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Brighton Journal | 4th April 2020

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Breaking News: Kemptown & Peacehaven MP Tests Positive for COVID-19

18th March 2020 |

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven, has confirmed on social media that he has tested positive for COVID-19. 

He says he immediately self isolated after feeling symptoms of coronavirus on Wednesday of last week and called 111 … Read More

Council plans to make Brighton & Hove’s beaches more accessible

12th March 2020 |

Councillors from Brighton & Hove City Council and representatives from Scope, a disability equality charity, have been working together to find ways to improve access to beaches in Brighton & Hove.

This comes in response to a petition with … Read More

Brighton & Hove City Council plans to make Brighton & Hove carbon neutral by 2030

6th March 2020 |

Brighton & Hove City Council have announced their ambition to make Brighton & Hove carbon neutral by 2030 as part of their new council plan for the next three years.

Tackling the climate emergency is extremely important and becoming … Read More

Greens pledge over £11m to tackle climate emergency, housing crisis and service cuts ahead of city budget decision

27th February 2020 |

Green Councillors announced their proposals for the council’s budget yesterday, outlining plans to invest over £11m in measures to help tackle climate change, address the housing crisis and reverse public spending cuts.

Greens will set out their plans to invest … Read More

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