For years, the officers immersed themselves with the activists, got stuck into direct actions and even had long term relationships and parented children under false pretences. The shocking revelations continue to come to light in a official inquiry that is on track to be longest ever in British history. Neil talks to Chris about his experiences as an activist and current work researching the activities of the officers, some of which he knew as friends and allies.
‘The city needs to heal’: Cable readers on what should happen now, following the ‘Colston 4’ trial
The future of slave trader Edward Colston’s statue and the space it occupied are still contested in Bristol. We asked what should happen next.
Bristol risks becoming a graveyard of cycling ambition
Promoting safety for cyclists has a positive knock-on effect for health, air pollution and the climate crisis – but without enough political will, funding or decent planning, getting people into the saddle will be an uphill battle.
City Leap launch delayed again
A £1billion venture to speed up Bristol’s decarbonisation has been delayed by a few more months, pushing the total cost of the project to council...
Budget cut proposals face criticism ahead of crucial council vote
Opposition councillors have responded to the Labour administration's plans to fill a £19m hole in the city’s finances. After last year’s election results, the mayor needs cross party support to get his budget approved.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the new sheriff in town, Chief Constable Sarah Crew on crime, protest and if the police can be an “anti-sexist and anti-racist” force
With Bristol likely to continue to be at the forefront of protest as well as other criminal justice issues, time will tell how Crew’s “citizens in uniform” interact with the rest of the city.
MP urges council to stop housing families at Imperial Apartments, as documents reveal concerns over ‘incompetent’ security
Documents seen by the Cable confirm issues reported by residents at the controversial South Bristol apartment block.