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St James Priory: 900 years of refuge and healing

Tucked away between the coach station and the busy shopping streets of Broadmead, St James Priory is Bristol’s oldest building; a fragment of the city’s medieval ...

BAME hospital staff told to use easier-to-pronounce “Western” names”, watchdog finds

Hospital bosses told Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff to go by “Western names” while on duty because their own are too hard to pronounce, ...

Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing ...

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About the role The Bristol Cable is looking for a talented and motivated journalist to join our editorial team. It is an exciting time to join ...

‘It’s like a pain that never goes away’ – Retiring Bristol Flyers basketball player Panos Mayindombe on racism in sport

Photos: JMP UK Panos Mayindome lives in Bristol, where for the last four years he has played professional basketball for the Bristol Flyers. He retired this ...

West of England Mayor directed business that tried to profit from logging on rainforest island

The company had a shareholding in an offshore company with plans for logging in West Papua, but Norris says he wasn’t involved. During his 2021 campaign ...

The Bristol Briefing: Bristol’s Covid rate in top 10% in England

The latest Covid picture in the city is mixed. New cases are down 39% since last week, but Bristol’s rate is in the top 10% highest ...

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the Master of the Merchant Venturers, on whether they are an all powerful elite club, or just charitable business people

Subscribe to the Cable newsletter below and on Spotify and Apple Podcasts to get the latest from Bristol Unpacked. The Society of Merchant Venturers often gets ...

Bristol Energy consultant paid £242k last year

A consultant to the board of the city council’s failed Bristol Energy company was paid almost a quarter of a million pounds last year, it has ...

Local politicians, unions and organisations reject Government’s new ‘anti-refugee’ immigration law

The mayor and dozens of other local voices have spoken out in an open letter against the proposed Nationality and Borders Bill. Bristol City of Sanctuary, ...

Improvements at Priory Hospital Bristol after serious issues revealed last year

The private psychiatric hospital has taken urgent action following a damning inspection and ward closures in 2020.  Improvements have been made at Bristol’s main private psychiatric ...

Gasheads clash over club’s handling of Joey Barton assault charge 

Bristol Rovers go into pre-season friendly without Joey Barton, as club bosses try to dampen divisions over their handling of the controversial manager who has been ...

‘Tents and shipping containers won’t solve our homelessness crisis. Here’s what will’

Former council lead for housing, Paul Smith shares his take on what Bristol needs to do about homelessness. Photo: Arvind Howarth If there was one claim ...

Voi e-scooters are replacing more walking and cycling than car journeys

There have been calls by Bristol’s mayor to extend the year-long trial, but the scooters have been criticised over blocking pavements and safety issues. E-scooters are ...

The Bristol Briefing: Covid cases and hospitalisations continue to rise

There is promising news on the vaccine front, but the latest Covid picture in the city isn’t a good one. In the first week since the ...

Full toll of care home deaths in Bristol revealed as regulator finally makes data transparent

Criticism of government’s handling of crisis reignites as the Care Quality Commission releases data on the number of Covid-related deaths at individual care homes.  Nearly 300 ...

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on the ‘free speech crisis’ at universities with Bristol Uni Free Speech Society’s Harry Walker

The government are introducing a new law claiming to defend freedom of speech, amid an alleged crisis on British university campuses of ‘cancel culture’ and de-platforming. ...

‘The end of the mask mandate threatens Bristol’s young and vulnerable’

Masks coming off from ‘freedom day’ is going to restrict people’s movement around the city on Bristol’s buses. Photo: istock Face coverings have been mandatory on ...

How a police and council database is predicting if your child is at risk of harm

Approximately 90 children may have been wrongly flagged as being at risk of sexual harm by a database used by the council and police, according to ...

The Bristol Briefing: Covid hospitalisations on the rise before ‘Freedom Day’

On the eve of the final lifting of restrictions, infections in Bristol are at the highest point of the pandemic so far. On Monday, all Covid ...

Gloucester Road Wetherspoons: a chain changing Bristol’s fiercely independent high street

After seven planning applications, a derelict building in Bishopston will become a Wetherspoons. Opponents say it will damage the independent ethos of the old-fashioned high street; ...

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying on activists with anarchist and investigator Chris Brian

Chris Brian was a anarchist activist in Bristol and south Wales in the 90s and early 2000s. Unknown to him and fellow activists, deep undercover in ...

‘Nothing feels real’: My life with depersonalisation disorder

It took Joe Perkins 10 years to get a diagnosis of this largely unknown condition. Now he is determined to raise awareness so others feel less ...

The Bristol Briefing: 2,500 pupils in Bristol self-isolating

Infections continue to rise rapidly in Bristol, causing disruption to waste services and schools. Bristol Covid weekly update 🚯10% of Bristol Waste’s front-line workers are self-isolating, ...

Speedwell’s Strachan and Henshaw landlord served 18 month suspended sentence and fine

Following threats to his life from organised criminals, the defence lawyer argued that Wayne Braund would be in danger if he was sent to prison After ...

WECA scraps its climate plan: ‘Not ambitious enough’

Mayors and council leaders were expected to rubber-stamp a progress update at the meeting but instead dropped the plan altogether, deciding to write up a more ...

The Dispensaries: Healthcare in Bristol before the NHS

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The Bristol Briefing: Clean Air Zone delayed until summer 2022

Covid infections continue to rise sharply in Bristol, but hosptalisations remain low. Bristol Covid weekly update 😷 There have been 1,170 new Covid cases in Bristol ...