Mourners bid farewell to Brighton housing activist

The funeral of housing activist John Melson took place this morning (Wednesday 11 February). Mr Melson was a tenant representative and for many years and a former chairman of the High Rise Action Group. He was also a member of the Brighton and Hove City Council Housing Management...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 6:40 pm

Two cars written off in crash at Hove crossroads

Two cars appear to have been written off in a crash at a crossroads in Hove during the evening rush hour today (Wednesday 11 February). A Kia Picato and Ford Fiesta crashed just after 5.30pm in Hangleton Road at the crossroads with Clarke Avenue and Court Farm Road, opposite St...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 6:20 pm

Four people from Brighton and Hove banned for drink driving

Four people from Brighton and Hove have been banned from the roads after being caught drink driving in the annual Christmas crackdown by Sussex Police. Clayton Spry, 39, was arrested at 6.20pm on Friday 5 December in Gardner Road, Portslade, after officers were tipped off that he...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 3:03 pm

Delays through Hove after bus breaks down in Palmeira Square

A broken down bus at Palmeira Square is currently causing delays eastbound along Church Road. Buses on the 25 route from Falmer are now terminating and starting from the Old Steine. SERVICE 25s due to an obstruction at Palmeria Square this service will be terminating and starting...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 2:35 pm

Food bank opens in Hangleton

A weekly food bank has opened in Hangleton and has already fed dozens of people. The Hangleton and West Blatchington Food Bank aims to provide help for individuals and families who find themselves in crisis or urgent need. It’s open every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at St...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 2:34 pm

Bogus Brighton and Hove council officers con residents by offering tax refunds

Fraudsters are conning Brighton and Hove residents by pretending to offer them council tax refunds, then stealing their bank account details. Brighton and Hove City Council says it has had four reports of this happening over the last few days and in one case, money was...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 2:30 pm

Chicanes trialled along Brighton’s ‘gateway’ to slow speeding traffic

Temporary chicanes placed along Viaduct Road in a bid to calm traffic and make Brighton’s “gateway” more attractive have angered drivers. The square planters, placed at strategic points along the road, are part of a range of possible measures to remind drivers...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 10:21 am

Children’s centre campaigners to march in protest at cuts

Campaigners angry at possible cuts to Brighton and Hove’s children’s centres are to march on the town hall before councillors meet to discuss next year’s budget. The Brighton Children’s Centres Campaign is asking protesters to meet at the at-risk...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 9:30 am

Brighton and Hove bin strike begins – but still put out your bins

Brighton and Hove City Council is asking households to put out their rubbish for collection despite today’s strike. Bin lorry drivers are striking today over the long-running dispute over pay and allowances between the city council and GMB union. Please leave your boxes and...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 8:51 am

Mortality rates suggest that too many people in Brighton and Hove die prematurely

Cancer is the biggest cause of premature death in Brighton and Hove. It claims the lives of 30 per cent of all adults who are under 75 when they die. Locally there has been a decline in the death rate – or mortality rate – but it’s been nowhere near as significant as it has been...
Posted On 11 Feb 2015 at 12:24 am
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