Hove's Old Market Theatre reopens for Brighton Festival

Hove’s troubled Old Market Theatre is to reopen in May, in time for the Brighton Festival and Brighton Festival Fringe. The theatre was sold to theatre company Stomp last spring after its previous owners, the Old Market Trust, went into liquidation with tax debts o...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 6:51 pm

Rows over Brighton and Hove budget continue

The political fallout over last night’s heated Brighton and Hove City Council annual budget meeting has continued today online. Last night, Green and Labour councillors joined together to vote through amendments to the Conservative budget, most notably reversing a 1% cut in...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 6:20 pm

Brighton cabbies bring city centre to a standstill

Cab drivers furious about the temporary closure of the taxi rank at Brighton Station brought the streets around it to a standstill during yesterday afternoon’s rush hour. The Go Slow protest started at 5pm in Queen’s Road and lasted until about 6.30pm. Drivers are...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 2:38 pm

Series of burglaries in Hangleton

Police have just released information about a series of burglaries in Hangleton, in the hope witnesses will come forward. The burglaries took place overnight between Friday, February 25  and the following day in the area of Hangleton Valley Drive, Hangleton Way and Cowdens Close,...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 12:09 pm

Man on bus may help police in Hove park rape case – picture

Sussex Police Major Crime Branch have released a CCTV image of a man they are anxious to trace in connection with the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Dyke Road Park on Tuesday, February 15. The man travelled on the top deck of the number seven Brighton & Hove bus  from Queens...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 10:03 am

From tax to poll now Brighton and Hove councillors have set budget

What happens next now that Brighton and Hove City Council has decided to freeze council tax for the coming financial year? First, the council tax bills are due to be printed today and will be sent out in the coming weeks. The council’s new financial year starts on Friday 1 April....
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 4:07 am

Political leaders give verdicts on Brighton and Hove council tax vote

Brighton and Hove City Council set its budget and council tax at a lively meeting yesterday. After Labour and the Greens voted together to defeat the Conservatives on two key sets of amendments, here’s what the party group leaders had to say. Councillor Mary Mears said that...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 3:55 am

Who said what at the Brighton and Hove council tax meeting

Raucous exchanges and protesters’ chants and heckling made for a lively meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council yesterday afternoon and last night. Many of the 53 current councillors contributed to the debate as they prepared to set the council tax and agree a budget for the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 3:44 am

Brighton and Hove council tax bills being printed today

Brighton and Hove City Council is today (Friday 4 March) printing council tax bills for the coming year. They will be for the same amount as last year. The council tax was set at a stormy meeting at Brighton Town Hall last night. It was one of the big decisions of the night along...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 3:25 am

Protesters disrupt Brighton and Hove council tax and budget meeting

Protests punctuated the annual council tax and budget-setting meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council last night. Anti-cuts campaigners, including several who fear for their jobs at the council, were vocal before, during and after the debate at Brighton Town Hall. The mayor,...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011 at 3:09 am
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