Corbyn mobbed by cheering crowd in Brighton

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn emerged from a union conference in Brighton to a sea of cheering supporters this morning (Friday 23 June). And to the crowd’s delight he gave an impromptu speech outside the Brighton Centre in which he said he was proud of his party’s election...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 5:03 pm

Southern plans revised timetable as train drivers prepare for overtime ban

Southern said that it would operate a revised timetable if the company’s train drivers go ahead with a proposed overtime ban from next Thursday (29 June). The company said: “Southern Railway plans to operate a revised timetable that would give passengers more reliable services if...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 1:51 pm

Our highest priority has always been tenant safety, says council leader

The image of Grenfell Tower against the backdrop of the London skyline is something that will stay with all of us for a very long time. We must always remember the victims who sadly lost their lives and the emergency and public services who, alongside volunteers and the local...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 5:40 am

Opinion – Why being transgender was irrelevant in my general election campaign

As I stood on stage, a room full of expectant people looking up at me, I was totally focused on the next words that I would hear: “Sophie Rose Cook, Labour Party, 20,882.” In the space of five short weeks we’d achieved the seemingly impossible, taking a previously safe Tory seat...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 2:04 am

Wheelie bins for recycling delivered to 60,000 homes across Brighton and Hove

About 60,000 homes are being given wheelie bins for recycling instead of black boxes for paper, card, cans and plastic bottles. Black boxes will stay in use for glass. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “The bins are being introduced in response to requests from residents as...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017 at 1:13 am

RMT calls another 24-hour strike in dispute with Southern

The RMT guards’ union has called another 24-hour strike in its long-running dispute with train company Southern. The union said that guards and drivers would strike “over the safety impact of the extension of driver only operation (DOO) and the removal of guards from services”....
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 5:25 pm

Unions respond to Gibb report

The two main rail unions have responded to the Gibb report which was published by the Department for Transport (DfT) this morning (Thursday 22 June). The RMT guards’ union described the report as a government “fit up”. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said. “No wonder the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 2:17 pm

Brighton MP pokes her stick at DUP ‘dinosaurs’

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas angered Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs by calling them “dinosaurs” in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 21 June). The Green Party co-leader made the remark as she was challenged the Prime Minister Theresa May on the absence of...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 1:59 pm

Grenfell Tower cladding has not been used on Brighton council tower blocks

The cladding used on Grenfell Tower has not been used on any high-rise blocks of flats owned by Brighton and Hove City Council. The council said: “We can confirm that none of the cladding on local council high-rise blocks is made from the same material, or supplied by the same...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 12:58 pm

Train service is improving and will get better, says Transport Secretary in response to Gibb report

The train service for passengers from Brighton and Hove was not good enough last year but it is improving, the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said this morning (Thursday 22 June). Mr Grayling, responding to the Gibb report, which was published this morning, vowed more...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017 at 12:15 pm