Brighton union leader extends olive branch to new college management

The leader of a trade union representing City College staff in Brighton has extended an olive branch to the new management. Unison branch secretary Alex Knutsen is due to meet senior management next week and expects to meet the new interim principal Monica Box soon afterwards....
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 11:16 pm

Brighton toddlers help explain the blue/black dress conundrum

A study helped by Brighton toddlers is shedding more light on the colour perception science behind the blue/black or white/gold dress puzzle. The picture posted on Tumblr by Highlands singer Caitlin McNeill has taken the world by storm, with millions of people arguing over...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 11:11 pm

Petition launched in protest at Northern Lights licence review

Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition launched in support of Brighton bar Northern Lights within less than a day of it being launched. The Little East Street bar faces having its opening hours restricted and even its licence suspended by Brighton and Hove City Council next...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 7:06 pm

Hove man jailed after being caught with huge stash of child internet porn

A Hove man has been sentenced over possession of indecent images of children. Michael Astill, 67, of McNair Court, Portland Road, Hove, appeared at Lewes Crown Court yesterday and was sentenced to ten months imprisonment, having pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to 14 counts,...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 6:17 pm

Voice clue to Hangleton, Shoreham and Portslade armed robberies

Police investigating a series of armed robberies have released CCTV footage in the hope that someone may recognise the suspects from their voices. The raids occurred between November 28 and December 16 in Portslade, Hangleton and Shoreham and the CCTV shows the suspects entering...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 6:14 pm

Preston Park Velodrome needs £300k of repairs

The Preston Park Velodrome needs £300,000 of repairs to its perimeter fence, a survey commissioned by British Cycling has found. The track was closed for competitive racing last month after British Cycling visited and found it did not meet safety standards. Since then, a petition...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 5:55 pm

Horse and Groom was sold today

Contracts were today exchanged for the sale of the freehold of Brighton pub the Horse and Groom. A campaign was started last month to get the pub listed as an asset of community value, which would have delayed any sale by six months and given residents a chance to bid for it. But...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 5:44 pm

Hove lettings agents sentenced for benefit fraud

A Hove couple who fraudulently claimed nearly £54,000 in benefits while running a lettings agency were handed suspended jail sentences at Brighton Crown Court today. James Furness, 50, told the council he only had one bank account but a joint investigation by Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 5:43 pm

After epic budget meeting finishes in stalemate, row over cuts continues

The row over what budget to set for Brighton and Hove next year is continuing even after an epic seven-hour council meeting failed to throw up an agreement. Last night’s full council meeting saw the city’s three parties – Greens, Labour and Conservative –...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 1:47 pm

Wetherspoons still interested in London Road Co-Op

JD Wetherspoons is still looking at opening a branch at the former Co-Op in Brighton’s London Road. The Brighton and Hove News understands the pub chain is still exploring the possibility of taking the remaining unit on the ground floor of the former department store, on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015 at 9:18 am
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