Aphra Evans

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

Adblock Bristol demands a ban on fossil fuel advertising

Campaigners are determined that Bristol follows in the footsteps of other councils by ridding the streets of high carbon advertising.

Two men suspected of spiking woman's drink in Pryzm nightclub

Watch: How a new approach to food production can make humans and the planet healthier

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

Bristol has committed to tough green standards for new housing. But old homes are the biggest challenge.

A motion passed by Bristol councillors means new developments will have to adhere to strict power and energy standards, but it leaves existing homes in the cold.

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Battle over Bristol’s strip clubs reignited as licenses renewed for now

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

Watch: How will flooding affect Bristol?

Escape from Hong Kong to Bristol: 3 protestors speak out on police brutality and life in exile

They are keeping the spirit of the pro-democracy protest movement alive - and wondering whether they'll ever go home. Content warning: this video contains some violent scenes.

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol's Covid rate in top 10% in England

The latest Covid picture in the city is mixed. New cases are down 39% since last week, but Bristol’s rate is in the top 10% highest rates in England.

Watch: The Bristol NGO taking plastic pollution to Westminster

This month, the EU banned all single-use plastic while England’s legalisation falls woefully behind. But Bristol-based charity City To Sea is demanding change.

Watch: Final fight over Bristol Airport expansion begins

Amid council infighting and climate inaction, a public inquiry starts on the South West's biggest climate decision. Priyanka Raval speaks to activists and local politicians to try and untangle how the inquiry works and who is throwing their hat into the ring.

Watch: 10 ways Bristol can reach net zero carbon by 2030

Bristol was the first city council to announce a climate emergency, and at the same time pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030. But with fewer than 9 years to go and a mammoth task ahead, what are the key steps that will help the city reach its ambitious target?

Watch: One year since Colston fell

Priyanka Raval speaks to anti-racism campaigners on the year since the Edward Colston statue was toppled, and questions whether the controversy surrounding it helped the movement – or simply unveiled divisions within the city.

Jews in Bristol protest Israel’s violence and oppression in Palestine

British Jews have gathered across the country to call for justice for Palestinians.

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

Prominent advocate for racial justice, Desmond Brown, sets out what the police and next PCC must do to tackle racism, rebuild community trust, and support young people at risk of violent crime, and why you should vote.

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.

Watch: Viral - What's causing mistrust in the Covid-19 vaccine?

Marcus Smith delves into why so many people of different stripes are distrustful of the vaccine in this Cable short documentary

Watch: Early doors - A story of the pubs reopening

In this short film, we follow a pub manager and punters as the pubs emerge from coronavirus lockdown.

Watch: Breaking Bread - A story of communities tackling hunger and food injustice

Bristol groups getting organised to fight hunger, and hoping to build a 'new normal' of sustainable, healthy and affordable food for all.

Watch: After the storm - powerful voices from Bristol on how we should rebuild

"I really hope this crisis has shown that we shouldn't return to normal." Beautiful scenes and moving voices from Bristol on how we should rebuild after the coronavirus storm.

WATCH: Green and Labour Bristol West candidates head to head

Current Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire and Green challenger Carla Denyer made their case to voters. The Conservative and Brexit Party candidates declined to take part.

WATCH: Which way will Kingswood swing?

As voters in ‘The Wood’ gear up for election day, local lad Marcus Smith hits the streets to chat to people about the main issues...

WATCH: Bristol South and bloody Brexit

On the eve of this unpredictable election, Neil Maggs went to Labour-held Bristol South to talk to people about trust in politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit, which divides people.

Watch: the women working on the tools and bucking the trend

Inspiring stories of local women bucking the trend and building successful careers in the trades.

WATCH: Searching the natural world for new antibiotics

Could the deep sea help us fight antibiotic resistance? Sam Williams, Phd student at the University of Bristol’s School of Biochemistry, explains how his work...