Brighton and Hove binmen spared meat-free adverts on their dustcarts

A cheeky offer by animal campaigners to place adverts on the side of dustcarts has been turned down by the council. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered to pay for ads saying: “Go Green: Bin Meat.” The offer followed the rejection of “meat-free Mondays” in...
Posted On 09 Aug 2011 at 2:55 pm

Sussex Police prepare to support London's riot police again this evening

About 50 officers from Sussex Police are expected to be in London this evening as the Metropolitan Police try to head off a fourth night of rioting. At least two public order teams – consisting of 22 officers – were sent to the capital last night and made it home safely this...
Posted On 09 Aug 2011 at 2:27 pm

Flytipper at Brighton beauty spot caught by 'flying' squad

A flytipper was caught red-handed emptying a truckload of rubbish on downland at the edge of Brighton and Hove. Billy Tom Fury, of Horton Road, Colnbrook, Slough, was spotted by the Sussex Police helicopter as it returned to Shoreham Airport from a callout. The helicopter crew...
Posted On 09 Aug 2011 at 1:16 pm

Health trust to shed 400 jobs

One of Brighton and Hove’s health trusts is expected to shed about 400 staff in the next few years. Sussex Community NHS Trust employs more than 4,000 staff such as district nurses and specialist nurses in Brighton and Hove and across West Sussex. They provide community...
Posted On 09 Aug 2011 at 7:38 am

Brighton author who survived mauling by polar bear is flown home

The Brighton-born expedition leader who was attacked by a polar bear on Friday has undergone emergency surgery in Norway and been flown back to Britain. Andy Ruck, 27, is still in a serious condition but stable after being mauled as he tried to protect the youngsters in his care....
Posted On 09 Aug 2011 at 5:16 am

Brighton and Hove cab fares go up

The cost of most taxi journeys in Brighton and Hove went up yesterday (Monday 8 August). Rising fuel prices – diesel for most taxis – prompted cabbies to ask Brighton and Hove City Council to approve a rise. Passengers will stay pay a minimum of £2.20 if they hail a cab but the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2011 at 3:30 am

Brighton and Hove council chiefs urged to list public land and buildings

The council is being urged to publish a list of all its land and buildings. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, leader of the opposition Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council, said that such a move would increase transparency and could identify potential savings for...
Posted On 09 Aug 2011 at 12:59 am