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Lockleaze in Focus

The Cable wants to tell more stories from different parts of Bristol. That's why we're focusing on new a new area every three months. Last time it was Filwood, and now it's Lockleaze!

Have your say: What issues does Bristol most urgently need solutions to?

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What do you think about plans to redevelop the Galleries?

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The Bristol Cable wins funding for ‘The Future of Cities’ solutions series

How can we develop cities fit for the future? Over the next year, the Cable will explore solutions being pioneered here in Bristol and around the world to answer this question.

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Bristol’s mayor shouldn’t cherry pick which journalists attend his briefings

Callouts

Share your experiences of living in a high-rise

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The Cable view: Time to build a new political system in Bristol

After voting to scrap the mayoral system, Labour and the Greens have the opportunity to form a progressive alliance. But Bristol’s political culture needs work, too.

‘I feel so uninformed’: Cable readers on Bristol’s mayoral referendum

Does the mayor have too much power and exclude councillors? Or is having a mayor the best way to overcome stalemates in a politically divided city? Here’s what Cable readers had to say.

Not enough info for public ahead of mayoral referendum, campaigners say

At a debate co-hosted by the Cable, panellists discussed the pros and cons of the mayoral model, representation and how to overcome low engagement with local politics.

How Bristol is run isn’t just a political debate. It impacts our everyday lives. 

We should care about the mayoral referendum in May because the importance of local democracy goes beyond the media and political bubble.

A goodbye for now from Adam, a Cable co-founder

Parting words after over 8 years of working at the forefront of community-owned media.

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.

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