Amex ready to listen to concerns of Brighton residents

One of Brighton’s biggest employers is to hold drop-in sessions for neighbours to keep them in touch during major building works. Staff from American Express in Edward Street, Brighton, called on neighbours earlier this week too. The moves follow a meeting of the Residents...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 8:32 pm

Thriving tourist trade gives Brighton and Hove a £1bn boost

Brighton has enjoyed a tourism boom despite the recession – and maybe even because of it. The “staycation” trend has boosted visitor numbers to Brighton and Hove, according to a report by Tourism South East. And they spent more too with the report putting their value at close t...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 6:08 pm

Samurai sword attack – in Warrior Close

A man went on the attack with a samurai sword – in a street called Warrior Close. He had a fight with another man in the Portslade street late on Tuesday evening. The fight ended with three arrests and, incredibly, no serious injuries. Sussex Police said: “A 22-year-old man had...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 5:47 pm

Bogus callers target Brighton and Hove

Cold callers have been trying to con people in Brighton and Hove into buying non-existent advertising in police publications. Sussex Police said that it was a scam, adding: “Cold calling tactics are not employed by police forces in Britain either internally or via external...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 5:39 pm

BBC staff to picket Brighton studios tomorrow

Some BBC staff in Brighton are expected to join a 48-hour strike from midnight tonight. The strike, called by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), is in protest at proposed changes to the BBC pension scheme. It will last all day tomorrow (Friday 5 November) and all day...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 12:28 pm

Rejection of green home plan in Withdean prompts furious outburst

An applicant was asked to leave a council planning meeting yesterday after a furious outburst. Steve McLean, of Hazeldene Meads, Brighton, had already left the meeting at Hove Town Hall by the time security staff arrived. He spoke out after Brighton and Hove City Council planning...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 12:00 pm

Another Green councillor under investigation – for speaking out about policing of EDO protest

Another Brighton Green councillor is facing a complaint under the standards regime just as one has been cleared. The complaint is being investigated despite the government describing the standards regime as so discredited that it is about abolish it. Ben Duncan, who sits for...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 9:59 am

Thirst for democracy in Brighton and Hove

The democratic process can be dry at the best of times but for those interested in watching Brighton and Hove City Council in action, it seemed set to become parched. The message to voters and taxpayers attending council and committee meetings was that they would no longer be...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010 at 8:32 am