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Thousands take part in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon 2019

Gary Hart February 24, 2019

Close to 8,000 runners turned out to run The Grand Brighton Half Marathon today, February 24, enjoying beautiful sunny weather to run 13.1 miles around the city under crystal-clear blue skies.

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Community News

Last chance to sign up for charity place in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon

Gary Hart January 25, 2019

Charity places in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon close on Sunday, February 3 and runners are being urged to sign up to avoid missing out. THE 29th Brighton Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, February 24. General entries to the race sold out in December and charity places are now the only way to enter.

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Community News

Heroes Run returns this summer in aid of RISE

Besi Besemar January 23, 2018

It’s back! Brighton’s much-loved HEROES RUN returns on Sunday, May 13 in aid of the children’s therapy service at local domestic abuse charity RISE. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favourite hero costume and run along Hove seafront in aid of charity.

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Community News

PRIDE VOICES: AJ Patterson to speak this evening

Besi Besemar August 20, 2017

Village MCC Brighton and Hove host AJ Patterson this evening as part of their PRIDE VOICES series. AJ who describes herself as “Just a girl with a story of life” is known by many for her work at the LGBT+ Community Safety Forum, and RISE who offer advice, advocacy, support and crisis accommodation for anyone (of any gender) affected by domestic abuse. Her story touches both the mind and the heart.

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General News

City appoints new Mayor

Besi Besemar May 28, 2017

Councillor Mo Marsh was appointed Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove at a meeting of the full council on May 18. She replaces the present Mayor Cllr Pete West and will serve the city for the next 12 months. Cllr Marsh has been a Labour councillor since 1995, balancing her civic life representing the residents of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean with her family life, spending time with her daughter and grandchildren while indulging her love of the arts and culture.

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Community News

Concerns raised about safety in city taxis at LGBT Community Safety Forum public meeting

Besi Besemar May 2, 2017

Concerns about personal safety in city taxis were raised by entertainer Dave Lynn at the quarterly meeting of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum at the Queens Hotel last month. He told the meeting about an incident he experienced in a taxi when he felt threatened and demanded the driver stop and let him out.

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Arts

PREVIEW: Charity Cabaret benefit for RISE

January 28, 2016

A fabulous night of entertainment is promised, with an outstanding array of acts including: Jenny Lynne Sessions (aka Jen-ix), Sophia Blackwell, River Harper, Hannah Brackenbury, Al Start and We R Bob. The evening will be hosted by Annabel Pribelszki.

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News

Ending violence against women and girls top priority in Brighton & Hove

Besi Besemar March 23, 2015

More than 130 people have been supported through the city’s first-ever drop in Domestic Abuse Surgery in 12 months. The majority – 95% – have been female, according to new statistics which are unveiled as key city partners consolidate the city’s drive to tackle domestic violence and abuse. The Domestic Abuse Surgery is run by Sussex Police and RISE, the Brighton & Hove domestic abuse charity, and supported by Brighton & Hove City Council. The Surgery is available at the Customer Centre at Hove Town Hall, every Wednesday morning between 9am and 12 noon.

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