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The Team


Frank le Duc, editor
07799 895798


Frank has worked on local, regional and national newspapers, including The Argus, the Financial Times and The Times. He has held various jobs from reporter to editor. He has taught and trained journalists since 1991 and was a visiting lecturer at City University. He presented The Vote on Latest TV. He set up Brighton and Hove News in 2009 – with help – and is still getting the hang of social media.


Jo Wadsworth, editor
01273 530 829 / 07748 183 839

Jo has worked in local journalism for many years, as a reporter, news editor and web editor. She was one of the first regional journalists on Twitter and is still addicted to social media and firmly attached to her smartphone. She has lived and worked in Brighton and Hove since 2009.


Sarah Booker-Lewis, local democracy reporter
07552 821702

Sarah has worked in local journalism since the 20th Century as a reporter, chief reporter, production editor and web editor. For the last ten years she has also trained journalists. She was born in Brighton and lived all but ten years of her life in the area. As local democracy reporter Sarah covers Brighton and Hove City Council and democratically accountable organisations.


Felice Southwell, community news reporter
07896 836503
Felice Southwell is a community reporter with a remit to cover Portslade, Hangleton, Coldean, Bevendean, Hollingdean, Moulsecoomb, East Brighton and Woodingdean.

She also reports on religious groups, disabled communities and other marginalised voices in Brighton.


Tim Hodges, Albion reporter



Nick Linazasoro, music editor

Born in Brighton, Nick eats, sleeps and breathes music, whether it’s from international artists or to what’s happening locally on the Brighton music scene. He has reviewed for The Argus, Sussex Express, Mid Sussex Times, Worthing Herald, Eastbourne Herald, Bexhill Observer, Hastings Observer and the West Sussex County Times.


Kate Darach, theatre editor

Kate Darach is a theatre maker, playwright and workshop facilitator. She gained her NCTJ in 2008 and has reviewed for the Argus, Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian Weekend Magazine.

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