Brighton and Hove Labour group elects leader

Gill Mitchell has been re-elected unanimously as the leader of the Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Mitchell, who retained her seat in East Brighton in the local elections last week, had been expected to face a challenge from Brian Fitch. Councillor...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 10:31 pm

Labour to join with Greens in reviewing budget for Brighton and Hove

Labour councillors look likely to take up the offer of the new ruling Green group on Brighton and Hove City Council to review the budget. The offer comes less than a week after the Greens emerged as the largest party on the council in the local elections. In a statement, the...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 7:30 pm

Brighton skateboarding dog owner fined by council

The Brighton owner of a skateboarding dog which became a YouTube sensation has been given an £80 fixed penalty fine. Jonathan Fell, of Gloucester Road, Brighton, was fined after two pedestrians were knocked over, one of them a pregnant woman. Mr Fell was given the penalty notice...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 6:03 pm

Brighton and Hove Tories choose new leader

Geoffrey Theobald has become the leader of the opposition Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council. He replaced Mary Mears at the annual meeting of the city’s Conservative councillors last night (Monday 9 May). Garry Peltzer Dunn and Denise Cobb are the two new deputy...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 5:00 pm

Brighton and Hove Greens ask Labour to help change council budget

The Green Party has asked Labour councillors to help review the budget for Brighton and Hove City Council for the current year. Green councillors want their Labour rivals as well as unions and representatives of the voluntary sector to look again at the council’s finances. Both...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 4:34 pm

Hove paperboy, 14, dies after being hit by car

A paperboy who was knocked over by a car in Hove on Friday has died. Declan Hubert, 14, of Hangleton Manor Close, Hangleton, was hit as he crossed Hangleton Road while on his paper round shortly before 8am on Friday (6 May). He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 4:02 pm

Hove Police Station to close

Hove Police Station is to close, the Chief Constable of Sussex said yesterday (Monday 9 May). Martin Richards also said 75 police officers with 30 years’ service could be forced to retire in the current financial year. Final approval of both proposals is expected at a meeting of...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 2:48 am

Hove MP curries favour in charity competition

Hove Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has nominated a curry house from his constituency for a national competition. Mr Weatherley held a competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in Hove and Portslade. He sampled main courses with a panel of experts at five shortlisted...
Posted On 10 May 2011 at 2:05 am