St James Priory: 900 years of refuge and healing

A residential rehab was once hidden in the busy Haymarket. But the last decade of funding cuts has meant it disappeared, like so many others.

Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing line.

Gloucester Road Wetherspoons: a chain changing Bristol's fiercely independent high street

After seven planning applications, a derelict building in Bishopston will become a Wetherspoons. Opponents say it will damage the independent ethos of the old-fashioned high street; others say that utopia has already gone.

The decade-long battle to get a community centre for Horfield's Manor Farm

Residents of the ‘forgotten estate’ in Horfield welcome the granting of a community centre following a decade of campaigning, but are right to be cynical.

'We’re not families that you can trample on.’ Mothers speak out on failings of sons with autism and learning disabilities

After years of fighting to get the right care for their sons, families speak to the Cable about the report published today that identifies serious failings.

‘The police have got all the power over you’: Young Bristol man speaks out about ‘violent’ stop and search experience

A young apprentice was ‘violently’ stopped and searched by Avon and Somerset police officers. Now, the police complaints body is investigating the incident and calling for witnesses.

Run-ins with punters, logistical challenges and financial fears: the Bristol pubs waiting for news on restrictions ending

Customers have been relishing the opportunity to get back in their favourite boozers, but many pubs are finding post-Covid work practices tricky – and worry about surviving the next few months.

Tenants facing eviction at Hartcliffe allotments fight to save a decade of growing

The Court Farm Road Allotment Association says their eviction alongside Hartcliffe City Farm - which they share a site with but are independent of - makes no sense. The community team who have taken on the farm say the council promised them a clean slate.

The personal trainer working out for Bristol’s asylum seekers and refugees

Tim and his family fled from religious persecution in Nigeria. Here he tells how he is taking back control “within a system where you don’t often win”.

Bristol students speak out about crushing ‘climate anxiety’

A survey conducted by student newspaper Epigram has revealed the impact of the climate crisis on students’ hopes and fears for the future.

Greens and Labour are close in Windmill Hill, where climate, air pollution and housing are key concerns for locals

It’s likely to be a tight fight in Windmill Hill again, after Labour beat the Greens by just a few hundred votes last election.

Will Bristol’s new clean air zone influence city centre voters at the polls?

Central ward was a close race between Labour and the Greens in 2016, with a low turnout and just seven votes in it.