Retired riot cop breaks rank to say Police and Crime Bill must be stopped
In this exclusive interview, a retired Avon and Somerset police officer says the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a democratic risk and could lead to more violence.
'We should decide what happens to Bristol’s statues, not Westminster'
Ahead of the trial of the ‘Colston 4’, we spoke to Bristol University law professor Antonia Layard about the thorny legal issues surrounding statue protection, and why the legislation around statues needs to change.
Bristol filmmaker Michael Jenkins is 'wreaking the best kind of havoc on the city'
A gentle giant of our city, filmmaker Michael Jenkins is quietly yet firmly shaking up the creative industries and giving Bristol’s Black community a stake in their own stories.
Trade Unions have been called ‘dinosaurs’. Could the looming recession save them from extinction? Local union leader thinks so.
The Cable sits down with local trade union leader Nigel Costley to find out how trade unions can survive and thrive in a Covid context.
‘Never has it been more important for disabled people to have a voice’
George Ayres talks to disability rights activist Mark Williams about the shift in focus in disability rights activism and his campaign for visitation rights for disabled patients during coronavirus.
Why women in Bristol are going on 'strike'
For International Women’s Day this Sunday 8 March, feminist collectives in Bristol are putting on a “Women’s Strike”. The Cable has been following the event's organisers to learn about the personal stories and politics behind the action.
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.
Local rapper Kilaze talks hip-hop, art and life
Rapper Kilaze is a stalwart of the city’s music scene both through his own releases and his support of homegrown talent. Two decades into his career, he’s still got ‘so much to talk about’.
‘If the water was killing hundreds of people every year, there would be an outcry’
Air pollution scientist Dr Gary Fuller on congestion charging, changing the conversation, and how we can protect ourselves.
Charmaine Lawrence: Rapper, entrepreneur, activist
From pots of shea butter to awards ceremonies and magazine launches, Bristol businesswoman Charmaine Lawrence’s journey has been all about taking other talent with her
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.