Four recent major applications reveal a picture of profiteering from the housing crisis
Sustainability and transformation plans are the Department of Health’s latest scheme to try to prevent the NHS slamming into the brick wall it’s accelerating towards. But are they going to work?
£12 Million profit not enough for zero-affordable housing developer
The Bristol Post swallows developer’s line on Blackberry Hill development
A victory for housing crisis transparency in Bristol
The council have responded to Cable and community pressure and released documents on controversial developments.
How the ‘housing crisis’ is a crisis of policy, profiteering and politics
Housing development policy is marked by secrecy and misleading definitions. But can it be pushed back?
Breaking: Developers appeal on controversial housing development
Developers will seek to go over the head of local council to push through development
Not business as usual
Bristol’s small and medium-sized business sector is ethnically diverse – but BME-led businesses face barriers to growth and success. Could 2017 be the year when the city finally starts to celebrate its diverse business community instead?
Chasing hard facts in a post-truth world
Depending on your political slant, the year just ended was a time of incredulous horror or a breath of fresh air. A globally turbulent 2016 saw Western societal foundations trembling and – on the surface at least – perceived elites showing cracks.
Revealed: The troubling trickle-down of phone-cracking technology
Avon and Somerset is one of at least 29 UK police forces forensically examining mobile phones. We reveal the powerful technology being targeted at low-level crime, and the serious security breaches it's enabled in the hands of local officers.
The Cable will not decide on press regulation without full co-op consultation
The Cable will not settle a position on press regulation without thorough consultation with members and advisors.
Our 2016 favourites: Cable voices
A couple of the most interesting voices that the Cable has published in 2016.
Our 2016 favourites: Cable news
A few of the Cable’s favourite news articles that we’ve worked on in 2016.
Our 2016 favourites: Cable features
Here’s a selection of the best features the Cable has produced over the last year.
Children’s mental health spending amongst worst in the country
Politicians speak of the need for ‘parity of investment’ in mental health services but this is not the reality for children or young people in...
Councillors strike a blow for transparency regarding housing crisis
Housing developers are not going to be happy
City Hall protest over priority housing for DV survivors
Campaigners claim proposals on priority housing for small percentage of individuals in domestic violence refuges don’t go far enough.
TIGER tackles sexism in Bristol schools
A co-operative is empowering young people to challenge and speak out about gender inequality.
Dear Bristol, let’s have a conversation (and get off the fence)
“We have to be the ones to make the change, now is not the time to be on the fence about things.”