‘Most families find it shameful’ – Finding pride in a community where being gay is taboo

It took over a decade for James to tell his family he was gay. Some Irish Travellers never get the chance to.

The unsolved fire at The Office and the chequered history of a rogue landlord

Five months after the devastating fire at Speedwell’s Strachan and Henshaw building, ‘The Office’ tower is being turned into flats. The Cable investigates former owner Alan Dykes and his run-ins with the law.

Opinion Edition 21

Measles is back, and it’s not just because of anti-vaxxers

Co-op Community

Shaping local media for 2020 at our fifth birthday AGM

Bristol North West Reports

Lib Dem use of data misleading in marginal seat of Bristol North West

Reports General Election 2019

Local Tory MP takes donation from private jet mogul

Reports Fight For Fair Air

Bristol Council votes to ban diesel cars from city centre

Filton And Bradley Stoke Reports

The race is on for Tory held marginal Filton and Bradley Stoke

Features Edition 21

Good money after bad? Bristol Energy’s spiralling losses

Investigations Dark Arts

Avon and Somerset police to be sued over botched art heist investigation


Bristol’s new van policy. What is it, and how will it affect you?

Fight For Fair Air

After delays, council releases plan to clean up toxic air

Reports Ideas And Action Bristol And Beyond

A morning with activists taking direct action against immigration enforcement

Banner Home Page Bristol And Beyond

From St Pauls to Syria: Why this young woman and Kurds in Bristol are struggling for justice from afar

Banner Home Page Opinion

Masculinity and my Black male experience

Banner Home Page Investigations Ice Cream Slavery Case

Revealed: An anti-slavery court order was made against local boss Lopresti. Here’s evidence it may be being breached

Ideas And Action

Breaking the chain of alcoholism

Bristol And Beyond Reports

Activists block Filton arms companies to protest Turkey’s invasion of Syria

Podcast Bristol History Podcast

Bristol History Podcast: Everyday Life in the Early Modern West Country

Fight For Fair Air Interviews

‘If the water was killing hundreds of people every year, there would be an outcry’

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Dark Arts: a true crime series

Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills revealed over three parts in a new Cable true crime series.

Revealed: Patients denied treatment by local NHS

GPs and clinical specialists are worried about patients being turned away because of local NHS policies.

Episode 4: Tattoo parlours, nightclubs and firebombs – how businesses were blackmailed

In the last episode of the Cornerman, the Cable lifts the lid on protection rackets from London to Bristol, revealing how local businesses were forced to pay gangsters for security.