Friday, December 25 2015
Regency Make a wish petition come true
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Albion look to bounce back See page 47
So, that was 2015... It’s been an exciting year for Brighton and Hove. In this special two-week edition of the Brighton & Hove Independent, we take a look at the highlights of 2015, and what’s in store in the new year. The elections in May changed the political colours of the council – with the Green Party handing over the reins to the Labour administration – and the parliamentary elections saw the city split between three parties. The British Airways i360 has made substantial progress this year - with the 162-metre tower built at the seafront, and the glass pod is being slotted together at the West Pier site, ahead of the big opening next summer.
The RugbyWorld Cup 2015 came to Brighton and Hove, there were celebrations this summer for the 25th Pride event and the city’s first Costume Games. We take a look at the year in news (pages 12 and 13), and Warren Morgan, leader of the city council, has written an article on what’s in store for 2016, including plans for the King Alfred Leisure Centre, and a new secondary school for the city (page 18). And our year in pictures feature (pages 24 and 25) highlights some of the standout moments of 2015. To all of our readers have a very Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you in 2016.
(Clockwise from top left) The Pride celebrations; British Airways unveiled as the sponsor of the i360; the Mermaid March; and the Samoa team in Brighton and Hove for Rugby World Cup 2015
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