Big ideas of what a good 'new normal' could look like after coronavirus
As part of the Cable’s solutions series, we look at some problems facing the city, and ambitious but achievable ways to address them.
The corporate giants dominating our care system
The scandal of coronavirus deaths in care homes shone renewed light on a crumbling sector, distorted by big-money interests. The Cable asks, how did we get here and what can be done?
Watch: Vulnerability, escapism and creativity, my experiences of lockdown as a young Bristolian
Lockdown left young people in the city feeling stranded, dislocated from their usual connections. Here, a young aspiring writer reflects on school, writing and the new sense of self-confidence that grew over those months
The problematic past of the Merchant Venturers
Mark Steeds from the Bristol Radical History Group, co-author of From Wulfstan to Colston, tells the story of the origins, history and development of the Society of Merchant Venturers
Watch: "Britons never, never have been slaves?"
A backtracked BBC decision earlier this year to not sing the words to Rule Britannia at the Proms kicked off the most recent debate about the song and Britain’s past and present.
Air pollution close to pre-lockdown levels as battle for solutions hots up
The mayor and council have changed their mind, and want to reduce air pollution without charging drivers, but critics are calling time on yet more delays.
Police intelligence links disappearance of Linda Millard to gangland murders
It is of one of Avon and Somerset’s longest unsolved missing persons cases. But a police intelligence report links the mother’s disappearance to a notorious gangland slaying.
Inside Bristol schools during a new academic year like no other
Struggling to access Covid-19 testing, helping disadvantaged kids catch up, and anxieties about another lockdown: Bristol school leaders speak of the challenges of reopening to a new normal.
A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger
Avon and Somerset Police persuaded ‘John’ to provide information about criminals he’d grown up with. One officer’s bending of police guidelines has left him living in fear.