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Tony Janio: We’ll work with other parties – unlike Labour

At a recent meeting of the Full Council, Conservative councillors tabled a motion calling for Government ministers to ensure that any resident of Brighton and Hove transitioning from the complexity of six separate state benefits onto Universal Credit will have the financial assistance necessary to make the switch as seamless as possible.

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Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-170126-092210001

Warren Morgan: We will do more to provide affordable homes

This week I saw what local government can do to meet the housing needs of local residents.

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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Warren Morgan, leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

Austerity has left us 'close to breaking point', says council leader

The Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council has called for the end of austerity, which is driving local authorities 'close to breaking point'.
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Green councillors campaigned for council-owned buildings to be opened to the homeless

Conference centre to be used as shelter for rough sleepers

A room in the Brighton Centre will be transformed into a shelter for people sleeping rough in the city this winter, the council said.
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Peter Kyle MP

Peter Kyle: Finding solutions to our housing and homelessness crisis

Anyone who lives in Brighton and Hove will have noticed that there are now more people sleeping rough on our streets than in previous years.

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Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: No justification for slow progress on homeless

One in 69 people in Brighton and Hove are homeless. Our city is ranked 20th of UK cities for homelessness, surpassing many London councils.

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Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-170126-092210001

Warren Morgan: Government must act as homelessness rises

This week the plight of homeless people across the country is again in the news, due to the hard-hitting report just published by Shelter ‘Far From Alone: Homelessness in Britain in 2017’.

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The designs for the King Alfred Centre from Kingsway SUS-160202-124658001

King Alfred developers bid for £15m to fill funding gap

With past failed bids to redevelop the King Alfred Leisure Centre, and a two-year period of quiet since the latest plan was revealed, it’s no surprise that there are fears for the future of the project.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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Tony Janio

Tony Janio: Getting the message across to young people

Having spent a few hours last week chatting ‘politics’ with a crowd of around 30 students, it became obvious to me that any discussion of ‘what happened in the 1970s and 1980s’ – the last time we were threatened by a hard-left government – was met with the same disdain that greeted folks as they attempted to discuss the McMillian government of the 1950s with me as a youngster.

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Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-170126-092210001

Warren Morgan: We need to innovate for the future of the city

Now is the time to plan a future for the economy in our city.

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GMB taxi drivers protest outside the Labour Conference in Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Upset as Uber's licence extended in Brighton and Hove

App-based taxi service Uber had its licence to operate in Brighton and Hove extended by six months in a behind-closed-doors meeting on Tuesday (October 31).
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Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion MP, argues in favour of a move to proportional representation during a Westminster Hall debate (photo from Parliament.tv).

UK has ‘outdated, dysfunctional electoral system’ - Brighton MP

The UK has an ‘outdated, dysfunctional electoral system’, according to Green MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas.

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Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Protecting residents from worst of universal credit

Universal credit, a benefit change that will affect 20,000 people in Brighton and Hove, is due to be rolled out across the city over the next few months.

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Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-170126-092210001

Warren Morgan: We need to keep moving forward and delivering

This week I wrote to the leaseholder of the Aquarium Terraces site opposite the Palace Pier saying that I want a response in the next couple of weeks with an action plan and timeline for redevelopment of the site.

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An artist's impression showing the main approach to the central courtyard and synagogue

Regeneration plans for Hove synagogue revealed

Plans to revamp a Hove synagogue will be unveiled at a public exhibition next week.

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Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty will call on the council to sign up  to the plastic-free pledge, and encourage others in the city to do so

Greens to call for 'plastic-free city' by phasing out bottles and straws

Green councillors are set to urge the local authority to take action on plastic, by encouraging traders, residents and businesses to use more sustainable alternatives to plastic bottles, cups and straws.
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The Aquarium Terraces

Concern over derelict seafront restaurant site three years on

The leader of the council has raised concerns over the delay to works on the Aquarium Terraces - which was set to be transformed into a private members' club.

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