Deal to help unemployed youngsters in Brighton and Hove collapses

A deal to help unemployed people find jobs across Brighton and Hove has fallen through at the final hurdle. Brighton and Hove City Council had been expected to sign the deal with a company called Avanta to tackle youth unemployment under the government’s Work Programme...
Posted On 03 Aug 2011 at 11:30 pm

Brighton and Hove cycle lane project revived

A cycle lane could be built along part of one of Brighton and Hove’s busiest roads. A mile-long cycle lane is being planned along Old Shoreham Road by the Green-led council. It will run from BHASVIC by the Dyke Road junction on the border of Brighton and Hove to The Drive in...
Posted On 03 Aug 2011 at 12:10 pm

Brighton faces losing coach services

Thousands of coach passengers face a big reduction in services to and from Brighton if a concessionary scheme is axed, according to a senior industry figure. Andrew Cleaves, a senior executive at National Express, Britain’s biggest coach operator, said that 53,000 passengers...
Posted On 03 Aug 2011 at 8:46 am

Apprentice programme comes to Brighton courtesy of housing contractor

He was once the apprentice himself – but now Mears boss Gary Lester is the one who gets to say “You’re hired!” Mr Lester, who started his working life as an electrical apprentice in East Sussex, is looking for 15 apprentices to take on at the newly opened Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 03 Aug 2011 at 7:24 am

Brighton and Hove police arrest 21 in drugs crackdown

Twenty one people have been arrested in Brighton and Hove in a crackdown on drug dealers and drug users. Eighteen of those arrested have been charged with 40 offences, mostly supplying and having heroin and crack cocaine. The arrests were made during the latest phase of Operation...
Posted On 03 Aug 2011 at 3:43 am

Brighton arson suspect bailed

A man suspected of arson at a Brighton property has been released on police bail. The 42-year-old was arrested by Sussex Police on Monday (1 August) after a fire at the property in Saunders Park View, Brighton. Two neighbours were treated after breathing in smoke while trying to...
Posted On 03 Aug 2011 at 12:02 am