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Black History Month

‘You need to see yourself’: tackling the national curriculum’s overwhelming whiteness

“Put yourself into their shoes for a moment.” Aisha Thomas, the assistant principal at City Academy in Easton, is explaining how the national curriculum is...

Not all heroes wear capes. Many wear PPE. NHS staff protest for fair pay

Why women in Bristol are going on 'strike'

Interviews

The Bristolian 17-year-old campaigning for racial justice in climate change movement

The Cable catches up with Mya-Rose Craig, the 17-year-old Bristolian activist, about sharing a stage with Greta and race equality in the environmental movement.

Solutions in Bristol

The routes out of Bristol’s bus nightmare

Reports

Councillors throw out airport expansion plans, but is this the end of the road?

Defiant, weary, resigned - meet the locals living under the flight path

With the decision to expand Bristol Airport being announced later tonight, we ask the people most directly affected about how they feel ahead of the verdict.

A morning with activists taking direct action against immigration enforcement

The group said the action was in response to the "institutional racism of the government's hostile environment policy".

Breaking the chain of alcoholism

Josh couldn’t get out of a vicious circle of addiction and destruction until he found an organisation that tackles the long-term effects of having alcoholic parents.

Getting arrested in the name of the planet

We talk to some of the ‘Bathtub 16’ about why they spent eight hours in a bath on Cabot Circus this summer.

The initiative shaking up sex-ed in Bristol

Sex education in schools is limited in its breadth and awkward in its delivery. Could a circus TROUPE with a 12 ft silken labia be the answer?

Time to play as Bristol launches plan

Work with under-11s was cut when the council cut its youth services budget by 30% last year, but Bristol’s organisations have come together to find...

Watch: Deliveroo Orders Rejected - a short documentary

The gig economy is getting bigger. But some workers are getting organised. In 2018, Bristol workers joined in.

Ken Macharia not detained after asylum refusal

60 supporters accompanied him to his monthly check-in at Bridgewater police station.

Homelessness: Nothing to do, nowhere to go?

Paul Blake is campaigning for a homeless day centre.

Inside a Bristol warehouse is a vast history of women’s fight for rights

The Cable explores the present day relevance of the Feminist Archive South.

Has identity politics gone too far? My take

There is no such thing as a politics unaffected by identity. So what's the fuss?

A community fights for asylum justice

Bristol Bison rugby player Ken Macharia speaks about his experience of detention, as the system comes under the spotlight.

Opinion: Wood burning stoves are deadly, not trendy

Stuart Phelps argues that “poverty is the only excuse for burning wood in the city".

A passionate appeal to save one of the few working class pubs in Easton

Recently given a new lease of life under new management, this old school boozer could be the latest victim of gentrification.

Bristol Travellers fill food banks for Christmas

The #FoodbankNomination started in Ireland but has since spread all over the world, including Bristol. We spoke to the Bristol Gypsies and Travellers who've taken part.

Fat Paul and the Exchange’s rebirth as Bristol's first community owned venue

For the past decade, he has been one of the key “behind-the-scene” players in Bristol’s music scene, and now building a new era at The Exchange.

“Why we’re extending solidarity to all migrants”

Alice Cutler is the Welcome Centre Manager at Bristol Refugee Rights.

'The difference between First Bus and buses that work for us is political pressure'

Why is it, that in 21st century Bristol we don't have reliable public transport, asks Matthew Hollinshead. 

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