Matty Edwards

Revealed: The Disabled Bristolians waiting months and years to live in accessible homes

Housing adaptations for Disabled people should offer independence – but for many it's a prolonged bureaucratic nightmare.

What next for Bristol’s renting crisis?

Politicians and campaigners gathered to discuss how we can transform renting in Bristol and push the government to pursue long-promised reform.

Council still missing targets to tackle SEND crisis, more than two years since damning inspection

Campaigners are criticising Bristol City Council for stalled progress since a damning inspection declared the city’s service ‘not fit for purpose’ in 2019.

Leading scientist: How climate change is already hitting Europe and how we need to adapt

A Bristol scientist breaks down the latest IPCC scientific report on the impact of climate change.

Anxious or relieved? Cable readers on ‘living with Covid’ plans

Most readers who shared their views were against the lifting of rules on self-isolation and the end of mass testing from April. But some welcomed the new freedoms.

Would a database that names and shames rogue landlords help protect renters?

London renters can access a searchable database of enforcement actions against landlords. Could something similar help people navigate the minefield of finding somewhere to live in Bristol?

The Cable’s super helpful guide to renting…

Finding somewhere to rent in Bristol is tough, so we’ve put together a handy guide to help you navigate the various challenges.

Opposition parties target Mayor’s Office and council PR spending in push to amend budget proposals

The voting on how to balance the council’s budget next week looks set to resurface tensions between Mayor Marvin Rees and opposition councillors ahead of May’s referendum on the city’s political system. 

Revealed: Bristol Mind loses core mental health service it has run for 25 years

Whistleblowers from the advocacy service, which has now transferred to new providers, allege mismanagement by the board of trustees.

Council commits to crackdown on benefit discrimination against renters

Following a renter-led campaign by Shelter, councillors from across parties voted to support the Labour motion pledging to tackle landlords excluding renters who claim benefits.

‘A monumental moment in history’: Cable readers react to the Colston 4 being cleared

Most readers expressed support for the Colston 4 and criticised past inaction from the council, while others had concerns about what their acquittal meant for the fate of other statues.

‘Marginalised people are worse affected by the housing crisis’: the Bristol renters facing discrimination and bias

Bristol City Council have pledged to stamp out discrimination in the private rental sector. But it’s not always clear cut.