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The Cable wants to tell more stories from different parts of Bristol. That’s why, every three months we’re getting out into a new area, listening to locals and telling stories that matter.

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Current Area in Focus: Kingsdown


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High rise tenants kept in the dark about fire safety issues


‘Instead of 20 people on the bus, we’ll have 10 taxis’: how cuts to Bristol’s buses are hitting BS3

Axing bus services is leaving already marginalised communities stranded. New responsive travel initiatives are aiming to connect communities to key transport routes, but do they really meet people's needs?

Explained: what vision for major 2,000-home development could mean for Bedminster

The regeneration of Whitehouse Street will change the face of Bedminster. So how does the masterplan shape up on affordable housing, high rises and protecting jobs?

A population explosion is coming to Bedminster. So what does the future look like?

A wave of new housing developments is coming to Bedminster, Southville and Windmill Hill. So a new community project asks what the future should hold for the area.


‘Crisis’ extends housing misery for Lockleaze buyers, as L&G admits mould issues on sister scheme

Modular homes at Legal & General's Bonnington development will be taken off their foundations, leaving buyers waiting up to a year, while serious mould problems had to be fixed at another scheme in Yorkshire, the Cable can reveal.

Construction errors delay Lockleaze’s factory-built homes, leaving buyers in the lurch

Modular homes at Legal & General's Bonnington site have been hit by six-month delays in completion, after a 'serious mistake' meant brick walls had to be dismantled.

Local housing for local people in Lockleaze: can it work?

Hundreds of new homes are coming to Lockleaze, but some of the developments have not been popular. Can a change in the rules on who gets new social housing in the area bring benefits for locals?


Image of Knowle West resident Sean Casey at Belfast Walk community garden (credit: Charlie Watts)

Area in Focus

‘A beautiful spot, crying out to be nurtured’: meet the people behind Filwood’s gardening revolution

Campaigns to save green spaces around Knowle West from developers have gained deserved attention. But residents have also taken it upon themselves to reclaim smaller plots, which are now thriving for the community’s benefit.

Could Filwood Broadway finally get the cash boost it needs?

Barton Hill and Redfield


Campaigners face uphill battle to save two BS5 pubs from redevelopment

From the Redfield residents trying to preserve a historic cinema to the Barton Hill activists just wanting to keep their last local, there are common frustrations for communities trying to hang on to the places that matter to them.

Too many cars? On the streets in Bristol’s future first ‘liveable neighbourhood’

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