Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce marks centenary with conference on the business of pleasure

Business leaders are gathering tomorrow (Friday 19 April) to mark the centenary of the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce. As might be expected, it’s a working occasion even though those attending were invited to “The Business and Pleasure Summit”. The title pays homage to the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013 at 3:59 pm

Minister rules out safe houses for drug takers after Brighton MP’s question

A cabinet minister ruled out safe houses for drug takers in Brighton in Parliament this morning (Thursday 18 April). Andrew Lansley, the Leader of the House of Commons and former Health Secretary, was replying to a question from Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013 at 2:16 pm

Brighton police use taser to arrest knife-wielding man

Police officers used a taser when they arrested a 20-year-old man armed with a knife in Brighton late last night (Wednesday 17 April). Sussex Police said: “A man was safely arrested after a violent late-night incident in a Brighton flat. “At 10.50pm police were called to the flat...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013 at 1:10 pm

Labour suspends Brighton and Hove’s deputy mayor

The former Mayor of Brighton and Hove Anne Meadows has been suspended by the Labour Party. Councillor Meadows, who is currently the deputy mayor, said that she had not been given a reason for her suspension but she denied any wrongdoing. Brighton and Hove Labour Party sai...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013 at 11:01 am

Brighton may make a safe space for drug users

Drug users may be allowed to take drugs in safe spaces in Brighton and Hove. The idea is one of several measures recommended in a report published this morning (Thursday 18 April). The report looks at ways to reduce the harm that drugs cause in the area and was produced by the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013 at 9:03 am