

Historic Bristol general election results see first ever Green MP and Tory wipeout

All seats in and around Bristol were won by Labour, except Bristol Central where the Greens romped to an impressive victory.

LIVE: Bristol general election results, as Greens win Bristol Central and Labour gains seats off Tories

Bristol general election results 2024: Labour will be looking to take seats off the Tories on the edge of Bristol in the general election, while the Greens have their eyes on Bristol Central.

A Labour victory in Bristol East is odds-on, but will a Green surge cut the party’s majority?

Demographic differences in the vast Bristol East constituency, which now includes Easton and Knowle, could mix up the vote.

Cable Live – Bristol Central candidates face tough questions on housing at Shelter hustings

MP hopefuls face a grilling from representatives of Bristol housing charities at the Malcolm X Centre, with host Neil Maggs.

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From audio investigations and Bristol Unpacked to deep-dives into local issues and recordings of live events.

Listen: Area in Focus – will Rees‑Mogg lose to Norris in North East Somerset and Hanham?

Across the Bristol area, people are deciding how they will cast their ballots on 4 July. With polls finding many Conservatives in previously safe areas are vulnerable to losing their seats, is Jacob Rees-Mogg a goner?

Cable Live x Bristol Transformed – Who are the terrorists?

In the second of a short series of talks recorded at Bristol Transformed 2024, Ben Smoke sits down with Narzanin Massoumi and Samir Seddougui to ask: Who are the terrorists?

Cable Live x Bristol Transformed – SpyCops with Tom Fowler

In SpyCops, the first of a short series of talks recorded at Bristol Transformed 2024, Clair Muscat and Tom Fowler discuss police infiltration of activist groups.

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Revealed: Building owner ‘abandons’ leaseholders trapped in unsafe Brislington flats

Orchard House residents took matters into their own hands to force the building owner to carry out remediation works, under powers brought in after the Grenfell tragedy. But as the legal deadline nears, little progress has been made.

Bristol rogue landlord rented out room despite banning order, tenants say

Naomi Knapp was prohibited from renting out her properties to new tenants in 2022, but the Cable has uncovered evidence to suggest she brought in new tenants anyway.

Exclusive: Banned rogue landlord under council investigation for listing properties on Airbnb

Holiday lettings firm removes listings after Cable investigation uncovers evidence showing Naomi Knapp's homes have been available to let on its website, via a third party.

Bristol Unpacked Podcast

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Fascinating and challenging conversations from characters on big topics facing the city and beyond.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Emma Edwards on making local politics less toxic, and whether the Greens are ready for power

Growing support for the Green Party could well see them running the council beyond May's local elections, but are they ready to make the tricky transition from the main local opposition to being in charge?

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Tory leader Mark Weston on how the council has waged ‘war on motorists’ and wasted millions

The councillor of nearly 20 years discusses the Tories' miserable national polling, the millions of pounds of public money wasted by the council, and the cultural divides between Bristol's inner city and suburbs.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Jos Clark on ‘bloody rude’ Marvin, looming Labour thrashing and Lib Dem comeback

The experienced local councillor, who is a strong critic of Marvin Rees and the mayoral system, talks libraries, Bristol's failing bus services and her prediction that Labour will take a kicking after eight years in power.

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‘The most liberating feeling’: how an ADHD diagnosis changed one Bristol business owner’s life

After her own personal journey, Lisa Whitehouse is determined to spread awareness and help others through her work.

‘I didn’t come to the UK for some dream – leaving my country became the only option left’

A Turkish journalist who had to flee her country to escape the repressive government shares what her life in the UK is like as she waits for her asylum claim to be processed.

Cab driver says good character used against him in ‘cruel sting operation’

Police have questions to answer after private-hire taxi driver’s claims of a stitch-up that’s had years-long financial consequences.

VIDEO: What We Want – Meaningful climate action not culture wars

Extinction Rebellion activist Kathy says the Tory government's disgraceful legacy of weaponising action on climate change as part of culture wars.

VIDEO: What We Want – Bristol’s frontline workers reveal their priorities for the next government

We're only a few days away from a general election. In a short video series, frontline workers explain how their sector has fared under the Tories – and what changes they want to see.

Watch: Why you should back the Cable – in 60 seconds

A breakdown of all the things we've managed to achieve for Bristol in almost a decade of reporting.

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Bristol History Podcast

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Bristol History Podcast is dedicated to exploring various aspects of Bristol’s history, hosted by Tom Brothwell. Produced in partnership with the Bristol Cable since April 2018.

Listen: Sabrina, goddess of the River Severn

Nicola Haasz discusses the origin myths of Sabrina, goddess of the River Severn, and the cultural responses the river has elicited through history.

Listen: How hundreds of squatters responded to the housing shortage after the war

Author Eugene Byrne discusses the mass squatting movement in Bristol in the summer of 1946, which saw saw ex-military bases occupied by hundreds of people who found a direct solution to the housing crisis.

Listen: The Bristolian Refugee by Sam Sayer

Your Bristol Life is a new series of five podcasts shining a light on underrepresented aspects of Bristol's history. This BCfm series was made with the Bristol Cable, Bristol History Podcast and In The Dark.