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Brighton and Hove, East Sussex (England)

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Brighton & Hove (247,817 inhabitants in 2001) is a unitary authority and city in East Sussex on the south coast of England. It was formed as a unitary authority on April 1, 1997 by the merger of the East Sussex districts of Brighton and Hove. It immediately applied for and was granted borough status, which was followed by an award of city status by letters patent in 2000, as the joint winner of a competition to mark the Millennium. Brighton and Hove forms part of a conurbation along the Sussex Coast. Directly the west is Shoreham-by-Sea, and a short distance to the east are Peacehaven and Newhaven.
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"The Argus", 9 January 2007, reported:
"Brighton and Hove is to get its own flag, designed by one of the city's children. The 2020 Community Partnership, in association with "The Argus", is calling on the city's schoolchildren to come up with flags based on their vision for the city's future.
Roger French, chairman of the partnership, said: "[...] As our children are our future we thought a flag competition would be a fun way of getting them to think about what they want Brighton and Hove to be like in the future." The winning flag design will be announced in "The Argus" on May 4 and made into a full-sized flag to be raised at the annual Children's Parade on May 6. A selection of runners-up designs will be made into bunting which will also form part of the parade. Mr French, managing director of Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company, said: "We hope the children might take into account some of the themes within the strategy when they are creating their designs - perhaps looking at transport, their homes, their local shops and the environment in which they live.
The closing date for entries is March 9. A shortlist of designs will be printed in "The Argus" in April and the public will vote for their favourite design via "The Argus" website,, or by contacting the paper directly. The overall winner will be announced in the paper on May 4."

Ivan Sache, 10 January 2007