NHS nurses rally again in Brighton tomorrow

Nurses and GMB, the union for NHS workers, are supporting a second national day of protest marches and rallies across the country including in Brighton and Hove. The union, which has been campaigning for “fair pay” for all NHS workers, is supporting members as they try to...
Posted On 11 Sep 2020 at 8:23 pm

Brighton hospital bosses reject call to recognise BME Network

Brighton hospital bosses have rejected a call to work with an existing BME Network for black and minority ethnic staff. The rebuff has been criticised by campaigners but hospital trust chief executive Dame Marianne Griffiths defended the decision. She said that the BME Network...
Posted On 31 Aug 2020 at 12:10 am

Zippos Circus moves to Hove Park this week

Zippos Circus returns to Hove tonight (Tuesday 11 August) but in a different location to usual to make it easier for people to keep to the coronavirus social distancing rules. The circus is due to throw open its doors at 7pm in Hove Park rather than on the Hove Lawns where the...
Posted On 11 Aug 2020 at 10:38 am

Hundreds of Brighton nurses rally for a pay rise

Nurse Kelly Robbins organised a march for nurses from the Royal Sussex County Hospital through Brighton to The Level today (Saturday 8 August). Similar protests were held around the country with nurses pushing for a pay rise and recognition for their service during the...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020 at 11:09 pm

Police and crime commissioner speaks out after surprise drop in lockdown reports of domestic abuse

The Sussex police and crime commissioner has spoken out after a surprise drop in the number of people reporting domestic violence and abuse during the coronavirus lockdown. Katy Bourne said: “While we are all deeply affected by this ongoing pandemic, those who have or are still...
Posted On 20 May 2020 at 7:01 pm

Food distribution at FareShare Sussex charity doubles because of coronavirus

FareShare Sussex has been swamped with new people and projects requesting food since Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the coronavirus lockdown in the third week of March. The number of vulnerable people thrown into food poverty because they have lost their jobs is greater...
Posted On 30 Apr 2020 at 7:18 pm

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