General News

Conservative councillors say “NO!” to Varndean College green space development 

Besi Besemar January 11, 2018

Local Conservative councillors in Withdean and Patcham, including Lee Wares and Geoffrey Theobald, have written to Liz Hobden, the Head of Planning at Brighton and Hove Council, listing 16 detailed objections to Varndean College’s plan to build on green space behind the college to create a luxury housing development.

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General News

Conservatives force review of licensing to protect local businesses who pay business rates

Besi Besemar March 3, 2017

At a meeting of the Brighton & Hove City Council Licensing Committee during the week, the Conservative Group secured a review of the Council’s policy towards the granting of licenses to mobile street traders.

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General News

Bill to reduce homelessness receives cross party support

Sarah Green November 2, 2016

Homelessness Reduction Bill wins unanimous support from MPs across all political parties. The private member’s bill, which places duties on councils to prevent homelessness, received backing on October 28 of the 100 MPs needed to get it one step closer to becoming law.

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General News

Government choose third runway for Heathrow

Besi Besemar October 25, 2016

Local Labour politicians express disappointment as Gatwick expansion plans turned down in favour of third runway at Heathrow. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP announced this morning that the government had decided on a third runway at Heathrow to increase the country’s airport capacity rather than a second runway at Gatwick in Sussex.

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Community News

Brighton & Hove Solidarity Vigil tonight

Besi Besemar October 15, 2016

The Brighton & Hove Solidarity Vigil takes place this evening, Saturday, October 15 at 6.30pm. Organised by volunteers from the Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF), it will take place near the Old Steine Fountain on the Old Steine starting at 6.30pm sharp, to mark the International Day of Hope and Remembrance.

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In The South

Brighton politicians unite against hate crime

Besi Besemar July 22, 2016

Brighton & Hove councillors from all political parties unite to condemn racism, xenophobia, and hate crimes at a meeting of the full council last night (Thursday, July 21).

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Chancellor commits to look at Brighton mainline upgrade study

Sarah Green August 5, 2015

Chancellor indicates when announcing the extension of the scope of the Lewes-Uckfield rail study, that he wants to look at rail links in Sussex more generally, including the viability of a Brighton Main Line 2. The Chancellor was responding to a letter from Maria Caulfield, the new Conservative MP for Lewes.

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