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Banjo Island: the close-knit community behind the reputation

Despite its fearsome reputation, we found a warm community and good living on Banjo Island estate in Cadbury Heath.

Learning not to abuse your partner

Artificial intelligence, robots, and the future of society: interview with Darren Jones

Edition 15

I did time for tagging

Jack Keeling, who was imprisoned for graffiti, talks to the Bristol Cable about his sentence, Bristol’s graffiti scene and the council’s promise to create legal graffiti walls.

Voices

Should strip clubs be banned?

Ideas and Action

Among the trauma and the bullshit: Thoughts of a black social worker

City were on a high, but which way will the Robins fly?

Striking photos from the stands at Ashton Gate and a few words from a diehard Robins fan.

Safeguarding shouldn’t mean alienating: parents criticise FGM investigations

There’s growing discontent among sections of the Bristol Somali community around how anti-FGM efforts are being handled. Getting the balance wrong risks driving a wedge between families and the professionals paid to protect children.

Opinion: The re-tendering revolution is eroding our public services

Disruption of care, risky transition periods and dangerous cost-cutting reveal a broken commissioning cycle. However, an alternative is possible.

Community action around the city

Funding cut, services cancelled, staff laid off, but it’s not all bad news. We look at positive community stories from all corners of Bristol.

Dependent drinkers in Bristol are trialing MDMA therapy

The UK’s first ever clinical study using MDMA has started in Bristol, in a landmark moment for the use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy.

Revealed: NHS staff in Bristol are being worked until they’re sick with stress

In the 70th year of the NHS, an investigation by the Cable reveals that those who care for the nation are in need of serious attention.

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