Brexit opponents plan street party in Hove today

Opponents of Brexit are planning a street party in George Street today (Saturday 20 May). The event, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, has been organised by Brighton and Hove for Europe. The man behind it, Peter Cook, wants to use music as a vehicle for social change and urges people...
Posted On 20 May 2017 at 5:07 am

Lib Dems say 1p income tax rise would fund £31m boost to NHS in Brighton and Hove

A penny on income tax would give the NHS and social care in Brighton and Hove a £31 million boost, according to the Liberal Democrats. The party said that the money was vital to plug funding gaps as it made the tax rise it first key policy pledge of the general election campaign....
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 5:13 pm

Brighton MP wins environmental accolade

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas was named Britain’s top environmental hero by the Environmental Funders Network to markEarth Day today (Saturday 22 April). The Green MP beat the veteran BBC broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough and fellow television presenter...
Posted On 22 Apr 2017 at 10:08 pm

Greens call for a progressive alliance on the left in Brighton and Hove and beyond

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is calling on Labour and the Liberal Democrats to co-operate with the Green Party in key seats to defeat the Conservatives. Ms Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, co-leaders of the Greens, have written to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, the...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017 at 11:48 am

Brighton craft brewer opens own pub

A Brighton craft brewer has opened its own free house after taking over the site of a closed pub owned by Enterprise Inns. Landlord Rhys Davies threw open the doors of the Brighton Bierhaus – formerly the Jury’s Out and previously the Thurlow Arrms – on the corner of Edward...
Posted On 14 Apr 2017 at 12:20 am

Hove charity helps people climb out of debt

A Hove church has been celebrating the work of a charity aimed at tackling poverty today (Sunday 2 April). Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an ecumenical charity dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty across the UK. They have a vision of a fairer society with a...
Posted On 02 Apr 2017 at 6:59 pm

Hove residents see proposed design for regeneration of Sackville trading estate

Developer Mountpark’s initial proposals to regenerate the Sackville Trading Estate and the coal yard were the main topic of discussion at Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum’s Have Your Say Day yesterday (Saturday 18 March). The plans, which are still at the design stage, are part...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017 at 7:58 pm

Plans go on show for 600 new homes on Hove estate

Plans are going on show for 600 new homes on an estate between the railway line and Old Shoreham Road in Hove. The developer Mountpark will share its initial ideas for the Sackville Trading Estate and former Corralls coal yard at an exhibition on Saturday (18 March). As well as...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017 at 10:58 pm

African schools and clinics cry out for Brighton and Hove’s old computers

An aid charity is coming to Brighton and Hove to collect old computers to help schools and clinics in Africa. Computers 4 Africa is coming to the Sackville Trading Estate, in Hove, tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) and on Friday with an appeal for unwanted IT equipment. All data is...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017 at 7:31 pm

Crowd rallies in Brighton to show solidarity with migrants

A crowd rallied at the Clock Tower in Brighton to show solidarity with migrants last night (Monday 20 February). They asked people to imagine “one day without us” – one day without the migrants who live, work and study in Britain. Locally they include doctors, dentists and...
Posted On 21 Feb 2017 at 10:29 pm