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Hanging Out On The Fringes - Labour Conference 2017

Simon Kirkland | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Kirkland

The Labour Party has a tradition of inviting pre-eminent international speakers to address its conference. President Bill Clinton did it twice in 2002 and 2006, and the late, great, Nelson Mandela addressed the conference in Brighton in 2000.

'A Home Is A Human Right' Labour Activist Hits Out As Homelessness Rockets In The UK

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour activist delivered an emotional speech on homelessness after encountering a growing number of rough sleepers. Jessie Jacobs told the party...

Labour’s Brighton Pavilion Backdrop Mistaken For A Mosque By Angry Twitter

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Comedy

The Labour Party is holding its annual conference in the seaside city of Brighton, a long-standing destination for party political jamborees. It’s b...

Labour MPs Complain Of Being 'Banned' From Conference Floor

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs and peers have reacted angrily after being ‘banned’ from the floor of the party’s annual conference. Several Parliamentarians told Hu...

Pride Goes To Pride

Jenny Skelton | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Skelton

Confused? Join the club. I set up Disability Pride Brighton (the first Disability Pride in England) last year after one of my adopted disabled children suffered an incident of disability discrimination. It snowballed into a wildly successful festival which was held in July and which turned out to be one of the best days of my life.

The Pride Flag Has No Grey

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth McGregor

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. That wasn't so long ago. Not so long ago it was a crime to be gay. Not so long ago people couldn't bear to acknowledge it to family, friends, society, even themselves. And here we were on the streets of Brighton, lovers openly embracing, revellers adorned in whatever the hell they liked, and there was nothing but love.

16 Moments That Made Brighton Pride Truly Spectacular

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

This year’s Pride event in Brighton saw 300,000 people descend on the seaside town for a fun-filled day of dancing and frivolity. People of all ages...

Brighton Pride Attracts 300k Crowd In Event Celebrating 50 Years Since Decriminalisation

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK

An estimated 300,000 people descended on the seaside city of Brighton on Saturday for one of the UK’s biggest annual summer Pride celebrations. The ...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About This Year's Brighton Pride Celebrations

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

More people than ever before are set to descend on Brighton for the city’s annual Pride celebrations this weekend. This year’s festival, themed Su...

Corbyn Boost As Momentum Takes Control Of Local Parties

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics

The grassroots campaign group Momentum is building on Jeremy Corbyn’s general election “surge” by taking control of local parties ahead of the a...

Rival Sports Fans Who United For A Common Cause

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Sport

Sport has often found a way to unite people across divides. When unofficial ceasefires occurred around the first Christmas of WWI, British, French and...

This Gin Has Been Voted The Best In The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you fancy yourself as a gin connoisseur, you might want to add Brighton Gin to your shopping list. The premium tipple, which costs £39.95, has be...

Tory Candidate Slammed For Refusing To Reveal What She Thinks About Brexit

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

A Tory parliamentary candidate in one of the UK’s most marginal seats has been slammed for refusing to reveal how she voted at the EU referendum. Kr...

This Is How Brexit Could Hit Disabled Players At First Sports Club Of Sanctuary In UK

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK

Brexit could force disabled table tennis players at the UK’s first Club of Sanctuary to pull out of “amazing” international projects and tournam...

Meet The UK's First Table Tennis Club Of Sanctuary That's Giving A Masterclass In Integration

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK

“On a Tuesday we have young Irish travellers being coached by Afghan unaccompanied minors, the world’s first Table Tennis coach with Down’s synd...

Meet The 20-Year-Old Labour Student Who Wants To Unseat Caroline Lucas

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The Labour Party has chosen a 20-year-old student to try and unseat Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas in the General Election. Solomon Curtis, a t...

Why We Need To Step Up For Diversity

Natalie Lloyd | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Natalie Lloyd

I want to build on the great success we've had hiring a balanced creative team, and open us up to even greater diversity. As a branding agency, having myriad perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in-house only works to enhance our proposition of being able to assimilate with, and comprehend our clients.

Varsity Sports Day Abandoned Amid 'Shocking Violence' As Bottles And Flares Hit Crowds

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An inter-university sports event was abandoned after it descended into violence, with fights breaking out between rival students and bottles thrown at...

It's Not OK To Be Racist

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Lisa Francesca Nand

I can count on two hands the amount of times I've been subject to direct racist insults. It's always a terrible shock. It takes my breath away and stays with me forever. The sense of injustice, of prejudice, the realisation that people judge you as different.

Brighton Woman Unwittingly Famous After Donald Trump Screws Up Daughter's Twitter Handle

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

A Brighton and Hove woman has been unwittingly thrust into the social media limelight after Donald Trump tagged her in a tweet instead of his daughter...

Brighton Half Marathon Is Tonic For Less Boozy 2017

Oliver Pickup | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

More than nine million people in England drink in excess of the recommended daily limits, according the latest Alcohol Concern statistics, published in October. Considering the population is just over 53 million, that's one in six of us, alarmingly.

One Of England's Oldest Christmas Traditions Could Be Changed Forever

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

One of the English south coast’s oldest Christmas traditions is under threat from ‘nanny state’ local council officials, a campaigner has said. ...

'Jingle Bell Brighton Rocks' Helps Combat Loneliness This Christmas

Sophie Tanner | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tanner

Image credit: Ben Turner Though this year has had its low points, I personally have been moved by people's generosity of spirit. In April, my post ...

The Real Junk Food Project Brighton

Lucy Maddox | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

"These are all the way from Peru, look at these beauties," Sarah beams as she offers me some blueberries. "They have flown half-way round the world on...

Lessons From A Jaded First-Time Buyer In The South Of England

Sophie Turton | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Sophie Turton

Buying a property in the south of England is an extraordinary journey in suspended belief. What could buy you a manor just past the Watford Gap will get you a glorified shed in cities like Brighton. From this point on, potential homeowner, you must dispel all dreams of grandeur - this is a 'desirable' location after all, and if someone somewhere is prepared to pay out of the petunias for it, well, then so must you.