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The Bristol Cable is one year old! Crowdsourced from the Cable's 450 co-op members, this edition’s theme centres around 'green' issues.

Still going strong! Ujima radio 7 years on

The past seven years have been an epic roller coaster ride for Ujima Radio, with the likes of Shaggy, Africa Bambaata and Benjamin Zephaniah appearing...

A silent mind’s view of Knowle West

Knowle West is a neighbourhood in south Bristol, home to 12,000 residents. Since its creation in the 1930s following slum clearance in the city centre,...

Taking The Piss: Agency Fees

Who’s trumping the rip off in unwarranted costs?

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Skilled training or cheap labour?

Apprenticeships have been heralded by the main parties as a solution to youth unemployment. The Cable spoke to people inside the world of apprenticeships to...

Guest Post: Hope Not Hate campaign, training & opportunities

Nick Spooner introduces issues of racism  facing our communities and ways in which you can fight back. Nick is an organiser with the national anti-racist campaigning...

5 more years of austerity! Frontline workers speak out

Following on from yesterday’s big anti-cuts demonstration in Bristol we spoke to frontline workers about their fears for the next five years. The shock is wearing off,...

My Story: Single mum facing eviction

My name is Jessica McLean. I’m a single working mum with two children. My landlords are trying to evict us in order to put up the rent....

An antidote to extremism?

A Bristolian Muslim’s perspective on countering extremism in all forms.

Whose Stokes Croft? The struggle for the city centre?

300 met to discuss and act on corporate gentrification of Stokes Croft in the face of developers plans.

A true story of a Bristolian fighting workplace injustice

For more info on the Bristol IWW see their website.

‘Stop the Eviction, Start the Repairs!’ Letting agent drops property after asthma protests

Drew Rose reports on a community response to poor housing and its effect on children’s health. Following a protest outside Central Estate Agents (CEA) on...

A worrying trend: The Rise of Luxury Student Accommodation

Alex Rankin looks at the growth of upmarket student accommodation and its effect on the local area. Bristol has always had a strong student presence....

Bristol's Housing Crisis Infographic

    A good graphic of a bad situation. See the full data used here.

The cost of cutting youth services

Delroy Hibbert is a Project Manager with the charity Full Circle, based in St Pauls, Bristol.

Going Out in Style

Local journalist and author, David Goldblatt, gives his take on Bristol Rovers’ trials and tribulations, on and off the pitch. Illustrated by Laurence Ware.

“We are not allowed a state on the ground, so we create one online.”

The Bristol Cable caught up with 5 Bristolian Kurds to chat about Islamic State, Kurdish communal life, and exile.

Breaking a glass ceiling: young Somali women reflect on their political activism

An interview by Kevin Boylan, an Irish writer, performance artist and film director based in Bristol since 1998. With Joanne Ball  and Dan Hughes. (Illustration: Sharon...

Fifth Capital’s Carriageworks redevelopment: “a degree smoke and mirrors.”

A planning proposal to be submitted this autumn by property developer Fifth Capital could kick-start the redevelopment of the long derelict Westmoreland House and Carriageworks...

Dodgy landlords and a community union in Bristol

Maria, a resident in Easton, tells her all too familiar story of dodgy estate agents, the troubles of finding a house in Bristol, and a...

"These homes need people!"

The Bristol Cable, visited the Focus E15 Mothers in Newham, East London, who occupied empty flats, turning them into a social centre and open house...

Back to the kitchen!

Ari Cantwell,  co-founder of the Coexist Community Kitchen, writes of the importance of food and free time.

Cake, Sewing Machines, Furniture...Plasters...

Claire-Lise Braun examines the resurgence of ‘make-do-and-mend’ culture at Bristol’s Repair Cafe. Illustrated by Jayde Perkin – jaydeperkin.com Bristol is not immune to the UK’s...