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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Southern train

Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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Victory for campaigners as youth service budget largely restored

Youth services were always going to be the big issue at this year’s Brighton and Hove budget meeting, and campaigners succeeded in persuading councillors to put £440,000 back into the youth service budget.

Hove Town Hall

Update: Brighton and Hove budget agreed on second attempt

Brighton and Hove City Council's budget was approved after a second attempt this evening (February 23), after an agreement between the Conservatives and Labour.

Protesters outside Hove Town Hall where the budget meeting was being held

Brighton and Hove budget voted down by opposition parties

After a six-and-a-half hour meeting, Labour's budget for Brighton and Hove City Council failed.

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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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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Consultation as hundreds of homes planned for Toads Hole Valley site

Residents are being urged to help shape planning guidance on the Toads Hole Valley site, which has been earmarked for homes, employment space and a new school.

Cllr Warren Morgan, the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

Council leader tells opposition: ‘We must work together on budget’

The leader of the city council signalled his willingness to work with other parties on passing the budget ahead of tonight’s crunch meeting (February 23).

The London Road viaduct in Brighton

Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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MP Caroline Lucas hit back at Katie Hopkins over her 'vegan lesbians of Brighton' comments

MP hits back at Katie Hopkins over ‘vegan lesbians of Brighton’ comments

A city MP has hit back at media personality Katie Hopkins’ ‘vegan lesbians of Brighton’ comments on social media site Twitter.

Brighton and Hove

Freeing up council homes with tenant fraud ‘amnesty’

Six families will be housed in suitable council homes after a ‘tenancy fraud amnesty’ by Brighton and Hove City Council.

The kiosk at its former home, before the move to East Street Bastion

Kiosk move sparks planning complaint

Residents have launched a formal complaint over the council’s handling of the relocation of a seafront kiosk to East Street Bastion.

Hove Town Hall

Council cuts and tax rises in Brighton and Hove

Taxpayers in Brighton and Hove can expect a five per cent rise on their council tax bill, but they will see further cuts to local authority services.

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Greens claim to have found a solution to reverse youth cuts

Brighton and Hove’s Green councillors said they have identified fresh income that could be used to protect key youth services.

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.


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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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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Sustainabiltity and Transformation Plans are set to be implemented across the country

Major shake-up of Brighton NHS services faces funding shortfall

A major shake-up of health services across Brighton and Hove is planned - but NHS organisations are facing a funding shortfall in the hundreds of millions.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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