Author: Lorna Stephenson

"Beautiful, ordinary people": Capturing Brexit on film

Ahead of Bristol Radical Film Festival, the Cable spoke to director Timothy George Kelly about his ‘state of the nation’ documentary, Brexitannia.

A never-ending journey

What can history teach us about how we got here and where we go next? The Journey to Justice project aims to find out by...

Bristol University: £3m in six years from Atomic Weapons Establishment

University’s ‘strategic alliance’ with AWE, which maintains and develops the UK’s nuclear weapons, continues.

Drug deaths in Bristol sharply increase

What explains the rising rates of drug misuse fatalities, and how can the risks be reduced for Bristol’s population of drug users?

Factory farms: Six-fold increase in Gloucestershire and Somerset permits since 2010

Intensive farming has rapidly expanded across the UK in the last decade. The Cable takes a look at the south-west picture.

Campaign against Fishponds McDonald’s explores judicial review options

Community campaign considering further legal action against multinational.

Voices: Don’t let the arms industry sponsor Bristol Pride

Lorna Stephenson argues that companies such as Babcock should not be allowed to ‘pink-wash’ their dealings with repressive regimes by sponsoring Pride events.

Chronic fatigue syndrome, Bristol University, and controversial science

Certain treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, have pitted patients against researchers, and scientists against scientists – amid furious clashes on the validity of landmark studies into the condition.

Plutus Energy lose appeal to build Lawrence Hill power station

Community campaigners rejoice after 18-month effort to stop polluters moving into Lawrence Hill.

Carriageworks: New developer confirmed

But will the issue of a paltry 9% affordable housing remain? PG Group to meet public at community meeting tomorrow.

Expenses: £25k on first class travel for Bristol West candidate

First class travel expenses worth £24,979 claimed by former MP and current candidate for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, during his last term as MP.

School cuts: difficult questions at Education Question Time

What did we learn about party positions on education from the Bradley Stoke and Filton parliamentary candidates’ ‘Education Question Time’?

Who's Tim Bowles anyway? Metro mayor voter turnout disparities

Turn out for the metro mayor elections varied from 46.6% in Bishopston, to just 15% in Hartcliffe and Withywood.

Teacher redundancies hit Bristol

Widespread staff losses and restructuring amid ‘devastating’ and ‘unprecedented’ cuts in Bristol schools.

McDonald’s planning inquiry ends

Local residents complain of being ‘treated with contempt’ by fast food giant, as legal proceedings conclude.

Shock levels of assaults on teachers revealed

Teachers report shock levels of violence at work, as the school cuts crisis continues to see teaching and support staff levels slashed across the city.

McDonald's to battle Fishponds residents at planning inquiry tomorrow

Will McDonald’s win its two-and-a-half-year fight to build a new, 160-seater ‘drive-thru’ on Fishponds Road?

Schools cuts: the silent voices of teachers

Stress, redundancies, lack of respect for the profession, the impact on children... teachers speak out about the impacts of most severe school cuts they've ever experienced.

Bristol goes nuclear: Hinkley, Oldbury and the defence industry

Bristol and the South West are gearing up to be a hub of the revived UK nuclear industry. But is there more to the ‘nuclear renaissance’ than low carbon power?

Discussing the ‘Age of Anger’ with author Pankaj Mishra

What are the roots of current global crises, and how can we find hope in an age of instability and rage?

Plutus Energy return with diesel plant plans

Energy company appeal planning decision for diesel power station in Lawrence Hill.

School funding crisis: Olympus Academy Trust speaks out

Bristol and South Gloucestershire-based Olympus Academy Trust go public on severe funding cuts.

Bristol headteachers confront DfE over school cuts "disgrace"

Bristol heads speak out over “national disgrace” school funding cuts that will see SEN pupils with reduced support and classrooms stripped of teaching staff.

"It will be more difficult to cope."

Disabled people and carers speak out on Bristol cuts impacts.