Forty years of the rainbow flag – why we still need to wear the symbol with pride

Next weekend marks one of the biggest in the city’s calendar as we come together to celebrate our LGBT community for Pride. As we did for Trans Pride on Saturday 21 July, Greens will once again march with all those who stand together for equality and liberation. This year is also...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018 at 11:23 pm

Piano lessons proved key for novice politician

Every time I walk past the piano in Brighton railway station I smile. It makes me so happy for lots of reasons. It was four years ago that I put it there and the story behind it is quite funny and taught me a lot of lessons about politics. I had only been a political candidate...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018 at 11:21 pm

Three Brighton and Hove rabbis signed letter to Labour over anti-semitism

Three rabbis from Brighton and Hove were among the 68 British rabbis who signed a letter urging the Labour Party to listen to their community in the row over anti-semitism. They were Rabbi Hershel Rader, of the Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, of...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018 at 10:15 pm

Drugs seized and three Brighton men arrested in raids before Pride

A significant amount of drugs and money has been seized in raids in the run up to Pride this weekend, Sussex Police said this evening (Thursday 2 August). Three men from Brighton were arrested in the raids on two separate properties, the force said. In a statement, Sussex Police...
Posted On 02 Aug 2018 at 7:53 pm

Brighton hospital bosses give upbeat report ahead of official inspection

Brighton hospital bosses have given an upbeat assessment as they flagged up an impending official inspection. Marianne Griffiths, who runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said that she believed that inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) would see a “huge...

Licensing chiefs rebuff firms hoping to party during Brighton Pride

Businesses hoping to celebrate Pride this weekend by laying on a party have been rebuffed by council licensing chiefs. Twenty-two firms from bars to coffee sellers to car hire companies have applied for permission to sell alcoholic drinks as huge crowds are expected in town. But...