Veteran councillor to be next Mayor of Brighton and Hove

Veteran Labour councillor Brian Fitch has been chosen to be the next Mayor of Brighton and Hove. Members of Brighton and Hove City Council voted for Councillor Fitch to be the first citizen for a year from next May. The Hangleton and Knoll councillor will take over the ceremonial...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013 at 9:39 pm

Brighton seafront flats evacuated after fire

Dozens of people were evacuated from a nine-storey block of flats on Brighton seafront this evening (Thursday 12 December) after a fire on the third floor. The blaze started in Flat 37 in the rear north-east corner of the building. Six fire engines and an incident control unit...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013 at 9:33 pm

Dick Knight made a freeman of Brighton and Hove for saving Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion life president Dick Knight has been made a freeman of the city. The honour was conferred at a special meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council at Brighton Town Hall. Council leader Jason Kitcat said that Mr Knight was a local lad, educated at Hove...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013 at 4:14 pm

Conservative criticises Brighton and Hove council for excluding disabled people from meetings

A Conservative councillor has criticised Brighton and Hove City Council for excluding disabled people from a key meeting. Graham Cox said that it did not send out a good message. The council is planning to hold two meetings of the full council in the top-floor chamber at Brighton...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013 at 12:12 pm

Brighton school’s plans for all-weather pitch rejected

A Brighton school’s plans to build a floodlit all-weather sports pitch were turned down by planners yesterday (Wednesday 11 December). Dorothy Stringer School, in Loder Road, Brighton, which is a specialist sports school, had hoped to use the artificial pitch mostly for football....
Posted On 12 Dec 2013 at 10:18 am