Tight budgets call for imaginative use of money, but the LOBO loan scandal shows why playing the financial markets is a dangerous game for councils.
“A Dafuri man claiming asylum has been trying for two years to bring his wife here. If he can’t afford to even go to court and appeal...
The NHS is on its knees
Our health service is in crisis, but what’s causing it? With such a colossal organisation there is no single answer, just death by a thousand cuts...
Reimagining Cathy: “Lots of people are struggling to pay the rent”
A new play responding to Ken Loach's classic Cathy Come Home is coming to the Trinity Centre. We caught up with writer Ali Taylor to discuss displacement, hidden homelessness and inviting audiences to challenge the system.
The infamous Berkeley affair
Peasants poached for survival, but landowners and the law brought them more misery.
Bringing braille back from the brink
Braille literacy has been in dramatic decline. Yet in Bristol, users and innovators are joining forces to create technology to save it.
A night with Poetic Pilgrimage; The Hip Hop Hijabis. 25.11.16
Conversation and music with Bristol born and bred Muslim Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo, expressing the world as they see it through the art...
A troubled generation? Discussing youth mental health
“I walked into the conference with the cynical belief that the mental health crisis of my generation was inevitable but came away with a clear...
Exclusive: Fracking protections at port not as claimed by former mayor and council
Investigation raises questions over safeguards against future oil and gas exploration.
Police remove documents following Cable investigation
But they’ve been downloaded here… “The longer the policy of denial of existence of these capabilities go on, the worse it is for police, citizens,...
This is about more than wolf-whistling
Attempts to get misogyny classed as a hate crime, as Nottinghamshire Police have done, are being twisted in the mainstream media. Ellie Vowles explains why it’s so important.
Black Lives Matter is an emergent force in the UK
The movement from the US is challenging today’s racism is all its forms, and can be just as relevant on this side of the Atlantic
Revealed: Bristol’s police and mass mobile phone surveillance
Evidence points to Avon and Somerset Constabulary and five other forces having bought devices that can spy on thousands of phones at a time...
In the interests of transparency: a window into the Cable
What is the ‘public interest’? If we were to judge it by the metrics of YouTube views or Facebook page likes, Psy’s Gangnam Style and Shakira would tick the box. Should the Cable publish predictable music videos or vacuous clickbait columns? The Cable media coordinators don't think so.
Bristol Cable’s 2nd Birthday Celebration!
The Cable is turning two years old, and we’d like to invite all members and contributors to join in with our celebration!
A victim of racist abuse turned to me and got me thinking
How to tackle racism in the workplace? A quiet word or public shame? Photo: Andrew Gwozdziwycz
The politics of mental health in Bristol
On Monday, the Freedom of Mind festival kicked off with a panel discussion on Bristol’s mental health services – and what we can do to...
Sex-work offences dramatically decline in Bristol as debate rages
Whilst the debate around criminalisation of sex work rages,there has been a steep decline in sex work related offences recorded by police within Bristol.