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Fresh talks are due to be held today over the council tax in Brighton. The Green party wants to raise it by four point seven five percent, which would mean residents voting on the proposals. Councillors failed to agree on the budget at a meeting last week.
People in their fifties and older are increasingly being diagnosed with HIV.
It can be caught by anyone - regardless of their gender, race or sexuality. And that's very much the message of a new photographic exhibition which is bringing together people who're HIV positive - from all walks of life.
Charlotte Wilkins has been speaking to Photographer Edo Zollo; David Fray and Mandy Webb who are both living with HIV; and Simon Dowe from the Sussex Beacon.
It took more than a decade to build but since its opening in 2011, Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium has gone from strength to strength.
It's already set to host games in next year's Rugby World Cup and, it was announced today, it will also stage England Women's football team's next World Cup qualifier.
Andy Dickenson met England Captain Casey Stoney, England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, and U19 prospect Paula Howells.
Labour and Conservative councillors in Brighton have passed a vote of no confidence in the Green Party after it's members proposed 4.75% rise in the city's council tax.
The Green administration plans go beyond the Government's expected threshold of 2%, which means residents will be given a chance to vote on the increase.
More than nine thousand people have signed a petition to save an institution of British motor racing, two years after a competitor died at the event. Councillors have not yet given their approval for the annual Brighton Speed Trial, in September. Andy Dickenson reports.
The interviewees are:
Len Wooller, Vice chairman, Brighton & Hove
Simon Kirby MP (Conservative), Brighton Kemptown
Video. Health experts say that childhood obesity is set to be one of the most serious global public health challenges for this century. Obese children are also at an increased risk of developing various medical problems, and more likely to become overweight in adulthood.
But now groundbreaking work in Brighton, is helping kids stay within recommended weight levels, with the region already bucking the national trend.
Charlotte Wilkins has the story and spoke to Lucy Hockley and her daughter Millie, as well as Lauren McCormack, who is a Health Promotion Dietician.
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.
For more information visit the Family Shape-Up website.
When 94-year-old John Telling fell at the foot of the steps to his front door, things could have turned out very differently if it hadn't been for his new Carelink Plus falls alarm pendant.
Carelink Plus is Brighton & Hove City Council's 24/7 community alarm service.
When John fell, he was left unconscious with bad bruising and a cut to his head.
But his pendent automatically triggered an alarm at the Carelink Plus call centre.
Staff called people on their list of John's family and friends so they could check on him.
Within minutes, neighbours found John and were able to talk to staff through the pendent.
John was taken to A&E but was discharged the next day and is now making a good recovery.
David Telling, John's son said, "My father was badly injured and could have been left lying there overnight. I believe the falls alarm pendent probably saved his life."
John said, "The falls alarm pendant is so clever, I press the button and a voice says "Mr Telling, can I help you?" It is always a friendly voice."
A stray puppy is in need of donations to help fund an operation which could save his life.
Ralph has a serious heart condition and was found wondering in Stanmer Park by animal welfare officers from Brighton & Hove City Council.
The officers suspect he was abandoned because of his heart condition, which is expensive to treat.
Izzie Blanden, an animal welfare officer said, "A cardiologist vet recommends surgery which should alleviate his problems, but this would cost in the region of £3,000."
“We would love to give Ralph the happy ending he deserves and are appealing to dog loving residents who may be able to contribute towards the cost of the surgery.”
If you can help, visit www.southcoaststaffierescue.org.uk and click on ‘Ralph – a special appeal.’