Transport secretary to discuss second Brighton mainline

Campaigners have welcomed the news that Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, has agreed to meet with them to discuss a second Brighton mainline.

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Brighton celebrated in new guide by ‘godfather of hairdressing’

Brighton’s unique and diverse culture has been celebrated by renowned hair salon Trevor Sorbie in its Ultimate Style Guide.

Ann Bird

Ann Bird: How to write the perfect business press release

Media expert Ann Bird is leading a Brighton Chamber Bite-sized Learning session on ‘Writing brilliant press releases to achieve media coverage’ on 25 January. 
Here are Ann’s 10 toptips:

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Dan Pullen from the N+1 cycle workshop and cafe

Businesses at Brighton station speak out over strikes

“It’s catastrophic,” said Dan Pullen from the N+1 cycle workshop and cafe, just outside Brighton Station on the morning of the first day of the latest round of strikes (January 10).

Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Sally Francis, a senior writer at, explains five things women should consider after a month of excess.

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New MD at leading Brighton tech firm

A leading Brighton tech firm has appointed a new MD.

Clare Griffiths. Picture by Jim Holden

Skills app launched to help students

A digital tool to boost students’ employability has been developed by a university business expert.

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Kylee Charles: Content marketing trends for 2017

As a proactive business, you recognise that to expand your online profile, you need to increase your content.

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

Rail news

Travel advice issued ahead of three day train driver’s strike

Passengers are warned to travel by train ‘only if essential’ during three days of strikes by ASLEF drivers planned this week, said a spokesperson from Govia Thameslink Railway.

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The man said Tesco should ban customers who go shopping in their nightwear.

Shopper asks Tesco to ban customers in pyjamas and dressing gowns

A Tesco shopper has called on the supermarket giant to ban customers in sleepwear after posting a picture of two women walking the aisles in their dressing gowns.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4,000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4,000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Robb Cunningham is project and communications manager for Green Growth Platform.

Robb Cunningham: University event will help green businesses to grow

From helping us to breathe cleaner air, reducing waste, saving energy or improving biodiversity, local businesses can be the drivers of huge positive change across our city and beyond.

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New lease of life for Brighton pub

A 200-year-old pub has been saved by a Brighton brewery after the threat of permanent closure.

Traffic news

M23 blocked at Gatwick Airport

There are severe traffic delays on the M23 near Gatwick Airport.

The Poundland store in Montague Street, Worthing also cut its prices in October

Poundland to cut prices by 50 per cent tomorrow

Poundland has announced today (December 23) that it will be cutting prices on thousands of Christmas products by 50 per cent tomorrow.

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Sukin Renewing Body Scrub �11.95

Sarah Morgan: Give your glowing recovery a head-start over Christmas

When ethics collide with availability and affordability, it is a beauty win. Sukin is an affordable carbon neutral Australian brand with vegan, cruelty-free ranges that are consciously natural. Previously found at Planet Organic, Holland and Barrett and indie shops, Boots now stock them nationally (up to a third off online).

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Igniting Brighton’s Entrepreneurial Spark

Describing Brighton as a town with an entrepreneurial mindset barely touches upon how much of a magnet it has become for people wanting to start their own business.

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