Brighton and Hove transport chief maps out the road ahead

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that the amount of money being spent improving the roads and pavements around Brighton and Hove is about to double. The bad news is that it will involve more roadworks. And a similar sum – more than £3 million – has been...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 10:39 pm

Contraflow bike lanes approved for Brighton's North Laine

Cyclists are to be allowed to ride the wrong way along 12 one-way streets in the North Laine area of Brighton. The proposal was approved at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting this afternoon (Tuesday 27 March). The proposal has two aims. One is to discourage cycling on...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 9:43 pm

Brighton woman hurt in town centre brawl

A 21-year-old Brighton woman suffered a broken jaw in a town centre brawl at the weekend. A group of six to eight men and women were fighting in North Street, Brighton, when the woman was hit in the early hours of Saturday (24 March). She was treated at the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 6:21 pm

Portslade councillor describes being homeless

Children leaving care in Brighton and Hove are less likely to be homeless after Alan Robins shared his moving story with fellow councillors. Mr Robins, who represents South Portslade on Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “When I was 13 my father died and as a consequence my...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 5:41 pm

Cyclists call for Hove prom bike ban to be ended

Cyclists are calling for an end to the ban on bikes on the seafront in Hove. A petition signed by 159 people was presented to a meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon (Tuesday 27 March). It said: “We petition the council to remove the ban on cycling on Hove promenade...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 2:57 pm

IPCC rules out inquiry into Brighton man's fall

A police watchdog said that it would not be investigating the circumstances that preceded a man falling on to a railway line in Brighton last week. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that it had no concerns around the actions of officers from Sussex Police...
Posted On 27 Mar 2012 at 1:37 pm