Keep proper journalism alive. It's time to Back the Cable
The Bristol Cable

6 memorable investigations we published this year


Millions of pounds invested in fossil fuels by Bristol University and Avon Pension Fund. Tax haven based companies leasing properties from Bristol City Council. Building developments without any affordable housing.  “Probably carcinogenic” chemicals being sprayed by Bristol City Council. The year in Cable investigations.

1. What links Bristol Green Capital council, Monsanto and probably carcinogenic chemicals?


2. Green Fingers and blind spots



3. The University of Bristol’s millions in fossil fuels… and what we can do about it


4. The offshore companies buying Bristol – courtesy of our council


5.  Making Bristol Housing Unaffordable

03-17-affordablity infographic

6. Apprenticeships: Skilled training or cheap labour?


Read more investigations





Join 2,500 Cable members redefining local media

Your support will help the Cable grow, deepening our connections in the city and investigating the issues that matter most in our communities.

Join now

What makes us different?

Related content

Explainer: How Bristolians are keeping proper journalism alive

If all our members gave £2 more a month, we’d smash our campaign target overnight.

Hiring: Community and Events Organiser

The Bristol Cable is an internationally recognised pioneer in building a new model for journalism. We – 2000 members (and growing) – are changing what local media looks like: in what we produce, how it’s produced, and who owns it.

Edition 16 OUT NOW

Today, we are sending out copies of the magazine out to hundreds of Cable members. To get yours through the post, become a member and pay £3 or more a month. Otherwise, copies will be available for free from hundreds of venues across Bristol within the next week or so.

Why we became Bristol Cable members (and why you should too!)

You can help sustain and grow the UK's only city-wide media co-op! The Bristol Cable makes media which holds power to account, raises up voices that need to be heard, and trains local people in media skills.

The Bristol Cable wins major grant funding

What this exciting grant means for the Cable, how members got us here, and why it’s still all about membership.

Co-op note: investing in what?

Much has been made recently about encouraging investment in Bristol – generally, for big headline-grabbing infrastructure projects. At the Cable we’ll be investing in the city in a different way over 2018, and we’re not talking about an underground network.

Join our newsletter

Get the essential stories you won’t find anywhere else

Subscribe to the Cable newsletter to get our weekly round-up direct to your inbox every Saturday

Join our newsletter

Subscribe to the Cable newsletter

Get our latest stories & essential Bristol news
sent to your inbox every Saturday morning