Voices

Bristol midwife: 'The system is broken and is breaking us with it'

Staff shortages, increased pressure and mental health issues are threatening to cause a mass exodus from midwifery. A Bristol midwife explains why she and her colleagues are taking to the streets this weekend to call for urgent action.

'Airport expansion in an age of climate crisis is a moral decision. Anything else is greenwashing'

‘Nothing feels real’: My life with depersonalisation disorder

Coronavirus in Bristol

‘My family caught Covid in an outbreak at our son’s school. We’re not out of the woods yet.’

There has been a significant number of Covid outbreaks at Bristol schools amid concerns about the Delta variant.

Coronavirus in Bristol

New Covid vaccine trials – a guinea pig speaks out

Coronavirus in Bristol

'My operations were cancelled because of Covid. I'm still waiting in pain.'

'My insight into the Covid-19 testing fiasco in Bristol'

The national Covid-19 test and trace process is failing. But I didn’t realise to what extent until I tried to get my child tested after getting a fever late one Sunday night.

Losing myself: my experiences of psychiatric hospitals

My time in hospitals kept me alive when I was unable to do that myself, but it came with its own set of wounds. Now, I want to be part of changing the system.

Down but not out: Voices of young people excluded from school

Often marginalised, rarely listened to or understood, the Cable has been working with young people who have left mainstream education to give them a voice.

'Children are being deprived of feeling part of their city'

Hartcliffe youngsters are campaigning for free bus travel for children.

Diary of a learning disabilities nurse

On the centenary of the establishment of the profession, a student learning disabilities nurse explains the crucial daily work they do.

Music learning is fading out from schools. We’ll lose more than the screech of recorders.

Music lessons were some of my fondest moments of school. But in a city renowned for live music and across the country, music learning is under threat.