Disruption of care, risky transition periods and dangerous cost-cutting reveal a broken commissioning cycle. However, an alternative is possible.
The UK’s first ever clinical study using MDMA has started in Bristol, in a landmark moment for the use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy.
NHS members’ meeting: Tapping into our membership
We listen to the people of Bristol as well as our members to inform our journalism. This time is was all about the NHS.
Community action around the city
Funding cut, services cancelled, staff laid off, but it’s not all bad news. We look at positive community stories from all corners of Bristol.
Opinion: Bristol’s new phoneboxes could end up spying on you
Councillors should scrutinise plans to introduce phonebox replacements with potentially worrying surveillance capabilities.
Massive response to Bristol councillor’s petition for Windrush-era citizens
Local residents have launched a campaign to protect them from deportation threats.
Watch: An event to tackle the pale, male and stale media
‘Chat, meet, and action’, an event organised by the Cable is forging a new network to tackle the the lack of diversity in media together.
Protesters claim victory in blocking “illegal” eviction
ACORN campaigners have stopped former Bristol City Football Club director from evicting a mother and her three small children from their home.
“I was chased by bailiffs and the council for a debt I never owed”
This man was hounded for 11 months for money he was never required to pay.
Meet the volunteers easing pressure on the NHS
With NHS staff overworked and overstretched, hundreds of volunteers are helping reduce the load.
Revealed: NHS staff in Bristol are being worked until they’re sick with stress
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.
Stillbirth: a grief like no other
A Bristol charity helps families through the death of a baby. But what can we do to reduce the number of such losses?
Ministry of Justice announces crackdown on ‘rogue bailiffs’
Government report puts council tax bailiffs in the spotlight as Cable campaign gathers pace.
Council awards new youth services contracts two months late
After months of delays, Bristol's reduced youth services will finally launch in June.
Revealed: Tory financiers are cashing in on the bailiffs used by the council
The bailiff firm most used by Bristol City Council to collect council tax debts is part-owned by a firm of financiers closely linked to - and major donors of - the Tory party, the Cable can reveal.
National report slams police ‘digital stop and search’ following Cable investigation
Following a Bristol Cable investigation in 2017, charity Privacy International have today published a new report on the technology UK police forces are secretly using to download all the content and data from people’s phones.
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Opinion: Surveillance Britain, nothing to fear? Think again
We need to act fast to defend our civil liberties or, like the frog in the pot, we could too late find ourselves in a very different climate.
‘Low impact’ advertising in parks to be considered despite public opposition
Advertising is likely to be allowed in parks, with the possibility of billboards appearing in the future.
We’re launching a campaign to stop the council setting bailiffs on Bristolians. Here’s why.
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.
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Twenty-eight properties owned by Bristol City Council are being leased to companies based in secretive tax havens, an investigation by the Cable reveals.
The Cable is launching a national campaign calling for police to come clean on IMSI-catchers, and to ban this intrusive technology.
Data suggests racial profiling in 11 major UK cities.