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.
Community union’s intervention sees housing association eviction halted amid disrepair claims
Rent arrears proceedings by local social landlord that would have seen Cliftonwood man lose his flat are 'off the table for now', ACORN says
Bristol City Council slapped with warning over poor performance on freedom of information requests
The local authority has been criticised for years over its failure to responding to FOI requests within 20-day timescales.
From city of sanctuary to ‘city of opportunity’ – how Bristol can better integrate refugees
Asylum seekers and refugees should be thought of as ‘citizens-in-waiting’, people with rights, skills and potential, a new report argues. Instead, many people at the sharp end of the system feel shut out of contributing to society.
How local ‘health hubs’ could encourage more women to get checked for breast cancer
Bristol breast cancer rates are 16% higher than the national average, and women from deprived areas are less likely to attend appointments. We asked women about the impact better community-based services could make.
‘The sector won’t survive much longer’: can Bristol’s indie cinemas regain their pre-Covid highs?
Independent cinema in Bristol has been severely impacted by the pandemic and the cost of living crisis. Does it have what it takes to keep going?
Council to launch ‘overdue’ consultation on expanding landlord licensing
Bristol City Council wants to significantly expand landlord licensing in a bid to drive up standards for renters. But do the plans go far enough?
Greens win council by-election and keep seat to stay largest party in Bristol
The party won the most votes in Bishopston and Ashley Down, ahead of Labour, in what could be the last electoral test before next May’s local elections.
The gloves are on: the boxing charity helping young people bounce back
Photo essay: Empire Fighting Chance equips some of Bristol’s most marginalised young people with tools for survival and success
The Bristol police chief embroiled in corruption who died with a razor in his hand
John Henderson Watson had a long and distinguished police career and was Bristol’s chief constable for 14 years – before his career ended in scandal and his disappearance.
When words fail: Meet the Bristol group nurturing male musicians’ mental health
The Seed Sessions project combines counselling and music mentoring to help young men express themselves. We heard from its founder, one of the participants and a counsellor working with the group about the power of music as a therapeutic tool.
Urban growers are quietly laying the ground for a food revolution. Can it become a reality?
Growing fruit and veg close to home is better for our health – and could help keep us fed when climate change disrupts supply chains. Could doing more of it provide a secure, affordable, and sustainable way of meeting Bristol's needs?