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North Laine Runner
Free news magazine of North Laine Community Association

THE April-May edition of our free bi-monthly news magazine, the North Laine Runner, carries reports on NLCA's activities over the past year, including planning developments, social events, anti-tagging activity, street-tree planting and work on our allotment.
 These are all prepared for North Laine's annual general meeting at The Foyer, Pelham Street, on Tuesday, April 16 at 7.30pm.

We have news on plans to open a licensed indoor street-food market at the top of Trafalgar Street, controversy over proposed high railings to enclose Pavilion Gardens, and tenants' protests over drug dealing at Theobald House.

There's a look back at Abba's Eurovision Song Contest win at The Dome 50 years ago, which went down in music history and launched the Swedish group into superstardom.

We report on three North Laine performers who will venture on stage at this year's Brighton Festival Fringe during May.

We look at an unsettling new book set in the near future where schoolchildren are trained to keep watch on their friends and family, and recall a killing which shocked and obsessed the town a century before the infamous Brighton trunk murders of the 1930s.

We chronicle events of 40 years ago reported in the Runner, and continue our regular North Laine crossword and cartoon strip, Swoop.

You will also find news aboudiscussions at recent NLCA community meetings, information on how to take part in NLCA activities – and much more.

Our team of street representatives and volunteers has been out 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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