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Creatures great and small, with a side of creationism
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol’s very own Christian-led zoo, sprinkles some unusual messages in among its furry friends. But are these really a good reason to ban your kids from visiting?
Universal credit: trying to sort fact from fiction
Universal Credit, the government’s new benefits system, is being rolled out in Bristol. We speak to three people who have kept a close eye on...
Will Self Interview: Rehab and Bristol’s “nasty” drug problem
After overcoming his own addiction, writer Will Self is back in rehab, this time to help keep it open.
Wellfest: Celebrating results day whatever your results
A-Level results day is here and young people all over Bristol are celebrating, commiserating and considering their options. Wellfest aims to help students celebrate the work they’ve put in this year.
Chandos House: Stories of recovery from Bristol’s last drugs rehab
Chandos House is threatened by closure. Former residents there speak out about how treatment got them clean.
Long read: Two years after Kamil Ahmad’s murder, there is cause for hope and anger
Disabled asylum seekers have faced appalling injustices for too long – action is needed.
W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery: Is Bristol sports media too cosy with the clubs?
The Bristol Cable presents the second episode of W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery podcast – delving into the worlds of sport, politics and business in Bristol.
Bank robbery: the ‘theft of the century’ and a house in Fishponds
Huge international money laundering scandals linked to companies registered at a Bristol address
Addicted Bristol: Life and Death – why we’re running this series
Bristol’s drug problem is threatening lives more than ever. We're launching a series of stories on the people fighting addiction, treating it and pushing for reform.
Revealed: Bristol’s drug services dogged by problems
Bristol’s restructured drug and alcohol services are going “disastrously badly” in places, workers in the sector have told the Cable, fuelling concerns that drug users are being put at risk.
The Cable view: opening the surveillance state through collaboration
Following a Bristol Cable campaign, police forces must release information on mass spy technology
Police forced to reveal info on mass mobile phone spying, following Cable investigation
Privacy International ruling an ‘important victory for government transparency’ after two-year battle.
‘Big difficulties’ expected as universal credit comes to Bristol
As advice agencies and food banks are warning about the impact in Bristol, we'd like to hear your experiences.
Charities call on councils nationwide to follow Bristol on bailiffs
Debt and anti-poverty campaigners react to new debt collection approach in Bristol
The BBC on the breakthrough to #bootoutbailiffs
BBC coverage of the campaign calling on the council to stop using bailiffs, made possible by the Cable and others.
The council is taking on one of the biggest banks in the world
Barclays is facing a huge court battle after Bristol City Council and other local authorities filed a mass legal action against it. Photo: Maxian
Yoga will not fix the NHS stress crisis, staff say
Stressed out staff say they need need system change and leadership support, not resilience training.
Breakthrough: Council takes step towards booting out bailiffs
Thousands of people's lives could be made better, following a Bristol Cable campaign.
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In the 70th year of the NHS, an investigation by the Cable reveals that those who care for the nation are in need of serious attention.
Using muscle to collect debts is as old as money itself. But the Mayor and Bristol City Council must use fairer and more effective ways. It's time to #bootoutbailiffs.
Twenty-eight properties owned by Bristol City Council are being leased to companies based in secretive tax havens, an investigation by the Cable reveals.