A year after opening, some residents fear for their safety at controversial south Bristol flats
Imperial Apartments, a converted Hengrove office block where many flats do not meet space standards, was opened in 2020 to private renters and people facing homelessness. There are serious concerns about conditions there – but with Bristol’s bleak rental market cutting off housing options, some s...
Riot charges handed to Bristol Kill the Bill protesters are rare in recent history of unrest in Britain
Protesters face up to 10 years in prison after being charged with the most serious of public order offences. Lawyers comment on what this means and how recent riots and protests have been dealt with by the criminal justice system.
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: Pornographer mayoral candidate faces assault and 'pimping' allegation
The independent mayoral candidate denies the allegations made by a young woman in an exclusive interview with the Cable
Luke Naish’s family ‘still having to fight’ after ‘uncritical’ inquest into his death
Luke’s Naish’s loved ones say care he received from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership was inadequate, and that his inquest did not deliver justice. They are the third family to criticise the Avon Coroner in recent years, and are now seeking a judicial review.
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.
The Bristol residents caught up in the cladding crisis and left in the lurch by the government
Despite recent announcements of billions to replace dangerous cladding, people across our region are facing huge bills to fix combustible materials and defective fire-stopping measures in their buildings.
The Avonmouth explosion was horrific. But it wasn’t unprecedented.
The business of recycling sewage into fertiliser, and the wider wastewater treatment industry, have been chequered by explosions and industrial accidents