The decade-long battle to get a community centre for Horfield's Manor Farm
Residents of the ‘forgotten estate’ in Horfield welcome the granting of a community centre following a decade of campaigning, but are right to be cynical.
Local mental health trust misses deadline to stop sending people far away from home, data shows
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust still has 30 patients who have been sent to hospitals far away from home, data reveals. Now, mental health charities and organisations are calling for 'urgent action'.
Non-mainstream schools being used as holding ground for Bristol children with special needs, review finds
A review of alternative learning provision was commissioned after failings in Bristol’s SEND services were criticised by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.
Uncovering injustice and wrongdoing
Revealed: Pornographer mayoral candidate faces assault and 'pimping' allegation
The independent mayoral candidate denies the allegations made by a young woman in an exclusive interview with the Cable
Luke Naish’s family ‘still having to fight’ after ‘uncritical’ inquest into his death
Luke’s Naish’s loved ones say care he received from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership was inadequate, and that his inquest did not deliver justice. They are the third family to criticise the Avon Coroner in recent years, and are now seeking a judicial review.
Revealed: The Bristolians 'ripped off' by second hand camper van seller
For years, online rumours have swirled about ‘Bristol Bob’ – a Fishponds-based dealer of Mazda Bongo vans. A Cable investigation found customers left with thousands of pounds of repair costs and seeking legal action after being sold faulty vehicles.
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‘Disability can’t be forgotten in our tackling of the climate crisis’
Emma Geen from Bristol Disability Equality Forum writes about the importance of a ‘just transition’ and community climate action.
Climate impact of Bristol Airport expansion up to six times worse than claimed, says think tank
Research released today by think tank New Economics Foundation, (NEF) claims that the climate impact of Bristol Airport expansion could be up to six times...
Communicating climate change – what can we learn from Covid-19?
There’s a cartoon that’s done the rounds during the pandemic – Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees recently shared it himself – depicting three ocean waves, each...
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Cable editorial: The big story behind Bristol’s local election isn’t who won, but who voted.
The Cable editorial team on what the results mean for our city as the dust settles on the elections.
Coronavirus in BristolRead more
Going behind the headlines on the biggest story of 2020.
‘My family caught Covid in an outbreak at our son’s school. We’re not out of the woods yet.’
There has been a significant number of Covid outbreaks at Bristol schools amid concerns about the Delta variant.
Bristol Uni threatens to set private debt collectors on rent striking students
After a meeting with Rent Strike Bristol, the university has delayed passing on the debt onto private company STA by a month, but are refusing further concessions.
Bristol Unpacked PodcastRead more
Fascinating and challenging conversations from characters on big topics facing the city and beyond.
Meghan, racism and the Bristol History Commission facing up to the city’s past with Dr Shawn Sobers
Shawn has been at the forefront on conversations on history, race and media in the city.
The ‘war on woke’ and can patriotism be inclusive with St Pauls Carnival director, LaToyah McAllister-Jones
The government has stepped up their so-called ‘war on woke’ in the ongoing contest for Britain’s historical memory. Bristol is at the centre of the debate.
Bristol City FC and the highs and lows of the beautiful game
Big appointments, fan dissent and the trials and tribulations of covering Bristol City FC with Bristol Live’s dedicated club reporter, Gregor MacGregor.
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Bristol History Podcast is dedicated to exploring various aspects of Bristol’s history, hosted by Tom Brothwell. Produced in partnership with the Bristol Cable since April 2018.
State Surveillance in Bristol and Beyond
This week I spoke with Colin Thomas and Tim Beasley of the Bristol Radical History Group to discuss the history of state surveillance in their...
The Bristol Blitz
2020 marked the eightieth anniversary of the Bristol Blitz, which saw 77 Nazi air raids on the city, with six major raids taking place in the winter of 1940-41. I spoke with Eugene Byrne of the Bristol Post to discuss the origins of the Blitz and how Bristolians coped with being bombed. We also e...
Watch: WTF is the Metro Mayor and a green revolution?!
In this short documentary, the Cable unpacks what the Metro Mayor is ahead of the election and delves into the much touted 'Green Revolution'. Neil Maggs investigates on a day out in Avonmouth.
Watch: Viral - What's causing mistrust in the Covid-19 vaccine?
Marcus Smith delves into why so many people of different stripes are distrustful of the vaccine in this Cable short documentary