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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Saturday saw hundreds of people take to the streets of Brighton in protest against the second round of national lockdown measures that came into effect on the 5th of this month. Demonstrators gathered at midday by the Peace Statue next to Hove Lawns, before marching en masse along the...
There is no doubt about it, 2020 has provided some difficulties for the education industry. There has been widespread disruption to learning, whether it is in the form of pupils not being able to attend classes as usual or in terms of the challenges faced when attempting to correctly...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to local artist Sakura Hochegger. Sakura's work explores elimination and unknown possibility through both colour and texture. She describes the most exciting moment of her creative process as when the unexpected happens, and that just "a flash of colour or a crack on the...
As England enters four weeks of lockdown number two, the scale of the pandemic continues to impact the population on a global, national and local level. The prospect of a winter spent in isolation with little or no predictability as to the future course of action has resulted in...
Christmas is coming up and it’s time to start thinking about decorations, food and festivities. Given the chance that this Christmas is likely to be a little different, this year is the perfect opportunity to throw caution to wind and try something entirely different. Swapping your real fir tree...
The impact of lockdown has made many of us reflect on what’s important in our lives and in our personal relationships. For some, this has led to swapping life in the city for more space in the countryside. For others, lockdown restrictions have meant moving in together more quickly...
As we enter November, we enter our second lockdown of 2020. Times are tough for us all, but arguably small business owners are amongst those struggling the most, with Simply Business estimating that the economic impact inflicted upon such businesses is already exceeding £69 billion nationally. Brighton, as a...

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As a second nationwide lockdown looms menacingly on the horizon, from Thursday 5th November households will find themselves spending more and more time cooped up inside during one of the most dismal and dreary times of the year. While many of us are in the throes of pandemic fatigue...
New research from the University of Huddersfield has looked at how people were coping while living with poor housing conditions in the north of England during the first lockdown, between May and July 2020. We spoke to 50 households: 40 in the private rented sector and 10 owner-occupiers, as...
  In the UK it’s estimated that 86% of people who access treatment for alcohol use experience mental health problems. Similarly, 70% of people in treatment for drug dependency also have a mental illness. For those people that report coexisting mental health difficulties, depressive and anxiety symptoms tend to be...