North Laine Runner

Free news magazine of North Laine Community Association

THE December 2020-January 2021 edition of our free bi-monthly news magazine, the North Laine Runner includes a report on all the new officers and trustees elected at our online October annual general meeting.

You'll find out about how one Sydney Street trader swapped a life of showbiz to become an expert in growing bonsai plants.

There's news about our online Christmas celebration during December, and we ask whether a plan to build a large office block on one of the last derelict sites in North Laine is really what the area needs?

There are views on how the community association can become more relevant to younger people and a feature on changes in independent shops since the health emergency.

We look at the life of of a champion of the poor and downtrodden in Brighton – a man who provoked an Argus headline  'Robin Hood or gangster?' – and at the work of North Laine Victorian entrepreneur Dr William Moon who invented a system of embossed writing for blind people.

All this plus a brilliant front cover by local artist Nikki Brown, news, puzzles, reports on our meetings, and a look back at main stories from the Runner 40 years ago. Our team of street representatives and volunteers has been delivering the Runner to every home and business in North Laine. You can also find extra copies outside Raining Books at 28, Trafalgar Street.

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