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Are you a student who has experienced sexual harassment on a night out in Bristol?

At the start of a new university term – amid reports of drink spiking during a student night at popular club Pryzm – we want to know about students' experiences of sexual harassment on nights out, and whether students believe more can be done to prevent it.

The Cable is fighting back against tech giants and corporate publishers. But now we need you.

Tell us your experiences of struggling to rent in Bristol

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Safe workplace or damaging to society? Cable readers share views on plans to ban Bristol's strip clubs

Before Bristol is consulted on the proposed ‘nil-cap’ on sexual entertainment venues, Cable readers give their thoughts on the debate that raises questions about women’s right to do what they want with their bodies and the wider impact of strip clubs on misogyny and sexual violence in society.

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Have your say: Should Bristol ban strips clubs?

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Why investigative local journalism needs your support

Stand to be a Bristol Cable director

Do you think the Bristol Cable is an exciting project with potential to grow and further benefit Bristol and the wider media landscape? Do you...

Job: Frontend developer wanted to help build the tech to power local community journalism

Help build a pioneering Community Engagement System to drive sustainable public interest community journalism.

Cable editorial: The big story behind Bristol’s local election isn’t who won, but who voted.

The Cable editorial team on what the results mean for our city as the dust settles on the elections.

Bristol Citizens' Agenda: priorities for the local elections

Hundreds of Cable readers have shared what matters to them the most in the upcoming local elections.

Shape the Bristol Citizens' Agenda

Have your say on what matters to you this election, and shape the Bristol Citizens' Agenda.

Share your tributes: Help us remember the Bristolians lost to Covid-19

We want to tell the stories of people in the city whose lives were lost to Covid. Share your tributes to help us remember them.

Why the Cable is boycotting the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards 2021

The Bristol Cable will be withdrawing our submissions to the Society of Editors (SOE) Regional Press Awards 2021, in protest at the statement made by the SOE claiming that there is no racism in the British media.

We're hiring: Video journalist

Quality local video journalism will help the Cable reach new audiences, create high impact content and amplify voices in the city.

Help shape our reporting on Bristol and the climate crisis

We can't tackle the climate crisis alone – as individuals, a single newspaper, city or country. We must act together. That's why we want you to join us in planning how we cover Bristol's role.

The challenge and opportunity: The Cable's climate crisis special is out now

It won’t be available in as many places this time, for obvious reasons, but if you join for £3 a month, you will get the latest edition direct to your door!

The Bristol Cable in 2020: A year like no other, for a newspaper like no other

This was the year we all found out the answer to a question we didn’t think we’d be asked: how will we respond to a...

How Bristol 24/7 publicised Big Tobacco’s push for respectability, before accepting its money

Local magazine and news website’s £25,000 grant from Philip Morris followed a string of articles referencing its new heated tobacco products.

This is how Cable members are building a media owned by communities not corporations

The annual general meeting 2020 was a media shareholders event like no other

Inside: Private mental health services in Bristol investigated

Frontline workers and families speak out as the Cable investigates why private sector involvement is growing and what impact it’s having on people in Bristol.

Launching an events calendar to amplify Bristol's communities

We’re launching a calendar to help Bristolians find out what's on with community and social events.

Editorial: After Colston, now to tear down structures of racism, including in the media

A statement from the Cable on the felling of Colston, Black Lives Matter and working towards anti-racism.

Free Webinar: is reader-owned media the business model of the future?

We started with a group of volunteers - now we have ten staff and thousands of members. We’ll be sharing what we’ve learnt so far, along with co-op expert Dave Boyle.

A new tool for harnessing public knowledge for better journalism

Out of crisis comes an opportunity to create new ways to get communities involved in our reporting

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