“It’s not just about venues, but the culture of this country”: Fleece owner Chris Sharp
After the #SaveThekla campaign breathed new life into the conversation around protecting Bristol’s nightlife, the Cable spoke to The Fleece’s Chris Sharp, who’s seen it all
Explore and help us investigate the Bristol properties owned offshore
From major hotels and office blocks, to flats and single car parking spaces, hundreds of properties in Bristol are owned through companies based overseas. Most of these companies are based in tax havens, marked by secrecy and opportunities for dodging taxes or hiding the origins of their money.
First step towards planning law to protect nightlife from developments
The legislation that would stop venues being shut down by noise complaints has even received backing from Paul McCartney.
Calls for Bristol Night Czar to fight for city's nightlife
Nightclubs and music venues increasingly under threat from new developments, experts say Bristol can take a leaf out of London’s book. Photo: DHP Family
Bristol nightlife: This is how ravers and residents can live in harmony
With night-time venues under threat and struggling financially, policy-makers are pushing for policies to tackle the housing crisis without ruining Bristol’s beloved nightlife.
Opinion: Creative solutions for the city’s van dwellers could be a win-win for everyone
A van dweller argues that community and council engagement could find solutions that suit Bristol’s diversity and tolerance.
In Bristol, people are turning to alternative unions like ACORN and the IWW to get their voices heard on critical issues such as housing and workplace inequality.
Breaking: 100 “affordable” homes for Blackberry Hill development
Developer Galliford Try has agreed to include 100 "affordable" homes at the proposed 305 unit Blackberry Hill site in Fishponds.