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Hove MP Weatherley back Gatwick expansion plans

Sarah Green January 26, 2015

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, has added his support to Gatwick Airport’s case for a second runway.
Mike is encouraging all interested parties to respond to the Airports Commission consultation on whether Gatwick or Heathrow should expand their flight capacities.

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Council concessions on traders’s permits welcomed

James Ledward November 21, 2014

Local Conservatives have welcomed a concession on traders’s permits in the city – but say cost is still too high. TRADERS’ PARKING permits in Brighton and Hove cost £640 a year. The cost was more than doubled by the current Green Administration and an example of what many perceive as rip-off parking charges in the […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Victims of Hate Crime remembered

James Ledward October 22, 2014

The LGBT Community Safety Forum hosted the annual Anti Hate Crime Vigil which was opened by the Rev Michael Hydes, on Saturday, October 18. The Vigil was one of many taking place all over the country to mark the three nail bomb attacks that rocked London on April 17, 24 and 30 in 1999.

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Local unemployment falls

Sarah Green September 20, 2014

Employment continues to fall in Brighton and Hove. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of unemployed claimants in Hove and Portslade in August 2014 was 1,256. This figure is 617 lower than that of August 2013 and 76 lower than in July 2014. Overall, figures show the jobless total […]

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Council officials block proposed boycott of Israeli goods and services

Sarah Green September 3, 2014

Senior Conservatives have welcomed the decision by Brighton & Hove Council officials to block former Green Councillor, Ben Duncan’s, attempts to introduce a Council boycott of Israeli goods and services. Cllr. Duncan had announced his intention to move a motion at the next Full Council meeting calling for the boycott but it was ruled out […]

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Hove MP calls on Chancellor to limit rail fare rise

Sarah Green August 20, 2014

Following this mornings announcement that regulated train prices are to rise by 3.5% in 2015, Mike Weatherley MP, has written to the Chancellor highlighting the plight of commuters in Brighton & Hove and requesting that fares are capped by the Retail Price Index (RPI). Mike, and his local Conservative colleagues, say they are acutely aware of the […]

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Conservatives accuse Council of not supporting the local economy

Sarah Green August 8, 2014

It has been revealed that local traders are being charged up to £795 to advertise their services in a Council-funded publication for private landlords which is being designed and printed by a company in Rochdale, Lancashire. A local trader raised the issue with Westbourne Ward Councillor and prospective parliamentary candidate for Hove and Portslade, Graham Cox, […]

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