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Peter Kyle MP: Support for mortgage interest

This month I’ve been working really hard to support constituents affected by the withdrawal of a key benefit.

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Worthing Assembly Hall

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time coming to Sussex

Topical debate programme Question Time will be returning to Sussex after nearly a year.

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A Thameslink service. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Times for every Southern and Thameslink service to change

The biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history affecting Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services will be introduced next month.

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Cllr Daniel Yates will lead Labour into the 2019 council elections

New leader for Labour in Brighton and Hove

Labour councillors in Brighton and Hove have chosen their new leader for the 2019 council elections.
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Council legal advisers with the three councillors on the licensing panel

Uber hopes to renew licence in Brighton and Hove

Taxi app Uber will learn whether its licence to operate in Brighton and Hove has been granted later this week.
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Cllr Daniel Chapman is the chair of the children's committee

Daniel Chapman: Our school success is down to teachers’ work

Parents, governors and teachers all know we are in the middle of a national schools funding crisis, even many young people are increasingly aware of it.

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Councillor MacCafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Our city needs more than empty words

This week’s council meeting once again saw residents petition the council for action on single-use plastics.

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Rents in Brighton and Hove are increasingly unaffordable for low income families

A fairer deal for landlords and tenants

Campaigners are calling on landlords to sign up for a scheme which will make renting more affordable for low-income tenants.

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Cllr Warren Morgan and Judith Hibberd from South East Dance put the first spade in the ground, marking the start of construction for The Dance Space

Work begins on Circus Street dance centre

Construction has begun on a dance space which is part of a £130 million project to redevelop an old fruit and veg market in Brighton.
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Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons defending the decision to join air strikes in Syria

City’s MPs split on Syria air strikes

MPs in Brighton and Hove are split over the Conservative Government’s decision to join air strikes against the Syrian regime.

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Cllr Tony Janio, leader of the Conservatives on Brighton and Hove City Council

Tony Janio: Chaotic administration of Brighton and Hove

Without giving it much thought, a consistent thread runs through my life – ‘education’.

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

Warren Morgan: By far the greatest team the world has ever seen

Regular readers and my followers on Twitter will know that one of my personal highlights during my time as council leader was to be able to play a part in the civic reception and celebration of Brighton and Hove Albion’s promotion to the Premier League last summer.

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The mayor CllrMo Marsh and Cllr Anne Meadows, chair of the housing and new homes committee, with residents, staff and guests at the opening of Brooke Mead Extra Care scheme

Dementia-friendly homes open in Brighton

New housing for residents with dementia officially opened in Brighton yesterday (April 10).

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A glimpse at a piece of 'the living wall', set to be installed at Edward Street

Developer to install 'living wall' to combat Brighton air pollution

The developer of the old Amex headquarters is to install a 'living wall' which is said to reduce harmful air pollutants.

Environment
Robert Bertram, chief executive of the HELP Appeal and Duane Passman, director of the hospital redevelopment, on the helideck construction site

Cash boost for hospital helipad

Brighton's hospital has received a £650,000 donation from a charity dedicated to funding hospital helipads.

News
Rough sleepers are a familiar sight in Brighton

David Gibson: Why are more people sleeping rough in Brighton and Hove?

Brighton and Hove has experienced a 128 per cent increase in rough sleeping numbers. Spending a night on the streets is one of the most visible, and cruel outcomes of the housing crisis. Why can’t one of wealthiest countries in the world house its people?

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Councillor MacCafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: We will fight to save Hove Library – again

Less than two years since the successful campaign to save Hove Library and plans are in motion from the Labour Council to remove many of its bookshelves and install an office in the ground floor.

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

Warren Morgan: We all deserve respect not blind prejudice

Like many others, I feel that in recent years there has been a re-emergence of old divisions, historic fears and community tensions which we’d hoped had long been left behind. Artificial divisions based on borders, on religion, on ethnicity, have seemingly been brought back into focus, rather than those human and basic things which unite us.

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Two years ago Save Hove Library campaigners won a fight to stop the sell off of the Carnegie building

Council accused of Hove Library ‘vandalism’

A ‘shady’ decision to reconfigure the layout of Hove Library has been met by outrage from campaigners, and is set to be challenged by the Conservatives and Greens.

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Cllr Anne Meadows

Council house amnesty aims to wipe out tenancy fraud

People subletting their council homes have a chance to avoid legal action by handing their property back during an amnesty by Brighton and Hove City Council.

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