Revealed: Local services slammed for serious failings of people with autism and learning disabilities
In an independent report published today, Sir Stephen Bubb said very little has changed in support for people with learning disabilities since he wrote a report on the Winterbourne View scandal. Families who have been left scarred speak to the Cable.
Revealed: The Bristolians 'ripped off' by second hand camper van seller
For years, online rumours have swirled about ‘Bristol Bob’ – a Fishponds-based dealer of Mazda Bongo vans. A Cable investigation found customers left with thousands of pounds of repair costs and seeking legal action after being sold faulty vehicles.
Revealed: Fresh concerns over potential racial profiling of British citizens by Home Office prompt renewed calls for change
British citizens are again topping the list of nationalities being stopped and checked by immigration enforcement officers.
Caught on camera: suspected surveillance of man who complained of police corruption
Exclusively obtained police report and CCTV suggests Special Branch may have played a part in the surveillance of a former police informant.
Police intelligence links disappearance of Linda Millard to gangland murders
It is of one of Avon and Somerset’s longest unsolved missing persons cases. But a police intelligence report links the mother’s disappearance to a notorious gangland slaying.
Another private mental health ward for children has closed. Now Bristol has no residential beds.
The second ward closure at the Priory Hospital Bristol in two months because of staffing problems has left Bristol temporarily without any residential beds for children. MPs, charities and a parent speak out.
Revealed: The true story behind the closure of privately-run mental health ward at Priory Bristol
Workers from a children’s ward at Priory Hospital Bristol speak out about regular incidents of self-harm and alleged attacks on staff, following a six-month Cable investigation.
A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger
Avon and Somerset Police persuaded ‘John’ to provide information about criminals he’d grown up with. One officer’s bending of police guidelines has left him living in fear.
Revealed: Failures in care for man who took his life at private mental health unit
Dominic Vickars was just 25 when he died while at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in Weston-super-Mare, a private hospital part-funded by the NHS. Using evidence from the inquest and accounts from his family, we tell the story of how he was let down.
Whose life to save? Investigating the ‘do not resuscitate’ form coronavirus controversy
After families spoke out about their loved ones being pressured into refusing treatment if they get COVID-19, Bristol healthcare workers say there's far more to the story.
Speedwell fire update: Landlord of The Office blackmailed by gang
The Cable can reveal that the landlord of The Office – the Speedwell building, which burnt down last year – has been targeted by a gang in an alleged blackmail raid.
Dodgy bar charts, misinformation and propaganda in Bristol North West
From old school tactics to creative use of social media adverts, the parties (and others) have been battling it out for Bristol’s most marginal seat.
Too many Bristol teachers are leaving the profession. They tell us why.
Amid funding cuts and increased pressure to produce high grades, teachers are leaving the profession, while pupil numbers grow.
Avon and Somerset police to be sued over botched art heist investigation
The main suspect in Britain’s longest running murder investigation is seeking damages following his acquittal over the stolen art collection of cider baron and former Tory MP Esmond Bulmer.
Revealed: An anti-slavery court order was made against local boss Lopresti. Here’s evidence it may be being breached
The ice cream boss was banned from managing staff after an investigation found workers living in slave-like conditions
Exclusive: Council to “urgently” investigate Lopresti landlord business, but ice cream vans untouched for now
Announcement follows the Cable’s investigation and police action into the notorious landlords and businessmen.
Revealed: NHS under fire for steep increase in charging migrants for healthcare
Evidence suggests vulnerable people who should get free healthcare are being forced to cough up, while others are being chased by bailiffs.