Voting for the Momentum slate will destroy Labour in Brighton and Hove

Recent days have seen the news emerge that Momentum is attempting to deselect all existing Labour councillors in Brighton and Hove, with the exception of one. Of course this comes as little surprise, following, as it does, the vicious attacks against the previous council leader...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018 at 8:42 am

Greens pick candidate to challenge Labour in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean

The Greens have picked a local activist and campaigner to challenge Labour in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. Mitchie Alexander will stand for election to Brighton and Hove City Council next May in a ward that is regarded as safe Labour territory. At the last local elections in May...
Posted On 22 Jul 2018 at 6:48 pm

Balloon and sky lantern releases in Brighton and Hove may face clampdown

Calls to end mass balloon releases in Brighton and Hove received a positive response from councillors. Local Labour Party member Theresa Fowler presented a deputation to Brighton and Hove City Council calling for a ban on the release of balloons and sky lanterns. She said:...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 5:24 pm

Greater Brighton seeks funds for cultural, creative and digital sector

A funding boost for the creative and digital sector could be on the cards in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. The government is offering £20 million to encourage places like Brighton to do more with its cultural capital to boost economic growth. Ministers want more...

Call to end unpaid trial shifts in Brighton and Hove

Hundreds of people are working unpaid trial work shifts in Brighton and Hove without a job at the end. Today (Saturday 21 July) a day of action is taking place to highlight and oppose the practice. Labour councillor Nancy Platts spoke about the issue at a meeting of Brighton and...

Failing train service sparks new political signals

Like many regular Brighton to London commuters, the rail breakdown on Monday 2 July will live long in my memory. I was angry at the time and I am almost as grumpy now having asked a series of written questions of the government and had platitudes and zero information in response....
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 12:10 am

Latest train timetable is working, says new boss

The latest version of the Thameslink train timetable is working, according to the new chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). The company said that there had been “a positive start to the introduction of the new interim Thameslink and Great Northern timetable th...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 8:57 pm

Greater Brighton relies on working with our partners

I spend a lot of my time working on partnerships (I may have mentioned this once or twice already) and with partners on trying to deliver the services, infrastructure and growth that will meet the needs of our city for future generations. One strong example of the benefits of...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 6:26 am

Brighton and Hove is at risk from a political earthquake

Feeling weary? Tears in your eyes about the state of our nation? I will dry them all. I’m on your side. When times appear rough, and friends can’t be found, I would like to provide a bridge over our current troubled waters. It is clear that Britain stands, like a...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018 at 6:05 am

Hundreds of low-cost homes planned for Brighton hospital site

Hundreds of low-cost homes for working people in Brighton and Hove are being planned for the Brighton General Hospital site. As many as 400 to 600 homes could be built by the £120 million joint venture set up by Hyde housing association and Brighton and Hove City Council. Council...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018 at 9:21 pm