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Brighton MP to step down as councillor

The Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, who is also a city councillor for East Brighton, said he is set to step down from the council in the coming weeks, triggering a by-election.

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Phil Bristow of Nsure

COLUMN: No great escape from flood claims

If the past few years are anything to go by, it is likely severe flooding will affect parts of the UK this winter.
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Students vote to go on a rent strike

University students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University of Sussex students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are 'high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation'.
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Passengers will hope Southern trains can start scoring a few more 9s and 10s

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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Tony Greenstein

Brighton activist wins battle to postpone Labour disciplinary hearing

Suspended Labour member Tony Greenstein says he has won a High Court battle against the party over the timing of his disciplinary hearing last week.
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The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

Brighton Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
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Clare Moonan is the Labour lead for rough sleepers on Brighton and Hove City Council.

Clare Moonan: Night shelter is one way of helping city’s homeless

This Sunday, the council will be opening a winter night shelter for local rough sleepers at the Brighton Centre.

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Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Brexit, ‘What a fine mess you’ve gotten us into’

Laurel and Hardy were possibly not anticipating Brexit when they coined the phrase ‘another fine mess you’ve gotten us into’ but it neatly sums up the last few weeks.

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The Rent Smart Conference at Hove Town Hall

Rising rents, affordability and Universal Credit discussed at city housing debate

Families are being ‘forced out’ of Brighton by rising rents, a conference has heard.
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Caroline Lucas with the WASPI campaigners on Saturday

MP stands with campaigners over 'women’s lost pensions'

A group of women from Brighton, Hove, and Portslade, were joined by MP Caroline Lucas while campaigning at Jubilee Library on Saturday (December 2).

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Tony Janio

Tony Janio: It’s really not all doom, gloom and disaster

Recently published ‘wellbeing’ data for the UK showed a significant improvement in life satisfaction and an overall increase in happiness.

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

Warren Morgan: City has played its part to save Madeira Terraces

We did it. Not just me and the council, but the community, the city, residents, businesses and organisations coming together to act to save a valued part of our local heritage.

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Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

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The Toad's Hole Valey site is on the northern fringe of the city

Plans for 800 homes at Toad's Hole Valley to be revealed

Proposals for homes to the north of the city will be unveiled at two exhibitions over the next week.
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Helen Clark (Photograph: Eliott Mussi)

New Zealand's former PM visits Brighton for film screening

The former Prime Minister of New Zealand talked politics when she visited the city for a film screening of a documentary ‘My Year with Helen’, of which she is the subject.

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Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

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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

Phelim MacCafferty: We deserve better - both nationally and locally

This week, we heard from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond on the state of the country’s finances and locally, the Leader of the Council Warren Morgan announced Labour’s plans for the city’s budget. 
But when it comes to both budgets, both have buried the bad news in the small print.

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Brighton and Hove City Council leader Warren Morgan

City households face maximum council tax increase

Budget cuts of more than £13million can be achieved next year without a ‘massive or visible differences’ to front-line services, according to the city’s council leader.

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Tony Janio

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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