Spending review poses tough financial questions for Brighton and Hove council

The government’s spending review is expected to lead to a 10 per cent budget cut for local authorities such as Brighton and Hove City Council. Chancellor George Osborne announced his spending plans for 2014-15 – the year leading up to the next general election and the next local...
Posted On 27 Jun 2013 at 9:46 pm

Siemens confirmed as winner of £1.6bn Thameslink trains contract

Commuters from Brighton and Hove can expect to start travelling on Thameslink trains built by Siemens in less than three years’ time. The company was confirmed as the winner of £1.6bn contract today (Thursday 27 June) to build 1,140 carriages to serve the Thameslink route. The...
Posted On 27 Jun 2013 at 8:12 pm

Four men rob couple in their Brighton flat

Four men forced their way into a Brighton couple’s home and threatened them with a knife before robbing them. The men appear to have been let into a block of flats in Regent Street in Brighton shortly after 8pm on Tuesday (25 June). They stole £150 cash from the couple, who are...
Posted On 27 Jun 2013 at 7:03 pm

How happy is Brighton and Hove?

Happiness is at the heart of the latest annual report of Brighton and Hove’s director of public health Tom Scanlon. And Rottingdean looks like the place to be if you want a happy life. More than eight out of ten people living in the Rottingdean Coastal council ward who took part...
Posted On 27 Jun 2013 at 6:43 pm

Teenage gang robs Portslade woman and leaves man with broken bones

A gang of school-age teenagers robbed a woman from Portslade and left her boyfriend with a broken cheek and broken ribs. The 12 to 15-year-olds surrounded the couple as they walked up Boundary Road, Hove, towards Portslade Station. By the bus stop near the New Church Road traffic...
Posted On 27 Jun 2013 at 2:40 pm
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