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Gill Mitchell: We hope to improve your quality of life in the city

Despite the challenges presented by reducing budgets, the Labour-led council is pressing ahead with measures to keep our streets clean, and renew and improve the city environment. Modernising the on-street services that we all use as well as investing in good quality public open space remain key priorities. With many improvements made and more planned, we are listening to what residents say makes a real difference to the quality of life in the city.

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Cllr Geoffrey Theobald

Geoffrey Theobald: Funding must be found for essential services

Whilst I unfortunately cannot predict the outcome of Budget Council taking place tonight (February 23) I can stand firm and say that the Conservative Group believes 100 per cent in the necessity to implement each one of our proposed amendments.

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Jo Fuller

Jo Fuller: Vexatious Valentines

It’s February the month of L.O.V.E.

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Blaise is concerned that we may lose sight of good old fashioned common sense to mob rule

In the clamour for instant justice we shouldn't give way to mob rule

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.
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etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Prevention is better than a cure

The conscious underfunding of councils from the Conservative Government means they are really struggling.

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Lamb shank a triumph of meaty proportions at Hotel du Vin

Tom Flint: Wine glasses - Size really does matter

Wine, wine lovely wine, what a wonderful creation it is. 
Human beings have been making and enjoying wine for centuries and it must go down as one of our greatest achievements. 
 Give me wine over the wheel any day. Enjoyment of wine is something can bring people from all backgrounds together. However, there are some people who take their enjoyment of wine to a whole new level, a level that can be a little bit offensive to some.

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Warren Morgan: Getting the basics right in the face of cuts

This week we have continued to focus on getting the basics right and delivering the services you need locally, whilst preparing to face the setting of a very difficult budget next Thursday.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne: Hate crime will not be tolerated

Sussex’s police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on the rise of hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

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Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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Alexia

etc columnist - Alexia Rowley

Now love really is in the air

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A pie bird. Photo by Theocopse

Bakery Bulletin by Philippa Kelly: The rarely-heard song of the pointless pie bird

A pie whistle, a pie funnel, a pie vent, a pie chimney, a pie bird, and a partridge in a pear tree, are all the same thing.

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Blaise want to share the pain of getting on the property ladder with his children

By not planning to build we're constructing a crisis for our children

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

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Cllr Geoffrey Theobald

Geoffrey Theobald: Government is investing in city’s infrastructure

We hear a lot from the Labour and Green parties about how the government is cutting funding for local government as part of its austerity measures.

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Wes Game

Wes Game: Top tips for exhibitions

Brighton Chamber of Commerce is organising three mini-seminars for the Let’s Do Business Brighton exhibition show on 11 May 2017. Wes Game from the Let’s Do Business Group gives us his top 10 tips on what makes a great exhibition stand.

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Brighton Gin bar was a welcome addition

Tom Flint: The silent heroes of Sussex food and drink

Awards season is well and truly upon us. Last week we saw the launch of the BRAVO Awards, Brighton’s first 100 per cent public vote based awards, and later this month the Brighton’s Best Awards will be announced. 
 Whilst these are both tremendously exciting, this week I will be telling you all about The Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2017, that were announced at a black-tie bash at the AMEX in Brighton.

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Warren Morgan, Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

Warren Morgan: Business is booming in Brighton and beyond

This week I was down at Black Rock filming an interview for the council’s website about the £12 million funding we have secured from government which will lay the foundations for our Waterfront project.

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Bakery Bulletin by Philippa Kelly: Super little shell-like sponges

This week’s Bulletin takes us to France, (not literally - that would be a tremendous waste of time) and not just any part of France, but the Lorraine region.

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Richard Scott Innovation Manager at Wired Sussex

Richard Scott: Brighton’s Digital Catapult fires firms into the future

Despite the level of media attention the digital sector often attracts, you might be surprised to learn that according to figures published by the Office of National Statistics, the reality is that only 7 per cent of UK national output comes from the digital sector and only 9 per cent of businesses form part of the digital workplace. 

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Cllr Phelim MacCafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: We are a city of sanctuary - we welcome immigrants

I was among many who felt repulsed when our Prime Minister took Mr Trump’s hand on the same day he signed an executive order placing an immediate ban on immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries.

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