Brighton councillor seeks crowdfunding to publish insider’s book about Caroline Lucas’s election

A Brighton councillor is writing the inside story of Caroline Lucas’s election as Britain’s first Green MP. Ben Duncan, who worked as the Brighton Pavilion MP’s press officer for six years when she was an MEP, has turned to crowdfunding to pay for the book to be printed....
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 5:24 pm

Brighton and Hove binmen to strike again

Brighton and Hove binmen have upgraded their ongoing industrial action to a strike once again as the long-running dispute over pay and grading for refuse drivers rumbles on. The drivers will strike on February 11 from midnight until 11am, and warn the action may escalate further....
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 1:21 pm

New addition to London Road’s live music scene

London Road’s newest cafe has ambitious plans to open a live music venue. Presuming Ed, which opened in December at the former HSBC bank, is hoping to host one-off gigs over the next year in the existing cafe downstairs. But next year, it plans to open a dedicated space on...
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 1:15 pm

Police believe vulnerable missing woman could be in Brighton

Police in South East London are appealing for information to help them trace a woman from Eltham who has been reported missing. Karen Golledge, 52, was last seen by a member of her family on 24 January at approximately 5.30am. Karen has connections with Greenwich and Bexley....
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 12:53 pm

Popular Coal Shed to open sister restaurant at Brighton Metropole

One of Brighton’s most popular new restaurants is set to open another city branch at the Hilton Metropole. Up to 1,000 diners visit the Coal Shed in Boyce’s Street each week, and so to keep up with demand, owner Razak Helelat is preparing to open a seafood restaurant,...
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 11:46 am

Lib Dems choose parliamentary candidate for Hove

The Liberal Democrats have chosen a candidate to stand in Hove at the general election in May. The Brighton and Hove branch of the party has chosen Peter Lambell, a former member of Surrey County Council. Mr Lambell, 47, from Betchworth, Surrey, won his seat from the...
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 9:21 am

Regulars rally round to save yet another Brighton pub from closing

A campaign has been launched to save the Horse and Groom from closure after Enterprise Inns put it on the market. Last month, a For Let sign appeared on the Islingword Road pub – famous locally for having allegedly had a severed head left on the bar in the 1970s –...
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 7:50 am

Union claims 24 jobs are at risk as Brighton and Hove street cleaning concentrates on city centre

Twenty four Brighton and Hove street cleaners could lose their jobs as the service is mechanised and concentrated on the city centre, the GMB claims. The union said that it was told by senior city council officers on Monday (2 February) that cost-cutting measures could include...
Posted On 04 Feb 2015 at 12:42 am