Active living festival gets under way in Brighton and Hove

An annual “healthy lifestyle” and “active living” festival started today (Monday 20 September) in Brighton and Hove. TakePart is offering people the chance to try more than 100 free activity taster sessions as Brighton and Hove City Council aims to encourage people to get moving...
Posted On 20 Sep 2021 at 8:31 pm

Sixth formers encouraged to have covid jab before term starts

Health chiefs are urging all unvaccinated sixth formers to have their coronavirus jab before the new term starts. They said that they were calling for anyone who is yet to have the vaccine to come forward when invited – or attend a walk-in service if they are able. The Brighton...
Posted On 06 Sep 2021 at 11:52 am

NHS campaign group joins union’s protest against 3 per cent pay offer

Tomorrow campaigners from Sussex Defend the NHS plan to be out on the streets to support NHS workers in their campaign for a decent pay rise. They will be outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, from noon until 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday 25 August) supporting the...
Posted On 24 Aug 2021 at 8:31 pm

Health chiefs seek ‘community ambassadors’ from ethnic backgrounds

NHS chiefs are looking to recruit 10 volunteers to be “community ambassadors for diverse ethnic communities” and help change future health and social care services. The Sussex Health and Care Partnership, made up of councils and NHS trusts, said: “People from diverse ethnic...
Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 5:22 pm

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating HIV

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating new cases of HIV with a pilot project aimed at extending community testing. The aim would be to catch cases early, when treatment tends to be more effective and cheaper, and to eliminate new cases within 10 years. The three...
Posted On 28 Jul 2021 at 6:50 pm

Commissioner urges younger people to speak out about policing

Younger people are being asked for their views about policing priorities in Brighton and Hove and the wider Sussex Police patch. Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is even using a “gamified” survey to encourage them to make their voices heard and help her...
Posted On 11 Dec 2020 at 9:06 pm

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