Brighton and Hove binmen confront council leader as they prepare to return to work

Striking binmen and street cleaners confronted council leader Jason Kitcat outside Brighton Town Hall this afternoon (Thursday 9 May). More than a hundred angry GMB union members chanted “Kitcat out!” Several of those facing a pay cut handed him their unopened...
Posted On 09 May 2013 at 11:46 pm

Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet glad not to have to travel north for the play-offs

By Tim Hodges from the Amex press conference Gus Poyet will implore his players to treat tomorrows play-off semi final against Crystal Palace as just another game. The Albion manager didn’t think that there would be too many surprises in the way that Palace approach the...
Posted On 09 May 2013 at 8:13 pm

Retired Brighton and Hove priest jailed for child sex abuse

A retired Church of England priest has been jailed for 18 months at Hove Crown Court for sexually abusing two teenage boys. Father Keith Wilkie Denford, 78, of Broad Reach Mews, Shoreham, was convicted of indecent assault last month. The offences happened between 1987 and 1990...
Posted On 09 May 2013 at 5:34 pm

Former Brighton police sergeant jailed for selling stories to The Sun

A former Brighton police sergeant has been jailed for ten months for selling information to The Sun newspaper. James Bowes, 30, a former member of the Brighton and Hove Neighbourhood Policing Team, was jailed for misconduct in a public office at the Central Criminal Court by Mr...
Posted On 09 May 2013 at 12:33 pm

Education Secretary Michael Gove speaks at Brighton conference

The Education Secretary Michael Gove was due to address a conference at Brighton College this morning (Thursday 9 May). His speech was about “a fresh vision for the independent sector”. Mr Gove has become the target of criticism in Brighton and Hove over a proposal to build a...
Posted On 09 May 2013 at 11:52 am

Mugger attacks woman for her phone in Brighton

A mugger hit a woman in Brighton before running off with her mobile phone. He was with another man when he attacked the 23-year-old woman in the early hours of Sunday morning (5 May) in Prince’s Street, Brighton. Sussex Police said: “She was speaking on her phone when a man...
Posted On 09 May 2013 at 11:19 am

Brighton and Hove bin strike prompts Greens to talk about replacing their council leader

Binmen and street cleaners in Brighton and Hove are on strike for a second day today (Thursday 9 May). The walkout was prompted by proposed changes to pay and conditions which those on unofficial strike say could cost some workers up to £4,000 a year. The dispute has also...
Posted On 09 May 2013 at 10:14 am
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