100 years of suffrage but there’s more to do

Today we marked 100 years since some women were given the right to vote and stand in parliamentary elections. This was a huge milestone that women suffered and died for. I am proud to have become the 419th female MP but we need to ensure that more women are able to take part in...
Posted On 06 Feb 2018 at 11:54 pm

Feeling washed out? Then you need a two day music festival in Brighton

You washed out? We are feeling the ‘Washed Out’ vibe! ‘Washed Out’ is a two day music festival located around various venues in the centre of Brighton on 13th & 14th April. The festival is a celebration of the modern punk, emo and hardcore scenes that are currently active...
Posted On 06 Feb 2018 at 10:07 pm

Counselling service for Brighton and Hove women faces axe after health chiefs cut grant

A counselling service for women – described as “a deeply valued lifeline” – faces the axe after health chiefs said that they were scrapping its grant. The service, offered by the Brighton Women’s Centre to help women with their mental health, is to lose an £80,000 grant from the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2018 at 9:11 pm

Hundreds call for end of £600 recycling fine company’s contract

Almost 400 people have signed a petition calling on the city council to end its contract with 3GS after its enforcement officers fined people up to £600 for putting a couple of cardboard boxes in the wrong bin. Alison Mapletoft, who makes cushions from her Hove home, started the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2018 at 4:42 pm

Kodo – One Earth Tour 2018: Evolution

Raising the roof of the Dome's Concert Hall, the Kodo One Earth 2018: Evolution tour brings us a show embodying the Japanese tradition of taiko drumming, infused with new rhythms and contemporary influences that keep their style fresh and lively.
Posted On 06 Feb 2018 at 11:42 am

Police chief speaks out about female genital mutilation to mark awareness day

Thirty cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been reported to Sussex Police in three years but no one has been charged, the force said. It added: “Sussex Police are supporting Female Genital Mutilation Awareness Day on Tuesday 6 February.” Detective Chief...
Posted On 06 Feb 2018 at 3:18 am