A police informant says he was let down, now his life is in danger
Avon and Somerset Police persuaded ‘John’ to provide information about criminals he’d grown up with. One officer’s bending of police guidelines has left him living in fear.
Speedwell fire update: Landlord of The Office blackmailed by gang
The Cable can reveal that the landlord of The Office – the Speedwell building, which burnt down last year – has been targeted by a gang in an alleged blackmail raid.
Too many Bristol teachers are leaving the profession. They tell us why.
Amid funding cuts and increased pressure to produce high grades, teachers are leaving the profession, while pupil numbers grow.
Avon and Somerset police to be sued over botched art heist investigation
The main suspect in Britain’s longest running murder investigation is seeking damages following his acquittal over the stolen art collection of cider baron and former Tory MP Esmond Bulmer.
The unsolved fire at The Office and the chequered history of a rogue landlord
Five months after the devastating fire at Speedwell’s Strachan and Henshaw building, ‘The Office’ tower is being turned into flats. The Cable investigates former owner Alan Dykes and his run-ins with the law.
Revealed: An anti-slavery court order was made against local boss Lopresti. Here’s evidence it may be being breached
The ice cream boss was banned from managing staff after an investigation found workers living in slave-like conditions
Revealed: Thousands of kids are being put in isolation, fuelling schools debate
A Bristol Cable investigation can reveal Bristol schools are sending children to isolation 1,000 times a week, shedding light on the controversial form of discipline where children are removed from class.
Exclusive: Council to “urgently” investigate Lopresti landlord business, but ice cream vans untouched for now
Announcement follows the Cable’s investigation and police action into the notorious landlords and businessmen.
Revealed: NHS under fire for steep increase in charging migrants for healthcare
Evidence suggests vulnerable people who should get free healthcare are being forced to cough up, while others are being chased by bailiffs.
Finally exposed: How Lopresti ice cream boss kept men in slave-like conditions, tenants and families in squalor. But people spoke out.
In a Cable investigation spanning five years, a shocking story has been uncovered.
Part three: A Somerset cider baron’s stolen art collection, heroin from Pakistan, two collapsed cases and a rinsed taxpayer
The tale of how stolen art belonging to a cider baron and former MP was recovered by a man acquitted of the murder of Daniel Morgan.
Part two: The troubled cop bent on solving the UK’s longest running murder case, and a key player in the phone hacking scandal
An art heist in Somerset, the UK’s longest running murder case, and the phone hacking scandal - three sensational stories weave into one.
Dark Arts: a true crime series
Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills revealed over three parts in a new Cable true crime series.
Part one: The axe murder suspect, Somerset Tory cider baron and botched art heist police probe
Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills.
Revealed: Evidence of racial profiling of thousands of British citizens by Home Office
MPs call for change as British citizens are being stopped in their thousands for immigration crimes, Cable investigation finds.
Investigating private schools: Not just the fees that are unfair
While state schools are at breaking point, Bristol’s private schools get millions in tax breaks as ‘charitable institutions’ – do they deserve it?