Treason writers show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

Writers for a long-running Brighton satire and comedy show took time out to show solidarity with journalists and cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Treason Show director and star Mark Brailsford posed with a “Je suis Charlie” sign, using his iPad, at one of the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 11:59 pm

Do you recognise woman suspected of stealing pensioner’s handbag in Moulsecoomb?

Can you help police identify the woman suspected of stealing a Brighton pensioner’s handbag? Sussex Police published a CCTV image of the suspect today (Wednesday 14 January). The force said that the theft happened as the 81-year-old woman was walking to a bus stop in Moulsecoomb...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 10:34 pm

Audit raises concerns about security and procedures at Cityclean stores in Brighton

An audit report has raised concerns about the Cityclean stores and called for better security arrangements. Cityclean is the Brighton and Hove City Council organisation responsible for collecting and disposing of rubbish and for recycling, public toilets and street cleaning. Its...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 7:33 pm

Changing room thief took rugby players’ bag at Hove Recreation Ground

A man has been charged with stealing a bag of personal belongings from visiting rugby players at Hove Recreation Ground on Sunday (11 January). Alan Philip, 62, unemployed, of no fixed address, has been charged with the theft of the bag. He has also been charged with burglary...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 2:28 pm

Retired bishop and fellow former Brighton priest due in court today

A retired bishop who began his career in Brighton is due before an Old Bailey judge on child sex abuse charges this morning (Wednesday 14 January). The former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, 82, is due to appear at the Central Criminal Court in London – known as the Old Bailey – by...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 11:55 am

Inflation-busting rise in Brighton and Hove parking charges planned to raise £26.8m

An above-inflation rise in Brighton and Hove parking charges is being planned to reduce congestion and pollution. In line with Green Party policy, increases of up to 16.4 per cent at the city’s car parks and up to 7.7 per cent for on-street spaces are being proposed for...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 11:30 am

Brighton surgery saved from closure

A Brighton doctors’ surgery has been saved from closure. The GP surgery in Eaton Place, Kemp Town, was due to close at the end of next month when both doctors – Malcolm Stalker and Robert Mockett – are due to retire. This morning (Wednesday 14 January) Simon Kirby, the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 11:15 am

Yes or no? Should we have a referendum on how much council tax we pay?

The council tax debate is hotting up in Brighton and Hove. It’s not just how much we should pay – or where the cuts should fall – but whether we should vote on the final bill in a referendum. As the Scottish referendum showed, when voters care about what’s at stake, the turnout...
Posted On 14 Jan 2015 at 9:51 am
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