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A residential rehab was once hidden in the busy Haymarket. But the last decade of funding cuts has meant it disappeared, like so many others.

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BAME hospital staff told to use easier-to-pronounce "Western" names", watchdog finds

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Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.

‘It’s like a pain that never goes away’ - Retiring Bristol Flyers basketball player Panos Mayindombe on racism in sport

Panos was 19 when he first experienced racism on the court. More than a decade later, he isn’t sure it’s any better.

West of England Mayor directed business that tried to profit from logging on rainforest island

The company had a shareholding in an offshore company with plans for logging in West Papua, but Norris says he wasn’t involved.

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol's Covid rate in top 10% in England

There have been 2,474 new Covid cases in Bristol in the last week. With restrictions lifted, many are talking about the ‘pingdemic’. As cases rise,...

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the Master of the Merchant Venturers, on whether they are an all powerful elite club, or just charitable business people

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Bristol Energy consultant paid £242k last year

Watch: The Bristol NGO taking plastic pollution to Westminster

Local politicians, unions and organisations reject Government's new 'anti-refugee' immigration law

Improvements at Priory Hospital Bristol after serious issues revealed last year

Gasheads clash over club’s handling of Joey Barton assault charge 

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Revealed: Local services slammed for serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities

In an independent report published today, Sir Stephen Bubb said very little has changed in support for people with learning disabilities since he wrote a report on the Winterbourne View scandal. Families who have been left scarred speak to the Cable.

Revealed: Pornographer mayoral candidate faces assault and 'pimping' allegation

The independent mayoral candidate denies the allegations made by a young woman in an exclusive interview with the Cable

Luke Naish’s family ‘still having to fight’ after ‘uncritical’ inquest into his death

Luke’s Naish’s loved ones say care he received from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership was inadequate, and that his inquest did not deliver justice. They are the third family to criticise the Avon Coroner in recent years, and are now seeking a judicial review.

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Bristol and the Climate Crisis

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Watch: Final fight over Bristol Airport expansion begins

Amid council infighting and climate inaction, a public inquiry starts on the South West's biggest climate decision. Priyanka Raval speaks to activists and local politicians to try and untangle how the inquiry works and who is throwing their hat into the ring.

WECA scraps its climate plan: ‘Not ambitious enough’

Mayors and council leaders were expected to rubber-stamp a progress update at the meeting but instead dropped the plan altogether, deciding to write up a more ambitious one by September.

Watch: 10 ways Bristol can reach net zero carbon by 2030

In the first of a video series on the climate crisis, the Cable looks at why the city needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions...

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Local Elections 2021

Cable editorial: The big story behind Bristol’s local election isn’t who won, but who voted.

The Cable editorial team on what the results mean for our city as the dust settles on the elections.

Bristol Citizens' Agenda: priorities for the local elections

Coronavirus in Bristol

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Going behind the headlines on the biggest story of 2020.

Coronavirus in Bristol

The Bristol Briefing: Covid cases and hospitalisations continue to rise

There is promising news on the vaccine front, but the latest Covid picture in the city isn't a good one.

Full toll of care home deaths in Bristol revealed as regulator finally makes data transparent

Coronavirus in Bristol

‘The end of the mask mandate threatens Bristol’s young and vulnerable’

Masks coming off from ‘freedom day’ is going to restrict people’s movement around the city on Bristol’s buses.

The Bristol Briefing: Covid hospitalisations on the rise before 'Freedom Day'

Bristol Unpacked Podcast

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

Meghan, racism and the Bristol History Commission facing up to the city’s past with Dr Shawn Sobers

Shawn has been at the forefront on conversations on history, race and media in the city.

The ‘war on woke’ and can patriotism be inclusive with St Pauls Carnival director, LaToyah McAllister-Jones

The government has stepped up their so-called ‘war on woke’ in the ongoing contest for Britain’s historical memory. Bristol is at the centre of the debate.

Bristol City FC and the highs and lows of the beautiful game

Big appointments, fan dissent and the trials and tribulations of covering Bristol City FC with Bristol Live’s dedicated club reporter, Gregor MacGregor.

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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.

State Surveillance in Bristol and Beyond

This week I spoke with Colin Thomas and Tim Beasley of the Bristol Radical History Group to discuss the history of state surveillance in their...

The Bristol Blitz

2020 marked the eightieth anniversary of the Bristol Blitz, which saw 77 Nazi air raids on the city, with six major raids taking place in the winter of 1940-41. I spoke with Eugene Byrne of the Bristol Post to discuss the origins of the Blitz and how Bristolians coped with being bombed. We also e...

West Country Counterculture in the 1960s and 70s

Explore 'the artistic, radical and experimental communities that flourished at the time.'

Watch: One year since Colston fell

Priyanka Raval speaks to anti-racism campaigners on the year since the Edward Colston statue was toppled, and questions whether the controversy surrounding it helped the movement – or simply unveiled divisions within the city.

Charities scramble to find homes for 60 homeless people cut loose from Everyone In scheme

Bristol City Council carried on support for Bristol’s homeless during the pandemic, long after the government withdrew funding, but now it’s coming to an end and charities are struggling to plug the gap.

Jews in Bristol protest Israel’s violence and oppression in Palestine

British Jews have gathered across the country to call for justice for Palestinians.