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New law raises awareness of drug driving

Graham Robson March 8, 2015

A new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers today took effect in England and Wales last week. Brighton & Hove motorists who get behind the wheel after taking illegal drugs face a criminal record, loss of their licence for at least a year and a fine of up to £5,000. The legislation makes it illegal to drive with certain drugs in the body above specified levels, including eight illegal drugs and eight prescription drugs. People using prescription drugs within recommended amounts will not be penalized.

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Loan sharks – there is an alternative

James Ledward November 11, 2014

An event to help victims and potential victims of loan sharks is being held at Jubilee Library next week (14 November from 2-4pm). Brighton & Hove City Council is hosting the event to raise awareness of the work the East Sussex Credit Union is doing to make low cost credit available to those who need it most.

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Parents encouraged to walk to school for fun and fitness

James Ledward October 3, 2014

Despite the clear health benefits of walking or cycling, the percentage of children being driven to school has remained stable at around 30% for state schools. In Brighton & Hove the number of cars on the road during the school run has actually increased by around 500 around all schools, including those that are privately-run. […]

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