Bristol and Beyond

Bank robbery: the ‘theft of the century’ and a house in Fishponds

Unsuspecting local business owner shocked to learn that companies registered to his property used by fraudsters.

The Cable view: opening the surveillance state through collaboration

Following a Bristol Cable campaign, police forces must release information on mass spy technology

Police forced to reveal info on mass mobile phone spying, following Cable investigation

Privacy International ruling an ‘important victory for government transparency’ after two-year battle.

Bristol Pride promise ‘positive way forward’ on arms sponsorship

Pressure over Airbus partnership has led to talks between organisers and campaigners

Voices: “Why we’re shouting the names of Kurdish fighters from the rooftops of arms companies”

An activist protesting Bristol arms companies explains why they are putting names and stories to the victims of the arms trade.

#MillionsMissing: the campaign for ME equality

Sufferers of ME/CFS are taking to Queen Square this weekend. The Cable spoke to an organiser about why the government needs to take action on...

Massive response to Bristol councillor’s petition for Windrush-era citizens

Local residents have launched a campaign to protect them from deportation threats.

Stillbirth: a grief like no other

A Bristol charity helps families through the death of a baby. But what can we do to reduce the number of such losses?

National report slams police ‘digital stop and search’ following Cable investigation

Following a Bristol Cable investigation in 2017, charity Privacy International have today published a new report on the technology UK police forces are secretly using to download all the content and data from people’s phones.

Opinion: Anna Campbell’s idealism and conviction should inspire us all

Ultimately, she was willing to give her own life so that others might be free. How many people can say that?

Bristol arms dealers are supplying Turkish forces who killed a Bristolian

A Bristol woman, Anna Campbell, has been killed by Turkish forces who are supplied by arms companies with bases in Bristol

Bristol activist could face life in prison for stopping deportation flight

Today is the first day of trial for 15 activists, including Bristol woman, who grounded deportation flight last year.

Mental health: weighing up the options

As social factors play a role in mental illhealth, why is it so often treated with medication alone?

Plans to evict 2,000 people from Bath housing estate to go to High Court

Local people are fighting mass evictions and the demolition of 542-home Foxhill housing estate, where most affordable and social housing won't be replaced.

Bristol's offshore football clubs: offside or fair game?

Both of Bristol’s football clubs are owned by offshore companies. Should City and Rovers fans be concerned or simply grateful for the investment?

Watch: This Bristolian (and a toy fox) fought ISIS

This Bristol activist joined the Kurdish forces who are fighting ISIS, being attacked by the Turkish government and struggling for a more just society in Syria and the middle east.

Pregabalin: Bristol’s ‘emerging’ prescription drug problem

As pregabalin and gabapentin are liberally prescribed by GPs — and putting drug users at risk on the black market — the government is taking action.

Opinion: Why progressive cities let cyclists run red lights

Knee-jerk reactions are putting lives at risk. It’s time to reform cycling laws based on sound science and not tabloid headlines, argues Simon Oxenham.

Police snooping: a campaign for accountability on surveillance tech

The Cable is co-ordinating a national campaign to prompt a parliamentary inquiry into IMSI-catchers, and to get police to come clean on their use of the technology.

Interview: Shackelia Jackson, human rights activist

The Cable spoke to Jamaican activist Shackelia Jackson, who has been campaigning against unlawful police killings after the murder of her brother in 2014.

Paradise Papers: watch exclusive interview with chairman of Glencore - world's biggest mining company

The Cable grills Tony Hayward, former CEO of BP and current chairman of Glencore, which recently featured in the Paradise Papers.

Video: Behind the murder of Kamil Ahmad

The Cable spoke to Adil Jaifar, a translator and friend of Kamil, to find out how the disabled Kurdish asylum seeker fell through the gaps...

Opinion: Fitting that Bristol strikes at developers in week of Paradise Papers

Investigative journalist and member of the Tax Justice Network George Turner gives his take.

Kerry McCarthy MP on Brexit and the future of UK farming

The Labour MP for Bristol East talks about the challenges of steering Brexit in a green direction.