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Edition 14

Opinion

Opinion: Surveillance Britain, nothing to fear? Think again

We need to act fast to defend our civil liberties or, like the frog in the pot, we could too late find ourselves in a very different climate.

Women who built Bristol: ‘We were challenging all the time’

Photo essay: Different sides of Southmead

Ideas and Action

Baling out the housing crisis

Could straw and timber houses on street corners be the future of urban development?

Ideas and Action

Being black at Bristol’s universities

City

Bristol’s vibrant urban farming scene

Prisons: From ‘warehousing’ to workshops

Could education and training for prisoners help solve the crisis at HMP Bristol?

From drugs to Jiu Jitsu

With Filwood Community Centre threatened with closure, Knowle West residents reflect on the neighbourhood’s past, present and future.

Member spotlight: the Bristol activist battling Big Pharma

The Just Treatment campaign challenges the pharmaceutical companies charging the NHS rip-off prices for vital drugs.

Coercion: the disturbing hidden crime of controlling a partner

It’s at the heart of domestic abuse, but the police are failing to implement the new law.

Taking on diversity beyond tokens

In December, the Cable brought together members of the local community and media organisations to discuss issues of representation.

Co-op note: investing in what?

Much has been made recently about encouraging investment in Bristol – generally, for big headline-grabbing infrastructure projects. At the Cable we’ll be investing in the city in a different way over 2018, and we’re not talking about an underground network.

“It’s not just about venues, but the culture of this country”: Fleece owner Chris Sharp

After the #SaveThekla campaign breathed new life into the conversation around protecting Bristol’s nightlife, the Cable spoke to The Fleece’s Chris Sharp, who’s seen it all

Hundreds of Bristol properties snapped up by offshore firms

Local pubs, hotels, flats and cinemas are owned by companies based in tax havens.

Council properties flogged to secretive offshore companies

Twenty-eight properties owned by Bristol City Council are being leased to companies based in secretive tax havens, an investigation by the Cable reveals.

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