Former leader of Brighton and Hove council resigns his seat

One of Hove’s longest-serving councillors resigned this afternoon (Wednesday 16 November). Brian Oxley, 52, the Conservative leader of the council from May 2007 until May 2008, said in a statement: “I am standing down today as councillor for the Westbourne ward in Hove. “This is...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011 at 9:35 pm

Hove Tesco licence application decided

Tesco has been granted a licence to sell alcohol at its new store in Hove. A licensing panel of Brighton and Hove City Council said that the supermarket chain could sell drink from 6am to 11pm at West Way in Hangleton. Tesco hopes to open a Tesco Express there in late January or...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011 at 3:52 pm

Brighton clubber seriously injured after being beaten by bouncers

A clubber suffered serious injuries after being attacked by bouncers outside a Brighton venue. The 22-year-old victim and his 23-year-old friend – both from the Brighton and Hove area – were pushed into an alleyway, with excessive force. They were restrained and...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011 at 3:51 pm

Whisky shop granted licence for Brighton

A whisky shop in Brighton has been granted a liquor licence but cannot stay open as late as it wanted. The Whisky Shop, owned by a company called Glenkeir Whiskies, wanted a new premises licence for a shop in East Street, Brighton. It applied for a licence to sell alcohol,...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011 at 12:46 pm

Brighton charity facing closure as funding shortfall bites

A Brighton and Hove charity is facing closure – and one of the city’s three MPs has added his voice to an urgent appeal for funds. Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard said that it was struggling to stay afloat and needed to raise £20,000 between now and April. The charity, which...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011 at 2:44 am

Brighton and Hove care home operator prompts fresh concern

Fresh concerns have been raised about a company that runs care homes in Brighton and Hove. According to The Sun newspaper, leading figures in social services are worried about Four Seasons Health Care. The newspaper said yesterday (Tuesday 15 November): “A confidential report...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011 at 1:46 am

Brighton MP calls for cheaper pump prices for drivers

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown, has given his backing to a move to cut petrol and diesel prices for drivers. He signed a motion on fuel prices which was debated in the House of Commons yesterday (Tuesday 15 November). MPs from all parties voted unanimously...
Posted On 16 Nov 2011 at 12:12 am