Strike called off – but is misery over on the First Capital Connect line?

First Capital Connect says it hopes to return to a “significantly improved service” from Monday after strike action was called off. The Brighton to Bedford line has been beset with difficulties after drivers staged unofficial action, refusing to work overtime and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010 at 8:41 pm

Vegetable plots set to spring up on spare land in Brighton and Hove

Vegetables and fruit could be grown on traffic verges, parks and car parks in Brighton and Hove if a groundbreaking new scheme is launched here. Brighton and Hove City Council is considering adopting the Incredible Edible scheme, pioneered by northern towns such as Todmorden in...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010 at 8:00 pm

After the snow and ice, the clear-up comes

The thaw is now almost complete, but it has left more problems behind – potholes and uncleared rubbish. Some people in Brighton and Hove haven’t had their rubbish collected now since before Christmas. Sarah Booker, who lives in Brighton, wrote on her blog:...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010 at 7:37 pm

Ocean Rooms closed after clubber dies

The Ocean Rooms has been closed pending review at an emergency meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council two weeks after a clubber died following an attack there. Brighton police asked councillors to take urgent action over the Morley Road club because of concerns about violent...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010 at 7:03 pm

New primary school places in Brighton and Hove

An extra 60 places are to be created at Goldstone Primary School in Hove and Westdene Primary School in Brighton. Brighton and Hove City Council have given the go-ahead for 30 extra places at each school in this September’s intake, increasing each school’s reception...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010 at 8:58 am
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