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#WeStandTogether – hundreds attend One Voice Vigil

James Ledward March 21, 2019

Following the incidents at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in New Zealand, the city’s ‘One Voice Partnership’ organised a vigil this evening (March 21) outside Hove Town Hall.

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General News

Labour Councillors choose new leader

James Ledward April 23, 2018

Brighton and Hove Labour Councillors select Cllr Dan Yates to lead their minority administration into the 2019 City Council Elections. First elected to the City Council in 2015, Cllr Yates, the member for Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, was elected unopposed, to take over from Cllr Warren Morgan at the Labour Councillor’s AGM this evening.

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Labour Council leader to step down

James Ledward February 27, 2018

Cllr Warren Morgan to step down as Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council and Leader of the Labour & Cooperative Group. Cllr Morgan will not seek re-election at the Labour and Co-operative Group Annual General Meeting in April, and will stand down as Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council in May, 2018.

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Community News

Sofia Pride organisers seek support from Rainbow Cities Network

James Ledward February 2, 2018

The 11th Sofia Pride will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Eleven years after joining the European Union, Bulgaria has failed to make meaningful progress in the area of protecting human rights, especially those of the LGBT+ communities.

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Community News

Slave boy’s grave at Woodvale Cemetery to be restored

James Ledward January 16, 2018

New project launched to restore historical slave boy’s grave at Brighton’s Woodvale Cemetery. On Friday, January 19 at 10am, key city figures will join a special ceremony to remove a head stone marking the grave of a slave boy who died in Brighton 145 years ago.

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Norman Cook pledges support to Madeira Terrace crowdfunding campaign

James Ledward November 1, 2017

This morning celebrity superstar DJ Norman Cook aka Fat Boy Slim gave his backing to the city’s crowdfunding campaign to save Madeira Terrace. The crowdfunding campaign set up by the council has a target of £430k to reach before 30 November 30.

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General News

Soho go slow – council leader demands update on Aquarium Terraces

James Ledward October 24, 2017

Cllr Warren Morgan, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council has today (October 24, 2017) written to the leaseholder of the Aquarium Terraces site, Richard Franklin of Brighton Seafront Regeneration (BSR) Ltd asking for an urgent update on the lengthy delay to works on site.

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Health

Brighton & Hove signs up to international HIV initiative

James Ledward August 6, 2017

Brighton & Hove City Council signs up to international commitment to work towards eradicating HIV as a public health threat. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Warren Morgan and the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Mo Marsh, signed the Paris Declaration on Fast Track Cities ending AIDS at a gathering at the Mayor’s Parlour on Friday, August 3.

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News

Labour directs year-end financial surplus to resident priorities

James Ledward July 9, 2017

Despite ongoing government cuts to funding, the Labour council has kept the city’s finances on track for a second year. Labour inherited a £8.5m overspend when they took over from the Green Party in 2015, but for a second year the Labour administration has prevented a budget deficit at the end of the financial year, coming within less than 1% variance of the budget plan.

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