Bristol History Podcast: The Pneumatic Institute in Hotwells
At the end of the eighteenth century, ‘pneumatic’ (gas) chemistry was at the forefront of scientific knowledge. In 1799 the remarkable physician Thomas Beddoes opened...
Misunderstood and excluded: How to build mental health services fit for diverse communities
The Cable speaks to Nilaari, Project Zazi and other local practitioners calling for more culturally competent mental health provision for BAME communities.
Meet the Bristol collective putting surplus wealth in the hands of people tackling injustice
In a society where hoarding money and power is the norm, what can be achieved by thinking differently? Bristol Redistro is trying to find out, by encouraging rich individuals to channel their excess into a pool of money that community groups control.
Taking a deeper look at the issues affecting Bristol
Another private mental health ward for children has closed. Now Bristol has no residential beds.
The second ward closure at the Priory Hospital Bristol in two months because of staffing problems has left Bristol temporarily without any residential beds for children. MPs, charities and a parent speak out.
Revealed: Failures in care for man who took his life at private mental health unit
Dominic Vickars was just 25 when he died while at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in Weston-super-Mare, a private hospital part-funded by the NHS. Using evidence from the inquest and accounts from his family, we tell the story of how he was let down.
In this four-part true crime investigation, the Cable unmasks one of Britain’s most elusive crime bosses - the Cornerman, so-called for taking a corner out of every crooked deal that came his way and hurting those who don’t pay up.
Moving On: Racism against Gypsies, Roma & Travellers
In our series on Bristol’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities we examine the big issues facing these communities today and ask: Why, in 2020, do Roma, Gypsies and Travellers still face discrimination and hate crime on a daily basis?
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Inside: Bristol's Private Mental Health Services
Inside: Young and pregnant in a mental health hospital for the first time
A young pregnant woman detained under the Mental Health Act for the first time shares her experience of being sent miles away from home. Both mum and daughter tell their story of navigating through the complex mental health system.
Losing myself: my experiences of psychiatric hospitals
My time in hospitals kept me alive when I was unable to do that myself, but it came with its own set of wounds. Now, I want to be part of changing the system.
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Inside: Private mental health services in Bristol investigated
Frontline workers and families speak out as the Cable investigates why private sector involvement is growing and what impact it’s having on people in Bristol.
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Going behind the headlines on the biggest story of 2020.
'My insight into the Covid-19 testing fiasco in Bristol'
The national Covid-19 test and trace process is failing. But I didn’t realise to what extent until I tried to get my child tested after getting a fever late one Sunday night.
WATCH: Confinement Stories - a snapshot of life in lockdown Bristol
As restrictions ease and life returns slowly to ‘normal,’ this film captures human stories showing a snapshot of what life in lockdown Bristol was like. The Cable teamed up with local filmmakers Paula Romero and Jacobo Garcia to produce this moving audio-visual time capsule.