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Plight of Brighton HIV charity ‘brought to its knees’ raised in Parliament

The plight of a Brighton-based HIV charity ‘brought to its knees’ by a funding shortfall has been raised in Parliament by Hove MP Peter Kyle.

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Brighton and Hove for Europe at the Unite for Europe march in London on March 25

Pro-Europe campaigners to ‘stage a show of unity’ against a ‘hard Brexit’

‘Remainers’ are to link arms outside Hove Town Hall tomorrow evening (March 29), to protest against ‘a hard Brexit’ as Article 50 is triggered.

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The North Laine, Brighton

An economic strategy to tackle ‘uncertainty’ around Brexit

Brighton and Hove councillors discussed a new ‘economic strategy’ for the city last week, with particular focus on the imminent impact of Brexit.

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Catherine Mayer's new book

Women's Equality Party founder speaks in Brighton

The co-founder of the Women's Equality Party (WEP) spoke to a group of around 40 people at Waterstones Brighton on Thursday night (March 23), to promote her new book 'Attack of the Fifty Foot Women'.

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Warren Morgan, Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

Warren Morgan: Women’s rights should be celebrated and protected

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. Fifty years ago this summer, my mum left her job with Brighton Borough Council in Royal York Buildings on the Steine to deal with the small matter of my arrival. It would be another seven years before statutory maternity leave was introduced, and 15 more before all women qualified by right, so she had little option.

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The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Cllr Julie Cattell, lead councillor for planning in Brighton and Hove SUS-170321-160502001

Video: Views sought on 700-home plan for Hove

Residents are urged to give their views on proposals for hundreds of homes and offices on the fringe of the city.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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Michael Inkpin-Leissner, councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer ward on Brighton and Hove City Council

Councillor resigns from Labour over Corbyn and Brexit

A Brighton and Hove city councillor serving Hollingdean and Stanmer will now serve as an independent, after quitting the Labour Party.

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East Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in East Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Education is for all, not just a privileged few

Under the Conservative Government, money for our schools is being cut. 
In real terms, schools nationwide are set to lose £3 billion a year by 2020. Schools are struggling to make ends meet with costs rising for building maintenance, staff pensions and resources.

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Council leader Warren Morgan

Warren Morgan: We deserve better than division and uncertainty

This week the future of 17,000 Brighton and Hove residents was thrown into uncertainty when Parliament refused to guarantee the rights of other EU citizens to remain here. These are our neighbours, friends, work colleagues and partners. These are people our businesses and public services depend on.

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Caroline Lucas (Photograph: Jon Rigby)

Caroline Lucas calls for George Osborne to resign as MP

The Green Party MP for Brighton has called on former Chancellor George Osborne to step down as MP, after taking up the editorship of a London newspaper.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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Cllr Warren Morgan, the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-161130-165515001

Council leader calls for EU nationals’ right to remain post-Brexit

The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council has joined calls for EU nationals to be given the right to remain in the UK.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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Cllr Geoffrey Theobald

Geoffrey Theobald: Thank you to the young people who spoke out

I was extremely pleased with the outcome of the council’s budget meeting a couple of weeks ago. We managed to get agreement on five out of our six amendments which made all the hard work we have put into the process worthwhile. Our successes included:

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Hove Town Hall

Bun fight over burger vans and the Budget

It all began with a burger van.

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