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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.

Features

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.

The Bristol Briefing: Covid-19 rate falls in possible sign that lockdown is working

How Bristol 24/7 publicised Big Tobacco’s push for respectability, before accepting its money

Listen: Hartcliffe born Green Party activist Tony Dyer on south Bristol, class politics and never joining Labour

The corporate giants dominating our care system

Bristol Water is trying to hike your bills and 'tip the scales in investors' favour'

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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.

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Taking a deeper look at the issues affecting Bristol

Investigations

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.

Another private mental health ward for children has closed. Now Bristol has no residential beds.

Revealed: The true story behind the closure of privately-run mental health ward at Priory Bristol

Investigations

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.

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Bristol Unpacked Podcast

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Trinity Centre CEO on fighting for arts and grassroots culture in the time of Covid

Zakiya McKenzie on Black in the green movement and why people shouldn't be so polite

Poet Lawrence Hoo, on decolonising education, and if he's now in the establishment

Extinction Rebellion activist Chloe Naldrett, on getting arrested and where next for XR

Coronavirus in Bristol

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Going behind the headlines on the biggest story of 2020.

Coronavirus in Bristol

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 Covid cases stabilise but hospital admissions still on the rise as lockdown begins

Trade Unions have been called ‘dinosaurs’. Could the looming recession save them from extinction? Local union leader thinks so.

Coronavirus in Bristol

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.