Investigations

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

How two survivors of abuse were failed. And how they fought back.

A story of two women on the sharp end of organisational failures, who refused to be victims.

The cornerman cast of characters

Meet the players in a vast criminal network linking Bristol to London.

Episode 2: Bangers and mash, football and boxing

The gangster jailed for drugs and blackmail who courted footballers, boxers and MMA fighters.

Episode 1: Unmasking The Cornerman

This Bristol Cable investigation exposes one of Britain’s most elusive organised crime bosses after two decades in the shadows.

A secret side of Bristol is revealed by the Cornerman crime series

There's no two ways about it, the Cornerman series is 'sensational', but not at the expense of accuracy, rather because of it.

Bristol’s ketamine dealers: trapped in luxury

Falling into it, dealing with your own habit- quitting dealing can be just as hard as giving up a drug addiction.

Revealed: Homemade Spice infiltrates Bristol prison

Drones, rampant violence and under-staffing as HMP Bristol struggles to deal with Spice problem.

Bristol Brexit millionaire Banks lied to parliament about his campaign, say whistleblowers

Major Brexit bankroller, now under investigation by the National Crime Agency, “deliberately misled” parliament about his insurance company’s political work, and amassed campaign data ‘warchest’

Revealed: The aristocrats behind Totterdown’s unaffordable tower blocks

Bristol’s red hot housing crisis is attracting a globetrotting elite. One owns this castle.

Bank robbery: the ‘theft of the century’ and a house in Fishponds

Unsuspecting local business owner shocked to learn that companies registered to his property used by fraudsters.

Revealed: Bristol’s drug services dogged by problems

Bristol’s restructured drug and alcohol services are going “disastrously badly” in places, workers in the sector have told the Cable, fuelling concerns that drug users are being put at risk.

Investigation: Bristol’s invisible sex trade

The police are struggling to deal with sexual exploitation happening online. How does this off-street sex trade operate in this city?

Exclusive: Former coppers, including undercover, exposed in police data blunder

While police are fighting to protect the identities of officers during the ‘spycops’ public inquiry into undercover policing, an Avon and Somerset Police Facebook group has exposed the identities of former officers, including covert police.

EXCLUSIVE: Council policy on van living outlines greater enforcement powers

Bristol is to become one of the first places in the country to have a stretegy for vehicle dwellers, but some fear it could simply end up displacing people. 

Revealed: NHS staff in Bristol are being worked until they’re sick with stress

In the 70th year of the NHS, an investigation by the Cable reveals that those who care for the nation are in need of serious attention.

Revealed: Tory financiers are cashing in on the bailiffs used by the council

The bailiff firm most used by Bristol City Council to collect council tax debts is part-owned by a firm of financiers closely linked to - and major donors of - the Tory party, the Cable can reveal.

The council have set bailiffs on tens of thousands of Bristolians. But there is another way.

This investigation is part of a Bristol Cable campaign calling on the council to stop using bailiffs to collect council tax.