‘The advisory group on the Western Harbour development needs to be much more diverse’

Amid concerns about the group set up to advise on the controversial Cumberland Basin development, we spoke to chair John Savage, and local residents and councillors, about representation, diversity and accountability.

Sound of the South Asian underground

After the explosion of the South Asian music scene in recent years, the Cable sits down with the Bristol-born Pakistani siblings who are bringing representation, raves and revival to Bristol.

‘We are losing so much’: Local businesses and Cable readers react to plans to redevelop Galleries shopping centre

Most readers agree the shopping centre needs a lift, but many raised questions about whether new proposals for its future will help serve the city’s most urgent needs.

The issues bubbling beneath the Temple Quarter development

The land around Temple Meads is slated to be Bristol's biggest regeneration project, but how concerning are the development's flood risk warnings?

‘No-one should control this land. Everyone should have a say over it.’

With the issue of access to green space amplified by the pandemic, can the act of trespass provide a way of reconnecting with nature and challenging the privatisation of land in England?

Bristol mental health patients are still being sent miles from home. How are local services trying to eliminate the damaging practice?

The city’s mental health trust is failing to stop out of area placements, but it's an uphill battle amid high demand for treatment, limited funding and staffing shortages.

‘Drill music can be used for positive change’

For 35 years, Bristol has been home to a charity which lets prisoners create music on the inside. Now, a sister record label is supporting them to launch music careers after release.

Carers strike to protest pay cuts at St Monica’s Trust care homes

Staff, who in two years could lose up to thousands of pounds in wages, report colleagues are leaving amid 'intimidating' behaviour from management.

The rise and rise of the Gas Girls

The Bristol Rovers Women's team are riding a wave of increased interest in the women's game, playing in front of crowds of well over 2,000 in Bristol's Memorial Stadium.

Is there such thing as an ethical landlord?

Simon Broadhead rents out 10 properties in Bristol, and claims to be an ethical landlord. But what does that mean and what’s on the horizon for reform of the private rented sector?

Western Harbour development treading water

After nearly five years on the drawing board due to major criticisms from local residents, Marvin Rees’ vision for a revived Cumberland Basin could still be a decade away.

Too many cars? On the streets in Bristol’s future first ‘liveable neighbourhood’

Restricting through traffic in the dense residential areas of Barton Hill, Redfield and St George will reduce pollution and encourage walking and cycling. But first, the council has to win people over.