Labour leadership candidates make their case at Brighton hustings

The Labour leadership candidates set out their stall at a hustings at the Grand hotel in Brighton today (Saturday 29 February). Party members from Brighton and Hove and beyond quizzed the three candidates still in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn about their vision and their...
Posted On 29 Feb 2020 at 11:14 pm

Brighton and Hove Labour parties pick leadership rivals

Labour’s three constituency parties in Brighton and Hove have chosen which MPs to back in the contest to become the next national leader and deputy leader. The two Brighton constituencies – Kemptown and Pavilion – picked Rebecca Long-Bailey while Hove plumped for Sir Keir Starmer...
Posted On 13 Feb 2020 at 11:58 am

Brighton Kemptown Labour Party decides tonight which Labour leadership candidate to endorse

Today Brighton Kemptown Labour Party votes on who to nominate for the Labour leadership. Brighton Pavilion Labour Party and Hove and Portslade Labour Party will vote on Saturday (8 February). Member-only meetings to decide on the Constituency Labour Party (CLP) nominations are...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020 at 3:55 pm

Brighton and Hove ‘shines a light’ for Europe

Brighton and Hove for Europe organised a vigil last night (Friday 31 January) next to the Peace Statue on Hove Lawns as a simple moment to remember Britain’s contribution to the European Union and a solemn moment for people to come together to say goodbye. The crowd sang...
Posted On 01 Feb 2020 at 2:08 pm

Brighton charity wins lottery funding for its ‘Stay Alive’ anti-suicide mobile phone app

Grassroots Suicide Prevention is celebrating an award earlier this week of a grant to transform its “Stay Alive” mobile phone app. The smartphone app has had more than 120,000 downloads since its launch in 2014 and research suggests that it has had a positive effect in helping to...
Posted On 18 Jan 2020 at 2:58 pm

Volunteers needed to help feed vulnerable people this Christmas

FareShare Sussex urgently needs volunteers to help collect food in the coming week. It said that help was needed with its Tesco Food Collection from Thursday 21 November to Saturday 23 November. FareShare delivers surplus food to 122 frontline charities in Brighton and Hove and...
Posted On 16 Nov 2019 at 2:46 pm

Film Brighton presents High Water: Death by drug overdose or murder?

Shooting is under way for High Water, a feature-length thriller that opens with the discovery of a young man, Jake, dead on the beach in Brighton. It’s a film directed and co-written by Ewan Gorman who also wrote and directed the Beast of Bevendean in 2014, available on Amazon...
Posted On 12 Oct 2019 at 8:45 pm

Hove MP pushes ministers on bill to protect domestic abuse victims

Yesterday, Hove MP Peter Kyle urged the government to finally outlaw the cross-examination of abuse victims in family courts by perpetrators. In a House of Commons debate Mr Kyle urged ministers to make sure that the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill was carried over to the next...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019 at 2:06 pm

Brighton MP announces first Green ‘new deal’ bill

As thousands gather for what is expected to be Britain’s biggest climate demonstration yet, MPs Caroline Lucas and Clive Lewis are launching the first legislative attempt to introduce a Green “new deal” bill in Parliament. According to the Green Party, the bill aims to transform...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019 at 7:13 pm

Thousands from Brighton and Hove face losing their vote in European elections

Thousands of Europeans who live in Brighton and Hove face being turned away from polling stations when they turn out to vote in the European elections. The situation is a repeat of a problem that was highlighted at the last European elections in 2014 and could affect as many as...
Posted On 29 Apr 2019 at 11:11 pm