Labour and the Greens combine to fight Brighton and Hove council budget

Labour and Green councillors have put aside party differences to challenge Conservative plans to cut council tax in Brighton and Hove. They said that would work together this week to try to save jobs at Brighton and Hove City Council. The two party leaders said that they wanted...
Posted On 01 Mar 2011 at 1:52 pm

Bogus cancer woman sentenced over two fundraising frauds in Brighton

A woman stole thousands of pounds donated to charity after fraudulently holding two fundraising events in Brighton having lied to friends that she had cancer. Caroline Bull, 37, said that the two events were to raise money for Cancer Research UK but the charity never received a...
Posted On 01 Mar 2011 at 1:40 pm

Two Brighton muggers hunted by police

Two men are being hunted for an attempted robbery in a Brighton street. They attacked a man in his forties as he walked along Islingword Road by the junction of Wichelo Place in Hanover. They punched him in the face and knocked him to the floor. When he got up and ran off, one of...
Posted On 01 Mar 2011 at 1:27 pm

Sack the council's £125k directors, say Brighton and Hove Greens

Green councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council want to get rid of four newly appointed £125,000-a-year senior officers. They would prefer to sacrifice the four strategic directors in the budget in favour of funding the Connexions youth careers and advice service, which is...
Posted On 01 Mar 2011 at 2:46 am

Brighton market overhaul given final go ahead

The Open Market is a step nearer to being rebuilt after Brighton and Hove City Council gave its final verdict on the scheme yesterday (Monday 28 February). The council’s cabinet agreed to appropriate land around the market so that the £18 million refurbishment and redevelopment...
Posted On 01 Mar 2011 at 2:07 am

Brighton landmark to be spruced up

Work is due to start on the Pepperpot in Queen’s Park, Brighton, to restore it to its former glory. The paint job on the exterior of the Pepperpot is also intended to provide protection for the tower. The work is expected to last for several months. In the meantime the first...
Posted On 01 Mar 2011 at 1:45 am