The unsolved fire at The Office and the chequered history of a rogue landlord
Five months after the devastating fire at Speedwell’s Strachan and Henshaw building, ‘The Office’ tower is being turned into flats. The Cable investigates former owner Alan Dykes and his run-ins with the law.
Revealed: An anti-slavery court order was made against local boss Lopresti. Here’s evidence it may be being breached
The ice cream boss was banned from managing staff after an investigation found workers living in slave-like conditions
Exclusive: Council to “urgently” investigate Lopresti landlord business, but ice cream vans untouched for now
Announcement follows the Cable’s investigation and police action into the notorious landlords and businessmen.
Too hot to handle? Help us investigate fire at ‘The Office’ in Speedwell
“It seems the bigger and more dangerous the fire, the less scrutiny it receives." We're calling on readers to share information to help crack the case of the Strachan and Henshaw fire.
Exclusive: Two Bristol activists helping build a new society in Syria
Amidst the rubble of war-torn Northern Syria, two Bristolians follow the footsteps of friend Anna Campbell, who was murdered by Turkish forces, to carry on buildinging a democratic, anti-capitalist and feminist society.
Finally exposed: How Lopresti ice cream boss kept men in slave-like conditions, tenants and families in squalor. But people spoke out.
In a Cable investigation spanning five years, a shocking story has been uncovered.
Ice cream boss Lopresti is slavery risk and banned from business, following Cable exposé
Following Cable investigations, Judge said: “I’m sure that there is a risk that you will commit a human trafficking or slavery offence.”
Episode 4: Tattoo parlours, nightclubs and firebombs – how businesses were blackmailed
In the last episode of the Cornerman, the Cable lifts the lid on protection rackets from London to Bristol, revealing how local businesses were forced to pay gangsters for security.
Episode 3: A disappearance, two murders and a hole in the ground
Two murders and a disappearance: How the Cornerman slipped through the net.
The cornerman cast of characters
Meet the players in a vast criminal network linking Bristol to London.
Episode 2: Bangers and mash, football and boxing
The gangster jailed for drugs and blackmail who courted footballers, boxers and MMA fighters.