Former council leader defends plan to build low-cost homes in Brighton

Plans for more than 200 lie-cost homes in Whitehawk have been defended by the former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Warren Morgan, who represents the East Brighton ward, which includes Whitehawk, spoke out after the plans were criticised by fellow East...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 11:57 pm

Brighton councillor sets out opposition to new homes

A Brighton councillor has spoken out about plans to build truly affordable homes for the working poor in the ward that she represents. Councillor Nancy Platts said that the plans for 217 one and two-bedroom homes at the top end of Whitehawk would have an adverse impact on the...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 6:37 pm

Help us as we do more to help rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove

Tory austerity policies are causing people to be made homeless around the country, and in our city as well. As fast as we help people off the streets, new people become homeless. So as a Labour council we are tackling this crisis head on – and with our new services we have...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 6:36 pm

What price to pay for living in Brighton and Hove?

Although my recent experience of renting in the private rented sector has been a good one, for too many, renting still means poor conditions, insecurity and rising rents. From the landlords who’ve refused to instal smoke alarms to the estate agents overcharging tenants for...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:53 pm

A shameful episode in our history – and the inspiring response of young people

I’m on my way back to England after visiting Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where over a million innocent people were murdered during the Second World War. I was asked to join 220 students from the south east of England under the stewardship of the Holocaust Educational Trust....
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 5:12 pm

Formal review launched into homeless accommodation deaths

A systematic review of all homeless deaths is being carried out by Brighton and Hove City Council as concerns rise over the health of rough sleepers. This afternoon, councillors are due to discuss a spate of deaths in council-provided emergency and temporary accommodation in the...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 3:01 pm

Brighton and Hove MPs call for second Brexit referendum

Two of the three MPs for Brighton and Hove added their voice to the clamour for a second Brexit referendum. They spoke out in the House of Commons as Prime Minister Theresa May defended her draft deal for leaving the European Union today (Thursday 15 November). Peter Kyle, the...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 2:04 pm

Cheap homes for nurses to be built on part of Brighton General Hospital site

Cheap homes for nurses are to be built on part of the Brighton General Hospital site if an ambitious £200 million scheme goes ahead. Outline plans for 630 homes were presented to members of Brighton and Hove City Council and the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group...

Six-month reprieve for Brighton doctors’ surgery

A doctors’ surgery in Brighton has been given a six-month contract extension before it closes, the Green Party said. But “residents deserve answers” over the future of urgent care services, the party added. The Greens said: “Proposals to close the Brighton Station Walk-in Centre...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018 at 7:53 pm

Ferret therapy credited with giving health boost to youngsters from Brighton and Hove

Spending £3,000 on ferret therapy might spur some people to ask whether it was wise to let teenagers spend council tax payers’ money. It turns out that the relatively modest sum helped 10 young people with mental health problems a chance to benefit from the therapeutic...