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Column: Helpful tips to tackle the trauma of tinnitus

If you are suffering with tinnitus, then it helps to speak to someone who really knows what you are going through. Ears, nose and throat surgeon, Mr Mike O’Connell from The Montefiore Hospital in Hove, shares his own personal experience, and offers advice.

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Kerry Watkins from Social Brighton

Kerry Watkins: Social media tips to help market you business

The world of social media never stands still. There have been several major changes over the past few months which could impact how you market your business. What can your business do to stay ahead of the curve?

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Cllr Tony Janio, leader of the Conservatives on Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-180215-140221001

Tony Janio: We are reluctantly backing Labour’s budget for the city

If you ever find yourself sitting next to a six-year-old as they browse the telly for ‘Peppa Pig’, detail the intricacies of ‘Mindcraft’ and explain the circumstances when a ‘tablet’ needs a ‘reboot’ you, like me, might feel a twinge of inadequacy.

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David Gibson, Brighton and Hove Green councillor

David Gibson: The council is borrowing money for housing – so why not spend it?

There is a housing crisis in our city. Rough sleeping in Brighton and Hove has more than doubled in the last two years. According to Shelter one in 69 households in the city are homeless. Local reports show that almost half of all those in temporary accommodation in our city are pregnant or have dependent children; 12 per cent were fleeing domestic violence.

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

Warren Morgan: We’ll deliver affordable homes in our city

Every day the council I lead delivers services to the 280,000 residents of Brighton and Hove.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Recognising contributions to society

One of the big events coming up in Chichester is the ceremony in which Tim Peake will be granted the Freedom of the City.

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Hove MP Peter Kyle

Peter Kyle MP: A word on Oxfam

I’ve spoken a lot in the media these past few days because there’s a lot I wanted to say about aid and development. Most of you know that I was an aid worker myself for almost a decade, and then completed a doctorate on development at Sussex University. It’s something a care a lot about.

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Jo Fuller: Comfort eating, Netflix and internet dating.

Jo Fuller: Comfort eating, Netflix and internet dating.

January is over!

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Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Cuts mean dirty streets and rampant graffiti

Watching Northamptonshire County Council go bankrupt last weekend the Labour leader of the council suddenly found his voice to oppose Tory austerity.

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The Borough Leader with Cllr Peter Chowney

We have avoided cuts to front-line services

On February 21st, Hastings Council will meet to agree a budget for 2018/19. 
Each year, it gets increasingly difficult to make the books balance. But this year, thanks to efficiency savings and income generation, we’ve managed to produce a budget with no cuts to front-line services.

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Jason Kluver, COO of Shadow Foundr

COLUMN: Ideas need investment to turn them into reality

Brighton is teeming with a mix of clever, creative and enterprising people. The city is a start-up hotspot – and while some soar, most are small and micro businesses.

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Cllr Emma Daniel

Emma Daniel: New troubleshooters will aid residents’ harmony

As lead member for our neighbourhoods, I was very pleased that last week council discussed our plans to establish a new role of “community troubleshooter” across the city.

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Georgian houses in Brighton

Graham Chainey: Time to rein in the holiday-let industry

From my window, I see a row of Georgian houses – all bow windows and mathematical tiles –that stand in darkness for most of the week. Desirable residences, they used to be occupied by families. Now they’re all “party houses”.

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Cllr Tony Janio

Tony Janio: Conservatives fight for the city’s young people

My last article here described how the Conservative Government had made real improvements to the education system after fighting Labour scaremongering, and that this had resulted in schoolchildren in England who had been wholly educated under a Conservative Government having the best reading skills in a generation. I have, since publication, been challenged regarding my sincerity about improving the life chances of our young.

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

Warren Morgan: Government must change council-funding policy

With local government in the spotlight at the moment it is easy to forget just how many services local councils run. Not just the bins and the street lights, but care for older people and children, making sure restaurants serve safe food, maintaining and improving all kinds of infrastructure, and making sure the conditions are right for local businesses to succeed.

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Liam Barrett

On Your Marks: Fellow cricketer 'Bazza' is taking up a similar challenge

Part of the joy of taking up this challenge of a half marathon is seeing how many people do similar events.

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Cllr Phelim MacCafferty

Phelim MacCafferty: We must take action and challenge corporations

Twenty seven years ago I marched with my father against a toxic waste incinerator being built by manufacturing firm Dupont.

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

Warren Morgan: The Government should back our housing plans

Few argue that Brighton and Hove needs more housing, the debate is usually about where to build it and how affordable it is.

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BLAISE TAPP: Is micro-cheating the first dumb trend of 2018?

BLAISE TAPP: Is micro-cheating the first dumb trend of 2018?

There must a point in everybody’s life when they say ‘I am not sure if I belong here anymore’, as if the world has moved into a different gear and left them behind.

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Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce team - Amy Lishman membership manager.  Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate

Amy Lishman: Learn how to network like a pro with some great tips

Networking. Generally something that people loathe but mostly everyone agrees they must do it. Here are my top tips to boost your networking success in 2018.

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