‘She was just left to it’: bereaved mother slams mental health care before death of her trans daughter
Family of Alexandra Greenway, who died in 2019, say she was let down by unfit and under-pressure NHS services, and by a ‘trans-blind’ approach that leaves people’s needs unmet.
Air pollution close to pre-lockdown levels as battle for solutions hots up
The mayor and council have changed their mind, and want to reduce air pollution without charging drivers, but critics are calling time on yet more delays.
Black History MonthRead more
‘You need to see yourself’: tackling the national curriculum’s overwhelming whiteness
“Put yourself into their shoes for a moment.” Aisha Thomas, the assistant principal at City Academy in Easton, is explaining how the national curriculum is...
Poet Lawrence Hoo, on decolonising education, and if he's now in the establishment
As part of the Cable's Black History Month coverage, Neil and Lawrence talk about the renaming of Colston Hall to Bristol Beacon, how education and the arts are key to building positive paths for young people and the role a poet plays in the political process of the city.
Taking a deeper look at the issues affecting Bristol
Another private mental health ward for children has closed. Now Bristol has no residential beds.
The second ward closure at the Priory Hospital Bristol in two months because of staffing problems has left Bristol temporarily without any residential beds for children. MPs, charities and a parent speak out.
Revealed: Failures in care for man who took his life at private mental health unit
Dominic Vickars was just 25 when he died while at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke in Weston-super-Mare, a private hospital part-funded by the NHS. Using evidence from the inquest and accounts from his family, we tell the story of how he was let down.
In this four-part true crime investigation, the Cable unmasks one of Britain’s most elusive crime bosses - the Cornerman, so-called for taking a corner out of every crooked deal that came his way and hurting those who don’t pay up.
Moving On: Racism against Gypsies, Roma & Travellers
In our series on Bristol’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities we examine the big issues facing these communities today and ask: Why, in 2020, do Roma, Gypsies and Travellers still face discrimination and hate crime on a daily basis?
Cable CommunityRead more
The Bristol Cable is not just a publisher, it's a community of 2,000 people
Inside: Private mental health services in Bristol investigated
Frontline workers and families speak out as the Cable investigates why private sector involvement is growing and what impact it’s having on people in Bristol.
Bristol Unpacked PodcastRead more
Coronavirus in BristolRead more
Going behind the headlines on the biggest story of 2020.
Frustrated and ignored: Meet people excluded from Covid-19 financial support
Three million UK taxpayers have had no access to the government’s Covid-19 support packages. Excluded Bristolians say they have been left struggling and feeling angry.