Bristol filmmaker Michael Jenkins is 'wreaking the best kind of havoc on the city'
A gentle giant of our city, filmmaker Michael Jenkins is quietly yet firmly shaking up the creative industries and giving Bristol’s Black community a stake in their own stories.
Big ideas of what a good 'new normal' could look like after coronavirus
As part of the Cable’s solutions series, we look at some problems facing the city, and ambitious but achievable ways to address them.
Revealed: How Southmead Hospital is coping with Covid-19
Frontline NHS workers speak out about high staff absence, difficulties discharging patients and how the hospital will manage this winter.
Lockdown gave a safety net for Bristol’s hidden homeless... But many remain on the street this time round
Bristol's response to the Everyone In scheme offered a lifeline to people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), but those who have become homeless since the first lockdown haven't had the safety net this time around, despite calls from homelessness charities to provide for rough sleepers.
Watch: "I SEE" a poem to inspire and outrage, by Solomon O.B
“This is a movement, not a moment” : Watch Solomon OB’s performance of his poem “I SEE” written in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer
Watch: Vulnerability, escapism and creativity, my experiences of lockdown as a young Bristolian
Lockdown left young people in the city feeling stranded, dislocated from their usual connections. Here, a young aspiring writer reflects on school, writing and the new sense of self-confidence that grew over those months
Watch: "Britons never, never have been slaves?"
A backtracked BBC decision earlier this year to not sing the words to Rule Britannia at the Proms kicked off the most recent debate about the song and Britain’s past and present.
Taking a deeper look at the issues affecting Bristol
Police intelligence links disappearance of Linda Millard to gangland murders
It is of one of Avon and Somerset’s longest unsolved missing persons cases. But a police intelligence report links the mother’s disappearance to a notorious gangland slaying.
A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger
Avon and Somerset Police persuaded ‘John’ to provide information about criminals he’d grown up with. One officer’s bending of police guidelines has left him living in fear.
Struggle for trans health equality
Over the next few months we will run a short series looking at issues affecting local transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse (trans) communities, driven by people’s lived experiences.
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.
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The Bristol Briefing: spike in Covid-19 cases, anti-lockdown protests and other news from across the city
Welcome to the Cable weekly briefing on coronavirus, and some other goings on in the city - helping you cut through the ‘infodemic’.
Bristol ‘highly likely’ to see Tier 2 Covid restrictions soon, with local NHS now under 'extreme pressure'
Meanwhile both of Bristol’s hospital trusts have declared internal critical incidents amid rising demand and more Covid patients.