Interviews

Bridging the gap: A campaign empowering south Bristol’s youth

Youth Moves is addressing the cultural, social and economic divide that stops young people south of the river achieving their potential.

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

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

Police and Crime bill

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

Raj Chada, a defence lawyer who represented the Colston Four, says prosecuting demonstrators is becoming a ‘reflex’ in the UK.

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

Interviews

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

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

Hartcliffe's Paul Holbrook talks about his new film set in Bristol and the importance of telling working class stories.

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.