The Bristol Cable Newspaper reports this quarter on the fines imposed upon a rogue landlord called Thomas Flight, whose tenants were subject to harrassment and gaslighting, and a “web of deceit” as the judge Michael Cullum put it. Mr Flight was ordered to pay twelve thousand pounds in fines and twenty four thousand to Bristol City Council for the costs of its investigation into his malpractice. Whilst the court heard that malpractice had been going on for several years, it was after the highly public harassment of the managers of the black community and LGBT+ friendly café and bookstore “Hidden Corner” in Autumn of 2021 that more parties began exploring the business interests of Mr Flight. Flight’s many layers of deception continued in the case. At a hearing at Bristol Crown Court in September last year, the judge presiding over the case threatened to remand him in custody if he did not disclose his home address.