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Inside: Bristol's Private Mental Health Services

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

A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger

Inside: Bristol's Private Mental Health Services

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.

Investigations

Whose life to save? Investigating the ‘do not resuscitate’ form coronavirus controversy

Investigations

Speedwell fire update: Landlord of The Office blackmailed by gang

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.

The online falsehoods and dark money targeting voters in Filton and Bradley Stoke

The information war on social media is all the more important in Tory-Labour marginals.

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.

The unsolved fire at The Office and the chequered history of a rogue landlord

Five months after the devastating fire at Speedwell’s Strachan and Henshaw building, ‘The Office’ tower is being turned into flats. The Cable investigates former owner Alan Dykes and his run-ins with the law.

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

Revealed: Thousands of kids are being put in isolation, fuelling schools debate

A Bristol Cable investigation can reveal Bristol schools are sending children to isolation 1,000 times a week, shedding light on the controversial form of discipline where children are removed from class.

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.

Finally exposed: How Lopresti ice cream boss kept men in slave-like conditions, tenants and families in squalor. But people spoke out.

In a Cable investigation spanning five years, a shocking story has been uncovered.

Part three: A Somerset cider baron’s stolen art collection, heroin from Pakistan, two collapsed cases and a rinsed taxpayer

The tale of how stolen art belonging to a cider baron and former MP was recovered by a man acquitted of the murder of Daniel Morgan.

Part two: The troubled cop bent on solving the UK’s longest running murder case, and a key player in the phone hacking scandal

An art heist in Somerset, the UK’s longest running murder case, and the phone hacking scandal - three sensational stories weave into one.

Dark Arts: a true crime series

Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills revealed over three parts in a new Cable true crime series.

Part one: The axe murder suspect, Somerset Tory cider baron and botched art heist police probe

Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills.

Revealed: Evidence of racial profiling of thousands of British citizens by Home Office

MPs call for change as British citizens are being stopped in their thousands for immigration crimes, Cable investigation finds.

Investigating private schools: Not just the fees that are unfair

While state schools are at breaking point, Bristol’s private schools get millions in tax breaks as ‘charitable institutions’ – do they deserve it?

Revealed: Patients denied treatment by local NHS

GPs and clinical specialists are worried about patients being turned away because of local NHS policies.

Revealed: How the council flogged off public land in the face of austerity

Libraries, fields, offices: All sold off to fund the cost of austerity

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