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Why are young people turning to prescription drugs?

The Cable speaks to John McGuirk, team leader and therapist at Off the Record, a mental health charity supporting 11-25 year olds.

Creatures great and small, with a side of creationism

Memories, challenges and the future of St Pauls Carnival

Boot Out Bailiffs

Opinion: Our mayor has an open goal opportunity to help thousands. Will he take it?

There is a strong moral and financial case to drop the medieval practice of enforcing debts with hired heavies.

Ideas and Action

Rising up to open opportunities in the arts

Reports

Watch: Do mandem need feminism?

“He said that he was nearby, and was going to come over and take my things”

This woman’s story of being on the sharp-end of the council’s debt collection policies.

Voices: “Why we’re shouting the names of Kurdish fighters from the rooftops of arms companies”

An activist protesting Bristol arms companies explains why they are putting names and stories to the victims of the arms trade.

Should strip clubs be banned?

The renewal of the licenses for two strip clubs in Bristol in March reignited debate in the city about the presence of sexual entertainment venues...

A rapper has made a track to #bootoutbailiffs

This local rapper is using his skills to call on the council to #bootoutbailiffs

“I owed £1. Bailiffs and the council forced me to pay £311"

This mum and carer was forced to pay 311 times more than the debt she owed.

The Labour councillor calling time on council bailiffs

He has been on the sharp end, and now wants to change how the council collects debt.

“I was chased by bailiffs and the council for a debt I never owed”

This man was hounded for 11 months for money he was never required to pay.

Bristol University lecturer: 'Why I'm going on strike'

As Bristol University staff go on strike over a pensions dispute, English lecturer John McTague writes why action is needed

Watch: This Bristolian (and a toy fox) fought ISIS

This Bristol activist joined the Kurdish forces who are fighting ISIS, being attacked by the Turkish government and struggling for a more just society in Syria and the middle east.

Listen: Debating diversity in the media

In December, the Cable brought together members of the local community and media organisations to discuss issues of representation. Listen to the full conversation here...

Watch: Mandem don't cry. Right?

A Bristol based platform offers a unique space for young men of colour. MANDEM is a Bristol based independent online platform for men of colour, spawned through conversations on the lack of diversity in the media.

Bristol's changing hostels in the age of Brexit

“In the ten years I’ve been working in the Backpackers, I’ve never experienced a situation like this.” Hostel workers on the impact of Brexit.

Opinion: Fitting that Bristol strikes at developers in week of Paradise Papers

Investigative journalist and member of the Tax Justice Network George Turner gives his take.

Voices: My community doesn't need a Somali word for autism

Autism cuts across all communities – understanding it is crucial. I am the Somali parent of an autistic child.

Voice: A Bristol guide to racist Halloween costumes

“If I can dress up as Captain America why can’t I be an ‘Arab’ or an ‘Indian’? And how dare you offend me by being...

From politics to potatoes: real views and stories from Bristol refugees and asylum seekers

From politics to potatoes: real views and stories from Bristol refugees and asylum seekers. People listened to the recordings while looking at the objects the...

On the front lines against ISIS

We hear from a Bristolian in the ongoing anti-fascist fight in Syria.

Voice: Drug deaths - “It doesn’t need to be this way”

After the loss of her partner to drug addiction, Cara joined the campaign advocating for drug legalisation.

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