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

Drivers face eight months of roadworks on Brighton and Hove seafront for gas pipe repairs

Drivers can expect months of disruption and traffic jams until next January as the gas distribution company SGN seals gas main joints along the Brighton and Hove seafront. Roadworks will disrupt the A259 coast road west of the Palace Pier, along King’s Road and...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017 at 10:07 pm

Hundreds turn out for Save Our Schools rally

Save Our Schools Brighton and Hove organised two “school assembly” rallies in the sunshine at The Level, in Brighton, yesterday (Friday 26 May) and in Victoria Park, Portslade. The Green candidate for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas was the first to take to the...
Posted On 27 May 2017 at 5:56 pm

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