Brighton charity steps up efforts on World Suicide Prevention Day today

A Brighton charity is stepping up its efforts as organisations and individuals join forces on World Suicide Prevention Day today (Saturday 10 September). Grassroots Suicide Prevention, which operates nationally from Brighton, is among more than 70 suicide prevention and mental...
Posted On 10 Sep 2022 at 4:03 pm

Volunteer’s plea for help rescuing seagulls dying of avian flu

A wildlife rescue volunteer has issued a plea for help in rescuing birds dying of avian flu. Justin King, from the South Coast and Sussex Bird and Gull Rescue Network, said that he was at the end of his tether trying to rescue seagulls and pigeons, many of which have avian flu....
Posted On 17 Jul 2022 at 2:39 pm

Volunteers wanted to help save our seagulls and pigeons

Volunteers are wanted to help rescue seagulls, pigeons and other birds in and around Brighton and Hove. The South Coast and Sussex Bird and Gull Rescue Network said that it needed more voluntary rescuers to join their group which covers the coastal area from Seaford to Worthing....
Posted On 14 Mar 2022 at 12:16 am

Hundreds of Brighton residents gather to stand in solidarity with Ukraine

Stop the War Coalition organised a protest at Brighton’s Clock Tower today (Sunday 6 March). One of the organisers, Paddy O’Keefe, said that he was very concerned about the threat of a “nuclear holocaust.” He said: “The bombing of the nuclear plant, it’s the first time a nuclear...
Posted On 06 Mar 2022 at 9:48 pm

Archbishop of Canterbury talks to Brighton business community about leadership

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had a business breakfast with about 200 community leaders during his visit to Brighton and Hove today (Saturday 5 March). He shared his reflections on leadership – and the challenges that we face today – at St Peter’s Church, in Brighton....
Posted On 05 Mar 2022 at 10:59 pm

Active living festival gets under way in Brighton and Hove

An annual “healthy lifestyle” and “active living” festival started today (Monday 20 September) in Brighton and Hove. TakePart is offering people the chance to try more than 100 free activity taster sessions as Brighton and Hove City Council aims to encourage people to get moving...
Posted On 20 Sep 2021 at 8:31 pm

Sixth formers encouraged to have covid jab before term starts

Health chiefs are urging all unvaccinated sixth formers to have their coronavirus jab before the new term starts. They said that they were calling for anyone who is yet to have the vaccine to come forward when invited – or attend a walk-in service if they are able. The Brighton...
Posted On 06 Sep 2021 at 11:52 am

NHS campaign group joins union’s protest against 3 per cent pay offer

Tomorrow campaigners from Sussex Defend the NHS plan to be out on the streets to support NHS workers in their campaign for a decent pay rise. They will be outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, from noon until 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday 25 August) supporting the...
Posted On 24 Aug 2021 at 8:31 pm

Health chiefs seek ‘community ambassadors’ from ethnic backgrounds

NHS chiefs are looking to recruit 10 volunteers to be “community ambassadors for diverse ethnic communities” and help change future health and social care services. The Sussex Health and Care Partnership, made up of councils and NHS trusts, said: “People from diverse ethnic...
Posted On 04 Aug 2021 at 5:22 pm

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating HIV

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating new cases of HIV with a pilot project aimed at extending community testing. The aim would be to catch cases early, when treatment tends to be more effective and cheaper, and to eliminate new cases within 10 years. The three...
Posted On 28 Jul 2021 at 6:50 pm