Edition 30

“We’re expected to carry our babies while we also carry the burden of the statistics”

With black women four times more likely to die during pregnancy, the Black Maternity Matters pilot project launches in Bristol to address disparities in maternal healthcare.

Mother of jailed Kill the Bill protester: ‘We never thought she’d get this long’ 

‘Protest is the lifeblood of our democracy, and it’s under threat’

Edition 28

Why PE isn’t just about exercising – and needs protecting

Sports advocates say it’s more than exercise that kids are missing out on when sports are cut from school timetables.

Interviews

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

Interviews

Grief, violence and faith: Bristol filmmaker’s award-winning new short film

Turning down an MBE? ‘It was one of the quickest decisions of my life’: Interview with author Nikesh Shukla

Award-winning Bristol-based writer Nikesh Shukla talks refusing an MBE, going from rapper to writer and returning to community activism.

‘It’s like a pain that never goes away’ – Retiring Bristol Flyers basketball player Panos Mayindombe on racism in sport

Panos was 19 when he first experienced racism on the court. More than a decade later, he isn’t sure it’s any better.

Author of damning report into autism services criticises police response, praises council and health services

Sir Stephen Bubb speaks to the Cable about the response to his independent report, which last week exposed serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities by multiple agencies in Bristol.

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”.

‘Give us a voice’: why some Bristol residents will be barred from voting this week

Hundreds of non-EU, non-Commonwealth citizens won’t be allowed to vote in the upcoming local elections. Asli Tatliadim, who’s lived in Bristol since 2017, told the Cable why she thinks that should change.

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.