Local pubs, hotels, flats and cinemas are owned by companies based in tax havens.
Twenty-eight properties owned by Bristol City Council are being leased to companies based in secretive tax havens, an investigation by the Cable reveals.
UPDATE: ‘Seismic victory’ for music venues as government backs new law
Legislation supported by Bristol MPs and music venues now looks certain to help protect the future of the city’s nightlife.
“It’s not just about venues, but the culture of this country”: Fleece owner Chris Sharp
After the #SaveThekla campaign breathed new life into the conversation around protecting Bristol’s nightlife, the Cable spoke to The Fleece’s Chris Sharp, who’s seen it all
Explore and help us investigate the Bristol properties owned offshore
From major hotels and office blocks, to flats and single car parking spaces, hundreds of properties in Bristol are owned through companies based overseas. Most of these companies are based in tax havens, marked by secrecy and opportunities for dodging taxes or hiding the origins of their money.
Becky Romero’s family: “Our children deserve better than this”
Family of teenager failed by Bristol’s mental health service demand more funding for the sector.
NHS land sold off for housing that nurses can’t afford
Public land is being sold to developers – but the vast majority will be unaffordable for key workers.
First step towards planning law to protect nightlife from developments
The legislation that would stop venues being shut down by noise complaints has even received backing from Paul McCartney.
Cultivating futures at the Severn Project
“Being part of the Severn Project I’m part of society. I was detached from society for a long time. A long, long time.”
A few thoughts on 2017, and on to 2018!
We’re laying long term foundations with many lessons learned along the way. Here are some we will take forward into 2018.
The cared-for become carers
Elm Tree Farm is a working farm in Stapleton providing support and training to adults with learning disabilities and autism. Photographer Esther May Campbell spent a year documenting it.
Bristol University urged to tackle underreporting of sexual violence
As more students speak out about their experiences of sexual violence, why are reporting rates so low at Bristol University?
Plans to deport rough sleepers ruled illegal
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.
Opinion: Bristol Pound ‘looks like Monopoly money’, but is quite the opposite
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.