Brighton & Hove bid to “pioneer” fight against HIV spread

Brighton’s political leadership have written an open letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, volunteering to lead England in normalising HIV testing. The initiative by Brighton & Hove City Council aims to spearhead the national effort to have no new cases of HIV by 2030. According to the National Aids Trust, 1 inContinue reading “Brighton & Hove bid to “pioneer” fight against HIV spread”

Environmental groups pressure Lewes MP to support new climate bill

Local organisations have mounted a campaign to convince Lewes MP Maria Caulfield to support the new Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.  The CEE Alliance Lewes have called on the MP to back the bill which is awaiting its second reading in the House of Commons when Friday sittings are resumed. Debates on private members’ billsContinue reading “Environmental groups pressure Lewes MP to support new climate bill”

Lancing activist awarded OBE for Services to Transgender Equality

An LGBT+ advocate will be presented with one of the highest accolades on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.  The 65-year-old Lancing resident is one of only two people to be awarded an OBE for Services to Transgender Equality.  Joanne Monck, who has two sons and owns a garden maintenance business, said she was “absolutely gobsmacked”Continue reading “Lancing activist awarded OBE for Services to Transgender Equality”