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THIS WEEK : Selma Montford: The hope that the £1bn schemes will all disappear

TALKBOARD : Step Back in Time – A History of the Argus

LATEST IN DIRECTORY : Preston and Patcham Society launches new web platform


CROWDS gathered for a carnival day and procession in Woodingdean, Brighton, that has taken place for 40 years. There was a march of more than 300 people including a band from Central Park to Woodingdean Primary School. The school playing field and the community centre in Warren Road had dozens of stalls run by charities […]


HOSPITALS raked in almost £4 million in car parking charges in one year. The money comes from patients, visitors and staff using car parks at hospitals in Brighton, Haywards Heath, Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester, Eastbourne and St Leonards. Patient groups want parking charges to be scrapped but hospitals say they are needed to maintain and secure […]


media release Chris Todd, Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth 6 June 2014 Seeking free-flowing urban traffic conditions is like searching for the holy grail. The hard truth is that every urban area suffers from congestion and it’s not going away. The fact that it’s got fractionally worse in Brighton is hardly news (Argus, […]

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sports and activity update Brighton and Hove City Council Five events across the city, helping you to enjoy being active in your neighbourhood Would you like to try out a new activity in your local area? TAKEPART Local is a fantastic opportunity for clubs and groups to showcase what they get up to, on your doorstep. Five […]


A PETITION has been launched to save a medieval church facing closure. St Leonard’s Church in New Church Road, Hove, has suffered from falling congregations and mounting maintenance bills. Now the parochial church council wants to consult on its future. Jenny Watts recently joined the campaign group Saving St Leonard’s. She said: “It’s interesting how […]


UNION bosses have vowed to “shut the city down” next month as their members became the latest to vote in favour of strike action. GMB members voted three-to-one to join fellow public sector worker unions in a mass national strike on July 10 that is expected to affect the majority of council services. Refuse workers, […]


When I was very young, my father used to say that the biggest mistake of the 1945 Labour government was that it had not nationalised land. With the control of land, he would say, a country could achieve great things. Now this was South Africa in the 1960′s and I didn’t have a clue about […]