We’re working to diversify the Cable team. Let’s start with our freelancer base

The Cable exists to challenge the structure of the media, but we are not representative enough of our city. Here’s what we’re doing to change things.

Explained: WTF are Bristol’s local elections all about?

Bristol goes to the polls in May to decide which party will run the city as we enter the post-mayoral era. Here’s your in-depth guide to the local elections.

How a media backlash led to a St Paul’s woman’s dramatic release from prison

In 1933 Mary Burridge, a poor mother of five, was sentenced to a month’s hard labour after stealing a few items of food at Easter. But after a national outcry over her treatment, a wealthy lawyer flew to Cardiff to free her from prison.

Bristol is about to ditch its mayor. What can it learn from Sheffield?

The clock is ticking down on Marvin Rees’ time in charge, with a new less centralised power structure based around committees replacing the mayoral model. With a similar transition having taken place in South Yorkshire, are there lessons for our city?

‘It’s completely put a stop to Mariella’s life’: The lasting impact of being convicted on a riot charge

Three years after her arrest for ‘rioting’ at a Kill the Bill protest, Mariella Gedge-Rogers is serving a lengthy jail term on a controversial and rarely used criminal charge. While she struggles to rebuild her life, police officers who brutally beat demonstrators still aren’t being held to account.

What matters most to you about Bristol’s local elections?

We want to hear from readers what questions they'd like us to answer ahead of our comprehensive guide to May's local elections.

The ‘Red Scout’: how a boy from Brislington became caught up in anti-communist hysteria

Seventy years ago this month, Paul Garland was kicked out of the Scout movement over his links to the British Communist Party, with his case making the pages of Time magazine and sparking debate in the House of Lords.

Listen: The Debrief – how and why we’re joining a citywide campaign to tackle knife crime

Cable journalists Sean Morrison and Priyanka Raval sit down to discuss why we’re joining the Together for Change campaign against knife crime.

Open letter: Together for Change, a citywide campaign against knife crime in Bristol

Today we come together as a city united to say enough is enough. We must see an end to the scourge of knife crime that...

Together for Change: The Cable joins citywide campaign to tackle knife crime in Bristol

Knife violence has had a devastating effect on the communities it has impacted in Bristol. Today we come together as a city to say enough is enough, with the aim of developing a community-focused 'task force'.

‘We can move the dial’: can Massive Attack set a new benchmark for low-carbon live music?

The legendary Bristol band have announced a huge hometown show for 2024. But will the eco-friendly event provide a model for a more climate-conscious live music industry?

Whistleblowers reveal institutional racism at local NHS trust

A Cable investigation spanning months has uncovered that complaints of institutional racism at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust went unheard, despite promises from management to tackle the issue.

Listen: The Debrief, as seven Palestine Action activists are found guilty of criminal damage to Bristol’s ‘murder factory’

Cable journalists discuss covering the recent 'Elbit seven' trial, which brought into sharp focus a Bristol-based arms manufacturer’s role in supplying Israel’s war in Gaza.