Will city see a ‘grotesque socialist experiment’?

Feeling weary; tears in your eyes about the state of our nation? I will dry them all: I’m on your side. When times appear rough, and friends can’t be found, I would like to provide a bridge over our current troubled waters.

Cllr Daniel Yates

Partnerships benefit the city more than isolation

I spend a lot of my time working with partners on trying to deliver the services, infrastructure and growth that will meet the needs of our city for future generations.

Leigh Walton (pictured left) with debt adviser Rachel Dawson

Help for those with debt

By 2010, single parent and carer Leigh Walton was caring for her ill mother, her adult son with autism and her daughter.

Sophie Turton, director at The Joyful Web

Top tips to help you blog like a professional

Content isn’t king, the audience is king. Content is more like the court jester, desperately vying for their attention.

The Vale dos Vinhedos

Brazilian wine has great potential

Brazil makes wine? This was the universal response when I suggested a tasting of wines from Brazil for one of the Arundel Wine Society monthly meetings.

Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty

It’s time to drag Brexit back to drawing board

This week has been an unedifying fiasco for all in politics: a government in chaos, the official opposition sitting on the fence.
 With less than months until the proposed ‘exit’ date from the European Union we are no clearer about what it will mean for our city, residents or the country. It’s those of us left at the sharp end of government decisions – or indecisions – at council level who will, as ever, pay the price.

Cllr Daniel Yates SUS-180517-162737001

More council homes will enhance people’s lives

It’s just under two months since I was elected to become the leader of the council, and it’s fair to say that it has been an enormous learning curve for me.

Wanted: one lady friend for a handsome pheasant

Wanted: one lady friend for a handsome pheasant

He’s a real dandy; a bit of a stunner in fact and always immaculately turned out. He’s been here since we moved in.

Peter Kyle, Hove MP

Why we need a people’s vote on Brexit

David Davis, Boris Johnson and the other Brexiteers promised us the earth during the EU referendum campaign, yet when the moment came to show us in black and white how they would deliver it, they simply gave up.

Moving house

Juggling the Admiral, two teenagers and estate agents

Moving is generally accepted as being one of the most stressful things you can do in life. Bizarrely I quite enjoy it.

Theresa Pruvost

Recruiting your first employee

If you’re recruiting for the first time it may feel a little daunting.

Free University Brighton

Study a degree – for free

I first heard of the Free University of Brighton a couple of years ago when I went to Arianne Shahvisi’s lecture on Feminism, Gender and Sexuality at the Brighthelm Centre. It was fascinating and free to attend.

Rev Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Contributing to a common purpose

Out of the corner of my eye, as the train left Worthing station, I saw the slogan for England’s team in the South Africa rugby tour: Follow the rose.

Malcolm Brabon, head of services, Coast to Capital.

Growth hub offers support for businesses

Scale-up and growth businesses across Brighton and Hove are now able to access an exciting new range of fully funded services from the team at the Coast to Capital Growth Hub.

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

Tony Janio: We should consider a new ‘Hospital for Hove’

Birthdays are so good – they should happen every year!

Cllr Daniel Yates, Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council

Daniel Yates: Sometimes we get things wrong and admit defeat

Councillors aren’t always right. This might come as a shock to some (although many people tell me we are never right), but as ordinary residents ourselves we can’t always foresee the impact of particular decisions.

Grk Vines at the Bire Vineyard on Korcula, Croatia

A few fabulous wines from Croatia

Unless you are an avid football fan, Croatia seems to sit at the back in terms of profile when it comes to teams, although there are a number of world class players on their side.

Councillor MacCafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: We must fight to protect our health service

Founded on the principle of universal healthcare and free at the point of delivery, the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday on July 5.

Cllr Daniel Yates will lead Labour into the 2019 council elections

Daniel Yates: City’s schools should not face more damaging cuts

T his week the good news about avoiding compulsory redundancies at Moulsecoomb School was announced, with well-deserved praise for all those involved in the campaign.

'It's easier to walk across the fields'

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’: Popping out for a few…

I used to ‘glam up’ a bit to go out; our nearest watering hole was a 10 minute walk away.
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