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Brighton Journal | 3rd 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

Greens propose underused funds go towards helping homeless

14th February 2020 |

A Green amendment at a Council Committee today asks for the underused ‘Winter Maintenance Reserve’  to fund more Housing First Placements for homeless people 

Greens have proposed more support for the city’s homeless today at the … Read More

Greens concerned about budget cuts impacting domestic and sexual violence services

3rd February 2020 |

The council’s new budget plans for the year involve cuts to domestic and sexual violence services, including the perpetrator programme. A £1.97m reduction in funding for community care services for people with learning disabilities has also been proposed, as well … 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

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

12 new council flats open on Kensington Street

6th September 2019 |

The 12 new council flats are the latest development in the city that are completed via the ‘New homes for neighbourhoods” programme.

Brighton residents have been welcomed into the properties this week to mark the finishing of 12 new … Read More

Brighton Labour Councillor Quits Role After Receiving Death Threats

13th June 2018 |

Karen Barford will stand down next May.

A local Labour councillor will quit her role following a wave of abuse.

Karen Barford is a councillor for Brighton’s Queen’s Park ward.

Upon announcing her resignation, she stated that: “It will not be … Read More

Would You Like To Dine With Kemptown MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle?

18th July 2017 |

Kemptown’s newly elected MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle will be hosting a dinner at family-run restaurant, Donatello, in a bid to raise money for staff.

The Labour politician won the Kemptown seat by a large majority in the general election, knocking out Conservative Simon Kirby in the … Read More

Local Nurse Turned Tory MP Pushes For End Of Public Sector Pay Cap

12th July 2017 |

A Brighton nurse turned Tory MP has urged the government to put a stop to the pay cap on public sector jobs, in a speech at the House of Commons.

The Conservation MP for Lewes, Maria Caulfield, is calling for the … Read More