Interviews

‘I want Black and Brown boys and girls to think they can get to these kinds of positions’

Lucy Turner, the new editor of Rife magazine talks about the need for young people to feel believed in, how art helped her face adversity, and how to make media and creative industries less pale, male and stale.

'We need public leaders and institutions to be bold with big ideas, despite the risks and bad PR'

How stop and search will be entrenched by the Police and Crime Bill

Fight For Fair Air

Cutting Bristol’s air pollution could help citizens’ mental as well as physical health

Evidence increasingly suggests that traffic pollutants can adversely affect the brain, impact cognitive function, and increase the risk of mental health problems. Bristol’s Clean Air Zone cannot come too soon.

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Respite rooms offer a vital breathing space to women facing abuse and homelessness

Moving on: Bristol's Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

‘People make us out to be anti-social, but we’re not’: meet the van-dwelling pensioners dividing opinion at the Downs

Bristol has a trove of artefacts originally taken through colonisation. Should they be given back?

A roiling debate about the ownership of the spoils of empire, mired in practical and political issues.

Could a camera developed in Bristol that can ‘see’ methane leaks offer a path to curbing industrial greenhouse gas emissions?

UN scientists argue that cutting methane offers the fastest, most effective way to reduce the rate of global temperature rises.

Having to choose between heating and food

The government decision to scrap universal credit as winter draws in and fuel and food prices soar has left thousands of Bristolians struggling to cope.

Revealed: Untreated sewage is being dumped into our rivers thousands of times a year. Who’s to blame and can it be stopped?

The surge in popularity of wild swimming during the pandemic has highlighted the extent to which our outdated sewage system dumps waste into rivers – including the Avon. The Cable asks why, and speaks to local campaigners pushing for change.

Bristolians are taking to the streets during Cop26 this weekend, but will it make a difference?

Building long-term networks and the role of trade unions are important in turning the tide in the uphill battle to climate change, according to activists organising Bristol’s protest on 6 November.

Can Kingsdown Sports Centre and Jubilee Pool be saved?

The public can still have its say on plans to close the two much-loved leisure centres.