Council plans to work with the government’s Immigration Enforcement to detain and remove European rough sleepers from the UK has been thrown into doubt.
It may not solve everything but it is a great start.
A pioneering project to tackle gender-based violence needs help
The Cable speaks to Bristol Zero Tolerance about how the initiative to eradicate gender-based violence could be saved.
Is it time for our universities to fight back against profiteering publishers?
Universities are being charged millions of pounds for their libraries to access work they donated. Academic publishing has gone from an industry that shares knowledge,...
Calls for Bristol Night Czar to fight for city’s nightlife
Nightclubs and music venues increasingly under threat from new developments, experts say Bristol can take a leaf out of London’s book. Photo: DHP Family
Opinion: Why progressive cities let cyclists run red lights
Knee-jerk reactions are putting lives at risk. It’s time to reform cycling laws based on sound science and not tabloid headlines, argues Simon Oxenham.
‘Science is a public service, and we should be doing it in the public eye’
Professor and TV presenter Alice Roberts speaks with the Cable about her mission to bring science to the people.
‘In Our Hands’: Sowing seeds of change in farming
A new film made in Bristol about the Land Workers’ Alliance showcases producers “taking back control” from the industrial food system.
‘Pollution knows no postcode’ – Cable members in Avonmouth chat dirty industry
We’ve been covering dirty industries in Avonmouth. This month’s meeting saw people from the neighbourhood discuss the issue.
Watch: Mandem don’t cry. Right?
A Bristol based platform offers a unique space for young men of colour. MANDEM is a Bristol based independent online platform for men of colour, spawned through conversations on the lack of diversity in the media.
Another victory for campaigners on Bristol’s slavery legacy as momentum builds
Momentum is building in the struggle for how Edward Colston, and slavery itself, should be remembered in Bristol in 2017.
Bristol nightlife: This is how ravers and residents can live in harmony
With night-time venues under threat and struggling financially, policy-makers are pushing for policies to tackle the housing crisis without ruining Bristol’s beloved nightlife.
Marvin doesn’t want more ‘headlines’: Sacks cabinet members in spat
Marvin Rees’ decision to fire Tory and Green from cabinet leads to criticism of “poor leadership” and “inability to accept criticism”.
Police snooping: a campaign for accountability on surveillance tech
The Cable is co-ordinating a national campaign to prompt a parliamentary inquiry into IMSI-catchers, and to get police to come clean on their use of the technology.
Avonmouth: Controversial industrial plant given green light by Environment Agency
Residents angry after Environment Agency announces at an inquiry it is “satisfied” the incinerator waste plant should be given permit to operate.
Interview: Shackelia Jackson, human rights activist
The Cable spoke to Jamaican activist Shackelia Jackson, who has been campaigning against unlawful police killings after the murder of her brother in 2014.
Bristol’s changing hostels in the age of Brexit
“In the ten years I’ve been working in the Backpackers, I’ve never experienced a situation like this.” Hostel workers on the impact of Brexit.
Uncovering the secret state
The Cable interviews veteran investigative journalist Duncan Campbell about blowing open state surveillance – and being targeted by security services.
Commemorating a pioneering St George author
A small plaque on an unassuming Troopers Hill bench celebrates Victorian author Elizabeth Emra, who wrote about the lives of east Bristol’s poor.
Fate of controversial Avonmouth industrial plant to be decided
Council ‘error’ leaves waste processing plant’s future down to Planning Inquiry.