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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?

Plans to completely redevelop the Galleries are being drawn up. But what do you want to happen to that space?

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

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

Share your experiences of living in a high-rise

Do you have a positive story about the social aspects of living in a high-rise apartment building? Are you having problems with crime or antisocial behaviour, or with maintenance in a tower block that’s in disrepair?

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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.

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