From drugs to Jiu Jitsu
With Filwood Community Centre threatened with closure, Knowle West residents reflect on the neighbourhood’s past, present and future.
Drugs services: commissioning failure after funding cuts
Cuts make Bristol one of a growing number of local authorities who received no bids from service providers.
Putting an end to the drug war and “the reign of terror”
Undercover cop-turned-drug reform activist Neil Woods talks about “the most important social justice issue of our time”.
One hundred years on, Bristol remembers those who refused to kill
Descendants of World War 1 conscientious objectors reclaim their history as a source of pride
“Keeping drugs illegal isn’t protecting people” – Bristol MP
The Bristol Cable spoke to Thangam Debbonaire about her critical views of the government’s Drug Strategy, the need for reform, and concrete solutions.
Conflicting reports over why Tories didn’t meet core city leaders
There’s some confusion over why Tory ministers didn’t show up
Council approves new apprenticeship service
Bristol Council will seek to buck the trend of social immobility, amid concerns for quality behind central government’s targets.
The Bearpit: contested hub of struggles for Bristol
Bristol’s infamous Bearpit has undergone an image change in recent years – but rising homelessness means it’s now a site of conflict between wealthier incomers and some of the city’s most vulnerable people.
Could Bristol become outdoor advertising free?
BBC Points West picks up story reported on by the Bristol Cable.
Subverting the City: the ad takeover
In Bristol and around the world, groups like Brandalism are using subversive tactics to confront outdoor advertising in our everyday life.
“This plan empowers and gives us a stronger voice”
Lawrence Weston’s Neighbourhood Development Plan shows what reclaiming local power can look like.