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'Children are being deprived of feeling part of their city'

Hartcliffe youngsters are campaigning for free bus travel for children.

Government ‘comprehensively failed’ Gypsies and Travellers, report finds

Inside a Bristol warehouse is a vast history of women’s fight for rights

Visuals

Watch: the women working on the tools and bucking the trend

Inspiring stories of local women bucking the trend and building successful careers in the trades.

Features

Banjo Island: the close-knit community behind the reputation

Edition 15

I did time for tagging

Should strip clubs be banned?

The renewal of the licenses for two strip clubs in Bristol in March reignited debate in the city about the presence of sexual entertainment venues...

A pioneering project to tackle gender-based violence needs help

The Cable speaks to Bristol Zero Tolerance about how the initiative to eradicate gender-based violence could be saved.

Voice: A Bristol guide to racist Halloween costumes

“If I can dress up as Captain America why can’t I be an ‘Arab’ or an ‘Indian’? And how dare you offend me by being...

The Bristol Reform Riots

October 1831 saw a blaze of anger and thirst for change in the city Over three days in October 1831, Bristol saw arguably the most important riot in British history.

How this Barcelona group is building community power

An interview with the vice-president of the Federation of Neighbourhood Associations of Barcelona

A never-ending journey

What can history teach us about how we got here and where we go next? The Journey to Justice project aims to find out by...

Dont knock EastEnders, it has important lessons for us all

A social worker justifies their not-so-guilty pleasure.

Discontent, despair and anger: responses to the Tasering of Ras Judah Adunbi

Desmond Brown encountered strong feelings when he asked local people to respond to the Tasering of Ras Judah, a 63-year-old black race relations adviser in Easton.

Elderly and disabled people’s bus access under threat

‘Keep Bristol Moving’ is a key aim of the Mayor, but low income disabled and elderly people could be left without the means to travel...

Opinions: Re-imagining the PRUs

Last edition, we investigated the surge in pupil exclusions from Bristol’s schools. Daniel Fox argues that ‘pupil referral units’ are an untapped resource to support vulnerable young people.

A hard day’s night

It’s not just the tooth fairy working hard all night – Britain’s three million (and counting) night workers are too. Documented here are just a few members of Bristol’s nocturnal workforce: people who keep the city humming along while the rest of us are tucked up in bed or enjoying a long evening...

I chose the way that speaks truth

An exiled Sudanese journalist tells her story of political repression, exile and integration

The History is Black

Poem from Bristolian rapper, poet, and musician Splitz P.

The infamous Berkeley affair

Peasants poached for survival, but landowners and the law brought them more misery.

Who cares for carers?

Dorothy Cook is full-time carer of her husband Malvin. She discusses the ups and downs of caring, but has her life changed since the new...

Bristol’s growing gambling addiction: can anything be done?

Individuals seeking access to treatment for gambling addiction in the Bristol area have seen a steadily increasing rise over the last few years.

Looking out for our wellbeing or spying on us?

The anti-radicalisation Prevent programme in Bristol, debated.

In conversation with Ken Loach

The Cable grabbed an interview with the godfather of political cinema to ask him about his latest award-winning film, I, Daniel Blake, and his famous socialist politics...

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