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'I was pretty scared so I was just in a ball': Protesters speak out about police violence

We talk to protesters who say they were brutally attacked by police at the recent protests against the Police and Crime Bill.

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

Police violently shut down peaceful sit down occupation of College Green

City

Bristol becomes first UK city to ban ads for junk food, payday loans and gambling

Campaigners want the council to go further, and ban ads for ‘climate wrecking products’ like cars and airlines.

City

Bedminster’s East Street is changing, but who will benefit?

Coronavirus in Bristol

These furloughed pub staff are providing fresh food and hope to families in need

‘Bone numbingly tired’: The exhausting reality of Long-Covid

Jane is still ill more than eight months after contracting coronavirus. But research is shedding light on what Long-Covid is.

Lockdown gave a safety net for Bristol’s hidden homeless... But many remain on the street this time round

Bristol's response to the Everyone In scheme offered a lifeline to people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), but those who have become homeless since the first lockdown haven't had the safety net this time around, despite calls from homelessness charities to provide for rough sleepers.

‘You need to see yourself’: tackling the national curriculum’s overwhelming whiteness

“Put yourself into their shoes for a moment.” Aisha Thomas, the assistant principal at City Academy in Easton, is explaining how the national curriculum is...

'Why we must challenge media narratives of Travellers'

A Cable member recently cancelled their membership because we write about inequalities faced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers instead of where the latest unauthorised encampment is. Here’s why we do that.

Bristol nurseries ‘are being asked to run a bankruptcy model’ during coronavirus

We talk to a nursery manager about the financial impact of coronavirus and the future of early years provision in Bristol.

An ode to Bristol's boozers before coronavirus

Colin Moody takes a loving look at Bristol's beloved pubs, in this pre-coronavirus photoessay.

Bristol Dry Gin: ‘You can always issue an apology in the local paper…’

Micro distillery Bristol Dry Gin have had a huge backlash for using George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter protests to market their new gin. We talk to a pub landlord about why they won’t be stocking their products.

Time to stop clapping for Bristol's NHS workers?

As we reach the 11th week of the NHS clap, some Cable members say it’s time to change it up, to demand for PPE for frontline staff, or a minute’s silence for the dead.

You can’t stay home and safe when you’re sleeping rough

As Bristol Homelessness Action week comes to a close, we find out why people are still on the street almost two months after lockdown started. And ask: How might the pandemic change Bristol’s homelessness provision for the better?

Where are my patients? GP speaks out about non-covid-19 health problems

A Bristol GP shares her concerns that the drop in patients calling the surgery during coronavirus could lead to more serious illnesses down the line.

Bristol GP says we’re in 'the calm before a terrible storm'

Coronavirus testing delays, a lack of protective equipment, and the stress of people flouting lockdown restrictions are troubling this Bristol GP.

Rough sleepers of Bristol and the search for a safe place amid coronavirus

Bristol City Council is trying to find 450 rooms to house everyone rough sleeping and in temporary accommodation so they can self-isolate during coronavirus.

Bristol: A city of solutions

There’s already so much great work being done across the city to find solutions. Here’s just a few ...

"A woman was denied emergency contraception at Asda. This is a private problem of public concern."

When rights of different groups in society collide, compromises need to be made. But with reproductive rights, we need to do better so that women in need come first.

The routes out of Bristol’s bus nightmare

Bristol’s buses are gridlocked and there's growing clamour for change. But where to next? We break down the options.

Beyond Brexit: In Bristol’s housing crisis everyone’s a loser apart from the landlords

Everyone’s a loser in Bristol’s housing crisis, except for landlords and people looking to sell their homes. Tenants in the privately rented sector are struggling...

Bristol South: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

Bristol South has some of the most deprived areas in the country. Here’s what the different candidates say they’re going to do about it.

Bristol West: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

The race for Bristol West is on, with Green and Labour candidates both saying they’re the most deserving of the Remain vote.