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Monday, June 27, 2022
Legal action launched against the government by a cross-party group of MPs, including Brighton Pavilion’s Caroline Lucas, was on Thursday given the go-ahead to be heard in court. The judicial review hearing, set to take place in mid-January, will determine whether the government is guilty of a “persistent and...
When the US election was called for Biden, there was a variety of reactions across not only the US, but the world. Now it is confirmed, it is important to know just how the election results will impact our own country and affairs, most importantly Brexit, which is looming...
The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president a second term. President’s Trump’s tenure lasted just four years, but in that time he dragged policy on an array of key issues in a dramatic new direction. Joe Biden’s victory, confirmed...
As vote counting continued in key battleground states in the US election, Joe Biden edged closer to the White House while Donald Trump launched multiple law suits. Whatever the final result, Democrats have not secured the resounding landslide against Republicans many of them had hoped for. Thomas Gift, associate...
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a great deal of pragmatic and existential questions about global society. We’ve had to adapt quickly and some of the things we take for granted have been upturned very suddenly. The same is true of how parliaments operate. Now is an opportunity to consider the...
The owner of one of Brighton’s most iconic landmarks condemned a second lockdown as ‘catastrophic’ yesterday, as the company reports a 29.4 percent loss in annual revenue. By Matthew Meehan Luke Johnson, owner of The Brighton Pier Group, attacked the government’s decision as ‘profoundly disappointing,’ with Boris Johnson seeking to...
Brighton and Hove Greens have called on the Government to ensure businesses forced to close over lockdown receive adequate support, including the provision of further funding to councils to provide grants and loans.  Pointing to the local economy's dependence on the culture, tourism and hospitality industries, Greens said that a failure to...
On behalf of some of Brighton & Hove’s smaller “pocket parks”, Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council and Green Party Councillor for Brunswick and Adelaide, will accept a wide range of Hebe Shrubs donated by Plumpton College from the Douglas Chalk National Hebe collection this Sunday. These...
  Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation, together with social distancing and mask wearing, are required to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2. South Korea, Taiwan, China and New Zealand have all successfully used these approaches to suppress the virus. A few have even...
Green Councillors have announced their support for the Local Government Association's call to ‘keep planning local,’ joining a host of wildlife organisations and the Labour group in resisting proposed changes to planning law. New plans for house-building and planning being proposed by the Conservative government could see Brighton required to...