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Brighton Journal | 21st February 2020

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Brighton and Sussex lecturers set to strike again

6th February 2020 |

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are set to strike in February and March at the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton as part of an ongoing dispute with employers regarding pay, pensions and working conditions. 

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Hove letting agent pursues controversial ‘no-fault’ eviction after tenant requests major repairs

6th February 2020 |

Hove letting agent Property Plus closed for business for several hours last Saturday morning while community union ACORN demonstrated against a controversial no-fault eviction outside its Church Road office. 

Before organising the demonstration, the union had approached the letting agent … Read More

Proposal for Further Scrutiny of Hollingbury Golf Course Plans Voted Down

25th January 2020 |

A decades-long contract for Hollingbury golf course has been signed by councillors from the Labour and Conservative parties, despite Greens appealing for further consultation regarding the future of the site.

Labour and Conservative councillors have agreed to lease the golf … Read More

Budget crisis looms as schools struggle to fill classes

14th January 2020 |

Greens have called on the Labour Council to make long term plans in preparation for the looming school funding crisis.

The council has estimated that in September 2022, there will be 600 unfilled reception class places if there is no … Read More

Investment in local youth services critical for young people, say Greens

14th January 2020 |

The will be a review of the funding for youth services in Brighton, which will examine the current £384,000 provided by the council. It will also explore the potential for a new ‘Central Youth Hub’.

This review was called by … Read More

Calls for fairer voting system and an end to first-past-the-post

23rd December 2019 |

Local Labour Councillors have backed the Green’s call for a fairer voting system and an end to the first-past-the-post system. 

Greens say the current ‘first-past-the-post,’ system is deeply unfair, and has denied voters choice and proper representation at both local … Read More

Check Out These Adorable Pups At Brighton Polling Stations

12th December 2019 |

The day we have been waiting for has arrived and ballots are being pushed into voting boxes all over the UK. However, humans aren’t the only ones making their way to their local polling stations today, dogs are out in … Read More

Have you got questions about the General Election?

11th December 2019 |

With the General Election taking place tomorrow, many of us are filled with angst and uncertainty. If you’ve got questions about what to do, where to go or you’re just trying to make sense of what’s going on, we hope … Read More

Cash Machine Fees in Residential Areas Hitting Low Income Families

6th December 2019 |

Those living in the more residential parts of Brighton have a higher chance of being forced to pay a fee for withdrawing money. In the heart of the city, cash machines rarely charge for withdrawal, with the extra fees mostly … Read More

Conservatives only party not to meet with Extinction Rebellion

4th December 2019 |

The Conservative party failed to meet with Brighton’s Extinction Rebellion (XR) group to discuss tackling climate change and the collapse of nature. 

Members of the XR group met with local representatives from all of Brighton’s major parties, except the Conservatives. … Read More