One taken to hospital after Hove crash

One police officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash at a busy junction in Hove. Sussex Police said that two vehicles were involved in the accident at the junction of Old Shoreham Road and Goldstone Crescent at the south eastern corner of Hove Park. The...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 8:38 pm

Brighton and Hove Labour group picks frontbench team

The Labour and Co-operative Party group on Brighton and Hove City Council has announced the make up of its team. Group leader Gill Mitchell will be Labour’s spokesman on transport and the public realm and the environment and sustainability. Councillor Mitchell, who represents...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 5:46 pm

Search for body of missing Portslade father shifts to Surrey

The search for the body of missing Portslade father Gary Hampson has moved into Surrey. Officers from the Specialist Search Unit (SSU) of Sussex Police have been searching around Dunsfold Road, Tickners Heath, Dunsfold, this morning (Friday 27 May). The scoping exercise follows...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 5:03 pm

Long-serving Brighton and Hove police officers face being forced to retire

Dozens of police officers in Brighton and Hove may be forced to retire after completing 30 years’ service as Sussex Police tries to find annual savings of £52 million. Up to 260 officers across the county face the possibility of being forced to retire after 30 years after a...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 5:27 am

Brighton and Hove councillors agree pay freeze

Councillors have voted to keep their pay and allowances the same as last year “in view of the current economic climate”. But they backed a review to be held during the current financial year. Green councillor Leo Littman formally proposed the “review of members’ allowances” at a...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 4:46 am

Tributes paid after death of former Brighton councillor

Former Brighton councillor and alderman John Hutchinson died this week. Mr Hutchinson represented Patcham on Brighton Borough Council from 1979 for 18 years until it merged with Hove. The new Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Anne Meadows, reported the former Conservative...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 4:10 am

Latest tests show Brighton and Hove sea water becoming cleaner

The sea water off Brighton and Hove is back to the cleanest levels necessary to regain blue flags for the city’s beaches. Councillors and officials hope that the news will reassure tourists as an influx is expected for the bank holiday weekend. Brighton and Hove lost its two blue...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 3:51 am

Brighton and Hove trumpets success of music classes

Music lessons across Brighton and Hove have struck the right note with government inspectors who rated them outstanding. The Federation of Music Services, which carries out inspections nationally, said that Brighton and Hove City Council music service were “outstanding” in all...
Posted On 27 May 2011 at 3:43 am
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