Caroline Lucas tackles taxing matters on Question Time

Caroline Lucas was one of two panellists with a Brighton connection on the BBC One programme Question Time tonight (Thursday 9 April). Dr Lucas, who became Britain’s first Green MP when she was elected to represent Brighton Pavilion, addressed questions on political mud-slinging,...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 11:47 pm

UKIP criticises opponents for intimidating potential candidates

The UK Independence Party has criticised some of its opponents for intimidating potential candidates. The party has nominated candidates for every ward in Hove in the local elections on Thursday 7 May. But the other two constituency parties had more difficulty in attracting...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 5:46 pm

Hundreds sign petition calling for withdrawal of ‘victim-blaming’ anti-rape poster

A feminist campaigner has started a petition calling on Sussex Police to withdraw controversial anti-rape posters which they say blame the victim. The posters feature two young women and urge them not to leave their friends alone at night or go off alone with a stranger to...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 5:37 pm

Full list of general election candidates in Brighton and Hove published

The full list of general election candidates in Brighton and Hove has been published. Nominations closed at 4pm today (Thursday 9 April) for the three constituencies – Brighton Kemptown, Brighton Pavilion and Hove. The candidates are Brighton Kemptown Ian Buchanan (UKIP) Paul...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 5:23 pm

Liberal Democrats nominate candidates for almost every ward in local elections in Brighton and Hove

The Liberal Democrats have nominated candidates for 20 out of the 21 wards in the local elections in Brighton and Hove on Thursday 7 May. The party is putting up 30 candidates although all 54 seats on Brighton and Hove City Council are up for grabs. Nominations closed at 4pm...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 4:40 pm

‘Very high’ levels of air pollution forecast on south coast tomorrow

The Government has warned people to reduce outdoors exercise tomorrow as very high levels of air pollution are forecast. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says a combination of pollutants trapped near the ground, a light southeasterly flow bringing additional...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 4:19 pm

Labour nominates candidates for all 54 seats in local elections in Brighton and Hove

The Labour Party has nominated candidates for all 54 seats in the local elections in Brighton and Hove on Thursday 7 May. Nominations closed at 4pm today (Thursday 9 April). Bob Carden is retiring as one of the two councillors for North Portslade, Brian Fitch, who spent the past...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 4:13 pm

Conservatives nominate candidates for all 54 seats in local elections in Brighton and Hove

The Conservative Party has nominated candidates for all 54 seats in the local elections in Brighton and Hove on Thursday 7 May. Nominations closed at 4pm today (Thursday 9 April). Graham Cox is standing down to contest the Hove seat in the House of Commons at the general election...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 4:05 pm

Greens nominate candidates for all 54 seats in local elections in Brighton and Hove

The Green Party has nominated candidates for all 54 seats in the local elections in Brighton and Hove on Thursday 7 May. Nominations closed at 4pm today (Thursday 9 April). Council leader Jason Kitcat is standing down in Regency along with the other ward councillor, his wife Anya...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 3:59 pm

Brighton and Hove’s fire service chief to retire

The man in charge of Brighton and Hove’s firefighters is to retire. Des Prichard has spent 20 years with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service – the past 14 as chief fire officer. Mr Prichard joined what was then known as the fire brigade 39 years ago in Buckinghamshire, the county...
Posted On 09 Apr 2015 at 3:30 pm
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