Alon Aviram

Alon Aviram

Reports

Seven months on from deadly Avonmouth explosion, no news from company or authorities

As official enquiries continue, Wessex Water’s own internal company investigation will reportedly be completed in two weeks. It is not expected to be made public.

Prominent advocate for racial justice speaks out ahead of crucial Police and Crime Commissioner election

Revealed: Pornographer mayoral candidate faces assault and 'pimping' allegation

Film

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.

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The property boss behind empty buildings 'blighting' Bristol’s high streets

Interviews

Retired riot cop breaks rank to say Police and Crime Bill must be stopped

Debunked: Expired MOT does not prove police vehicle fires were ‘staged’

Ever since a police van and car were set alight during disturbances in Bristol, false claims have circulated on social media that the vehicles’ expired MOTs prove that the events were ‘staged’.

Police and Mayor ‘decided collectively’ to clear sit-down protest on College Green

In a candid radio interview with the Bristol Police Area Commander this morning, it was disclosed that police decided collectively with the Mayor to clear...

Watch: Police forcefully break up Police and Crime Bill sit-down protest followed by major clashes

Around 1,000 defied Covid-19 restrictions to attend the third protest against the Police and Crime Bill in the space of a week.

Police violently shut down peaceful sit down occupation of College Green

The protest was peaceful before police arrived, with participants sitting down listening to speeches and singing.

Watch: How the Police and Crime Bill riot in Bristol unfolded

Bristol is reeling after some of the most serious clashes between protestors and police seen in Britain for years.

From Russia with oil: Bristol’s Soviet spy saga

It may read like a John le Carré novel, but a Bristol Soviet spy story detailed in a bundle of security services documents was no work of fiction.

The working class academic fighting to overturn wrongful convictions

He once called budding defence barrister and future labour leader, Keir Starmer, a “numpty” and hasn’t calmed down since

Amazon agency warehouse workers allege being underpaid and shifts cancelled last minute

Two major employment agencies contracted by Amazon for warehouse work accused of underpayments and zero hour contracts, breaching Amazon's own company policies.

The Avonmouth explosion was horrific. But it wasn’t unprecedented.

The business of recycling sewage into fertiliser, and the wider wastewater treatment industry, have been chequered by explosions and industrial accidents

How plans to make Avonmouth a Brexit tax haven could open doors to crime

The government claims freeports – onshore free trade zones, one of which could be coming to Bristol port – can turbocharge Britain’s post-EU economy. Experts say they enable money laundering, tax-evasion and smuggling.

Caught on camera: suspected surveillance of man who complained of police corruption

Exclusively obtained police report and CCTV suggests Special Branch may have played a part in the surveillance of a former police informant.

How Bristol 24/7 publicised Big Tobacco’s push for respectability, before accepting its money

Local magazine and news website’s £25,000 grant from Philip Morris followed a string of articles referencing its new heated tobacco products.

Black and ethnic minority people more likely to face cannabis prosecution in Bristol, data shows

‘No excuse’ for ethnic disparities say police, as overall prosecutions for Class B drug rise despite local diversion programme

Police intelligence links disappearance of Linda Millard to gangland murders

It is of one of Avon and Somerset’s longest unsolved missing persons cases. But a police intelligence report links the mother’s disappearance to a notorious gangland slaying.

A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger

Avon and Somerset Police persuaded ‘John’ to provide information about criminals he’d grown up with. One officer’s bending of police guidelines has left him living in fear.

The Bristol property secretly owned by the controversial governor of the Bank of Lebanon

Investigation finds that Lebanon's Governor siphoned millions abroad, including into Bristol.

Third mysterious fire in two years at Strachan & Henshaw, ‘The Office’, building

The fire which broke out on the ground floor is being treated as deliberate. It follows a blackmail attempt on the landlord and a separate, violent assault on the ex-landlord.

Bristol prisoner dies while awaiting trial during coronavirus lockdown

Lawyers and campaigners are calling on the government to “show political courage and rapidly reduce the prison population to save lives”.