Lorna Stephenson

“This is a fight”: Opposition to St Philip's gas plant plans intensifies

The proposed gas generation plant would be just 90m from a nursery school.

Immigration detention slammed by councillors

Bristol follows lead of other councils with motion demanding end to detention system, in an emotional session.

Fighting the gig economy – of academics not students

Lots of Bristol University staff are highly educated, but casually employed. Bristol UCU is campaigning to change that.

The fight is on to prevent Lawrence Hill gas power station

Power plant proposed for next to primary school in inner-city Lawrence Hill, yet again.

Taking the council to court over cuts

Parent power wins radical overhaul of special needs services Two Bristol families have taken a stand against cuts – and won. The anonymous parents have...

Avonmouth fly infestation: cries for council tax strike

Councillor promises to investigate concerns in public meeting

Bristol Pride promise ‘positive way forward’ on arms sponsorship

Pressure over Airbus partnership has led to talks between organisers and campaigners

Investigation: Bristol’s invisible sex trade

The police are struggling to deal with sexual exploitation happening online. How does this off-street sex trade operate in this city?

Infestation in Avonmouth: Return of the flies…

Avonmouth residents are blaming the local waste plant after their homes were infested with flies, again... but the council says there’s no problem.

PC Claire Boddie on trial for tasering Ras Judah: the story so far

The police officer who tasered Easton man Ras Judah will appear in Salisbury Magistrates Court tomorrow (18 May) charged with common assault.

#MillionsMissing: the campaign for ME equality

Sufferers of ME/CFS are taking to Queen Square this weekend. The Cable spoke to an organiser about why the government needs to take action on...

Action needed on shocking levels of teacher stress

Teachers' union survey exposes stress crisis in Bristol’s schools, exacerbated by cuts and unsustainable workloads. Could a ‘fair workload charter’ help?

Opinion: Anna Campbell’s idealism and conviction should inspire us all

Ultimately, she was willing to give her own life so that others might be free. How many people can say that?

Member spotlight: the Bristol activist battling Big Pharma

The Just Treatment campaign challenges the pharmaceutical companies charging the NHS rip-off prices for vital drugs.

Controversial waste plant gets final go-ahead after council error

Environment Agency grants permit despite local opposition based on pollution fears.

Coercion: the disturbing hidden crime of controlling a partner

It’s at the heart of domestic abuse, but the police are failing to implement the new law.

‘In Our Hands’: Sowing seeds of change in farming

A new film made in Bristol about the Land Workers’ Alliance showcases producers “taking back control” from the industrial food system.

Marvin doesn't want more 'headlines': Sacks cabinet members in spat

Marvin Rees’ decision to fire Tory and Green from cabinet leads to criticism of “poor leadership” and “inability to accept criticism”.

Avonmouth: Controversial industrial plant given green light by Environment Agency

Residents angry after Environment Agency announces at an inquiry it is “satisfied” the incinerator waste plant should be given permit to operate.

Interview: Shackelia Jackson, human rights activist

The Cable spoke to Jamaican activist Shackelia Jackson, who has been campaigning against unlawful police killings after the murder of her brother in 2014.

Uncovering the secret state

The Cable interviews veteran investigative journalist Duncan Campbell about blowing open state surveillance – and being targeted by security services.

Fate of controversial Avonmouth industrial plant to be decided

Council ‘error’ leaves waste processing plant’s future down to Planning Inquiry.

Kerry McCarthy MP on Brexit and the future of UK farming

The Labour MP for Bristol East talks about the challenges of steering Brexit in a green direction.

Brexit: Green MEP launches fight for secret documents

The government won’t hand over 50 reports on the impact of Brexit.