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

Labour’s rally resembled a pop concert with Jeremy Corbyn as the headline act

Hundreds of Labour supporters gathered on a clear September evening to hear Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at The Level yesterday (Saturday 23 September). He outlined his commitment to end austerity, save the NHS, protect refugees and homeless people and bring the railways, water...
Posted On 24 Sep 2017 at 5:12 pm
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New Brighton and Hove wardens to tackle business crime

Wardens are being deployed across Brighton and Hove to try to deter and disrupt criminals who are targeting businesses. Six community guards sponsored by Sainsbury’s and Mitie are now being deployed in Brighton and Hove alongside the current Business Improvement District...
Posted On 23 Sep 2017 at 8:03 pm

Brighton Met becomes first college in south to offer estate agency course

A Brighton college has become the first in the south of England to offer a new one-year estate agency course. The one-year estate agent and property services course is being offered by the Brighton Met – formerly City College. It leads to a “level 3 qualification” – equivalent to...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017 at 6:41 pm

Car crash survivor vows to beat pain to complete Brighton Color Run

A man who developed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) after a car crash has vowed to beat his disability and complete the Brighton Color Run. Martin Leppard will lead a team of people with the disabling syndrome – the Brighton CRPS Warriors – as they walk the five kilometres...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017 at 2:38 pm

Run for charity in Hove Park to promote men’s health

World champion athlete Colin Jackson CBE is calling all men, boys and Dads of all ages to run with him through Hove Park to raise awareness of men’s health and money for four national charities and the Martlet’s Hospice. The run will take place this Sunday (25 June) at Hove Park...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:39 pm

NHS cost-cutting plans revealed as Brighton hospital trust faces losing 400 EU staff over Brexit

Plans to close hospital wards and services, extend waiting times and stop some treatments are being considered by senior NHS officials, according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ). They are exploring the plans as they look at ways to cut spending across the Sussex and Surrey...
Posted On 10 Jun 2017 at 3:42 pm

Brighton Labour supporters turn out in force to hear livestreamed Corbyn rally

Labour supporters gathered to hear party leader Jeremy Corbyn livestreamed from Birmingham and live speeches from the two Brighton parliamentary candidates at the Synergy Centre yesterday. The first speaker was Brighton Pavilion candidate Solomon Curtis, who said that people had...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017 at 4:36 pm