Brighton prepares to celebrate Refugee Week

For 20 years Brighton and Hove has celebrated Refugee Week with events highlighting refugees’ contributions, resilience and creativity. This year Refugee Week runs from Monday 18 June to Sunday 24 June, with events in Brighton starting on Saturday (16 June). They include...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018 at 10:12 pm

Hove MP calls for fuss-free travel for Pride and greater investment in Southern Rail

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove, has written to Govia Thameslink Railway chief executive Charles Horton urging him to make sure the rail company puts on enough fully manned trains for Pride. The Brighton and Hove Pride festival draws huge crowds, bringing millions of pounds into...
Posted On 28 May 2018 at 8:42 pm

Hove MP supports stronger workplace protection for the terminally ill

Hove MP Peter Kyle has signed the TUC’s “Dying to Work” charter, pledging to support and protect employees who become terminally ill. The Dying to Work campaign was set up by the trade union body after the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire. She...
Posted On 21 Apr 2018 at 2:27 am

Brighton MP backs second referendum to reverse ‘calamitous Brexit’

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is backing a second referendum as only a “people’s poll” will stop the government “marching us towards a national calamity” that is a hard Brexit. The Greens’ joint leaders, Mrs Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, plan to spell out their message...
Posted On 03 Mar 2018 at 12:01 am

Brighton and Hove council wins funding for masterplan for area near station

A masterplan is to be drawn up for an area near Hove Station after a £70,000 grant was awarded to Brighton and Hove City Council. The money will be used to create a masterplan and try to turn it into reality on land labelled the Conway Street Industrial Area. Almost 70 people...
Posted On 17 Feb 2018 at 9:51 pm

Community group promises update on plans to build almost 1,000 homes in Hove

The Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum is holding a “Have Your Say Day” to share updates on plans to build almost 1,000 homes in the area. It is the sixth feedback day to be organised by the group and will include information about schemes at the top of Sackville Road, in Newtown...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 10:09 pm

Police commissioner asks Brighton and Hove residents to pay more to improve public safety

Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne wants local taxpayers to pay more towards the cost of keeping people safe and tackling crime. Mrs Bourne said that she had asked the government directly for more money. But she had also asked ministers to lift the cap on the police...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 11:25 pm

Number of living wage employers in Brighton and Hove reaches 350

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce and the Living Wage Campaign are celebrating signing up 350 local businesses and organisations to pay employees a living wage. At the moment, the Living Wage is £8.45 everywhere except London. The new rate will be announced on Monday (6...
Posted On 03 Nov 2017 at 3:28 pm

Family panto returns to Brighton this Christmas

Singer and actor David Essex is the virtual star of a family pantomime playing in Brighton over Christmas this year. The 1970s pop star will appear on an LED video wall as Baron Hardup in Cinderella at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Friday 22 December to Wednesday 27...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 6:46 pm

Hundreds gather at Stop Brexit rally in Brighton

Britain for Europe hosted a rally with speeches, a panel debate chaired by Polly Toynbee, comedy and music at the Dome in Brighton. The main speaker was Anthony Grayling, better known as A C Grayling. He opened by criticising the Labour Party for not singing the right song....
Posted On 26 Sep 2017 at 5:15 pm