The UK's only Green MP is calling for a second train line between Brighton and London. Caroline Lucas says the existing line is overcrowded and under too much strain. Opening up the Lewes to Uckfield route again could be one option - a proposal which has huge support. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century. But obese children and adolescents are at an increased risk of developing various health problems, and are also more likely to become obese adults.
So now groundbreaking work in Brighton & Hove is helping children stay within recommended weight levels, and the city is bucking the national trend. Charlotte Wilkins has the story.
The next, free, Family Shape Up programme starts on Thursday 23rd January, 5.30 - 7pm.
Sessions run every Thursday for 12 weeks. There's a taster session on Thursday 16th January from 5.30 - 6.30pm at the Brighthelm centre, North Road, Brighton.
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Earlier this month, ITV News revealed that Brighton and Hove's homelessness problem had risen by a shocking 35 per cent in two years.
Today a significant step was taken to address the problem as more than 30 homeless people began moving into a development made out of old shipping containers which have been converted in to studio flats.
Charlotte Wilkins speaks to Richard, who's just moved in; Andy Winter from Brighton Housing Trust and Councillor Bill Randall, who's Chair of Housing at Brighton and Hove City Council.
It's the jewel in Brighton's crown - and today a £34 million make-over plan was revealed for the Royal Pavilion estate. Over a million people visit the iconic palace, Brighton Dome and museums every year - but there are vital repairs needed - to make it sustainable for the future.
Charlotte Wilkins has been given a tour and has spoken to Brighton and Hove City Council Leader Cllr Jason Kitcat and Chief Executive of Brighton Dome and Festival , Andrew Comben.
The annual naked bike ride takes place in Brighton and Hove this Sunday. Up to a thousand riders are expected to take part in the nine-mile route through the city. They'll gather at Preston Park from 12 noon for a 1.30pm start. The route takes in Hove Lawns
The British Film Institute is to open a “talent centre” in Brighton and Hove as part of a £5million plan to boost the industry across the country. The City Council is encouraging the BFI to make a base and is searching for an office when they move to the coast in the autumn.
The city will be promoted as a film location. Last year, the BFI launched a multi-million- pound five-year plan to help the British film industry compete more successfully on the global stage.