Author: Matty Edwards

Matty Edwards

Edition 24

Revealed: The Bristolians 'ripped off' by second hand camper van seller

For years, online rumours have swirled about ‘Bristol Bob’ – a Fishponds-based dealer of Mazda Bongo vans. A Cable investigation found customers left with thousands of pounds of repair costs and seeking legal action after being sold faulty vehicles.

The Bristol Briefing: Almost a third of Bristol adults given first Covid jab

Green shoots of hope: Climate solutions from around the globe

Coronavirus in Bristol

The Bristol Briefing: Initial Covid-19 surge testing results 'very reassuring'

Bristol's infection rate and hospital admissions have continued to fall on the eve of the government announcement on our route out of lockdown next week.

Coronavirus in Bristol

The Bristol Briefing: Thousands of tests to track spread of Bristol Covid variant

Reports

Much-needed secondary school won't open until 2024 at earliest, parents told

The Bristol Briefing: Covid variant found in Bristol no more dangerous, say experts

Nearly one in five people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have been given their first dose of the vaccine.

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol leading way on vaccinations but Covid deaths rise

Bristol's infection rate has continued to fall and 80% of care home residents have been vaccinated, but this isn't stopping people dying from the virus.

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’

Bristol will be charging drivers to tackle air pollution, but other changes are on the way too

Bristol's Clean Air Zone has finally been decided. We spoke to cabinet member for transport, Kye Dudd, speaks about air pollution, plans for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, and doubling down on measures brought in at the start of the pandemic.

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

The worrying spike of positive cases of Covid-19 since Chistmas appears to be flattening out in Bristol, but pressure on the NHS continues to rise.

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

More vaccination centres will open next week, but there is now a record number of patients in local hospitals, putting the NHS under "extreme pressure".

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.

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

The Covid-19 latest 📉 Bristol’s infection rate has fallen below the England average for the first time since early October. There were 589 new cases...

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

A 16-year-old has been named among the four victims of the deadly blast at the Wessex Water plant in Avonmouth. Plus the latest developments on Covid-19 in Bristol.

Community responses to latest wave of violent crime on Bristol to Bath cycle path

Local residents are getting organised to respond to protect the popular cycle route, as data obtained by the Cable shows violent incidents and thefts on the rise.

New Bristol care home for disabled children to open after St Christopher’s closure

The privately-run home closed down in 2019. Now the council wants to fill the gap with in-house services instead of forking out for expensive placements outside Bristol.

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.

Revealed: How Southmead Hospital is coping with Covid-19

Frontline NHS workers speak out about high staff absence, difficulties discharging patients and how the hospital will manage this winter.

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.

The Bristol Briefing: spike in Covid-19 cases, anti-lockdown protests and other news from across the city

Welcome to the Cable weekly briefing on coronavirus, and some other goings on in the city - helping you cut through the ‘infodemic’.

‘It felt like a prison’: Teenager reveals traumatic time on private Bristol mental health ward

Paige speaks out about her experience of the ward at the privately-run Priory Hospital Bristol a year before it closed down.

Private mental health hospital has serious problems, say inspectors

The CQC has demanded urgent improvements at the Priory Hospital Bristol after uncovering issues with staffing, leadership, medication and safeguarding.

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