Author: Lucas Batt

Coronavirus in Bristol

The Bristol Briefing: Cases down, hospital admissions and vaccines up, plus the Colston 4 trial

What you need to know on Covid and what else is happening in the city - including the upcoming trial of the ‘Colston 4’

The Bristol Briefing: More Covid patients fill up Bristol hospitals, but spread of virus slows

The Bristol Briefing: Record number of Covid patients in Bristol hospitals, as city in 'most critical point' of pandemic

Reports

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol bucks worrying national trend as it enters Tier 2

With more relaxed restrictions for Bristol until the end of the year, the city's infection rates fell further this week, but the council expects it to rise again in the coming weeks.

Reports

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol Covid-19 rate falls below England average for first time since October

Coronavirus in Bristol

The Bristol Briefing: Avonmouth explosion victims named, as Covid cases continue to fall

The Bristol Briefing: First Covid vaccinations in 10 days' time as Bristol enters Tier 3

Bristol's infection rate has fallen as the city prepares for at least two more weeks of strict measures after the national lockdown ends.

The Bristol Briefing: Covid-19 rate falls in possible sign that lockdown is working

It may be good news, but new cases remain among the highest in the country, and hospitals under serious pressure.

Bristol Covid cases stabilise but hospital admissions still on the rise as lockdown begins

The one thing you need to read this week about Covid-19 in Bristol

Bristol ‘highly likely’ to see Tier 2 Covid restrictions soon, with local NHS now under 'extreme pressure'

Meanwhile both of Bristol’s hospital trusts have declared internal critical incidents amid rising demand and more Covid patients.

We asked: What needs solving in Bristol?

This issue is about solutions, so we asked the Cable’s 2,100 members what they most want to see solutions for. Here we explore some ideas for solutions to the biggest themes members raised: transport and housing. 

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?

Data leaves Bristol, dark ads arrive: how microtargeting is changing elections

The latest trend in political campaigning is to pump sponsored adverts directly into your Facebook feed. But with the law struggling to catch up with the technology, who is keeping an eye on ‘dark ads’?

Could tactical voting change this election?

We look at how political alliances might have changed the last election, and how they might affect the results of this election. Voting tactically this...

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.

Methodology: Calculating Ward-Level Turnout - WoE Mayoral Election 2017

RETURN TO MAIN ARTICLE Words: Lucas Batt The turnout data is taken from the Bristol verification totals for the West of England Mayoral Election 2017...

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.

Going once, going twice, Sold….Then sold again for a healthy profit

Dozens of council houses auctioned then quickly resold by private buyers

Bristol in the Panama Papers

The Cable investigates how the world of offshore finance reaches out and touches on our doorstep

Carry on doctors

One big strike, sit-down protests, public marches and pickets – the junior doctors aren’t going down without a fight.

The “efficiency savings” making the council inefficient.

As the council faces up to another 40% of cuts, or so-called ‘efficiency savings’’ in 2016, we take a look at the record so far with a particular focus.