Labour publishes manifesto for Brighton and Hove

The Labour Party has published its manifesto for Brighton and Hove. The document sets out the policies that the party hopes to implement if it emerges as the largest group on Brighton and Hove City Council in the local elections in May. It was published as councillors, candidates...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 11:57 pm

Sheltered Housing Action Group (think about the initials) changes its name to … Seniors Housing Action Group

Not everyone likes the term “sheltered housing”. And not everyone in Brighton and Hove liked the acronym for the Sheltered Housing Action Group. So tenants have come up with a new name. And it hasn’t gone down well with everyone. It is now known as the Seniors Housing Action...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 7:13 pm

EDL cancels Brighton march

Just a few days after it announced it would march in Brighton next month, the English Defence League (EDL) has apparently changed its mind. The far right organisation said last week it was planning on holding a national demonstration here on Saturday, April 18. But today, it...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 6:23 pm

Brighton parents call for school crossing

A Brighton mother has launched a campaign to get a crossing across a busy road which is a popular route to school for hundreds of children. Faye Bridgewater’s daughter Dotty attends St Luke’s Primary School, and since the family moved to the other side of Freshfield...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 4:24 pm

Open air pool planned for derelict Peter Pan site on Brighton seafront

A heated open air swimming pool is among the attractions planned as part of a new leisure centre on the derelict Peter Pan’s Playground site on Brighton seafront. A proposal for a £3 million year-round leisure centre on the site is due to be considered at the Brighton and...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 3:44 pm

Northern Lights thanks supporters after licence victory

The manager of Northern Lights has thanked supporters for helping to convince councillors to keep its licence. The Brighton bar in Little East Street was up before Brighton and Hove City Council’s licensing committee this week for a review of its licence. Police requested...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 3:01 pm

Open Market benches are becoming drug dealing magnet

Residents living in blocks next to the newly refurbished Open Market have asked for benches to be removed as they are attracting antisocial behaviour. People living in the Barrows block in Francis Street say they are plagued by a range of low-level problems. They have requested...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 2:51 pm

Brighton woman’s ‘appalling’ drink driving landed her in custody on Christmas Day

A woman ended Christmas Day in custody after she was seen driving along the A27 at just 30mph. Some of those who saw Lorraine Foster called police on Thursday 25 December after seeing her weaving across the dual carriageway and forcing other drivers to swerve to avoid her. The...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 1:45 pm

Brighton primary school bans camera watches

A Brighton school has banned camera watches because of safeguarding fears. The sophisticated children’s toys were named as one of last year’s must-have Christmas gifts for primary age children, and are capable of filming and editing video and pictures as well as...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 12:42 pm

Viaduct Road residents back plantpot chicane trial

Residents of Viaduct Road have backed a controversial trial of chicanes using plantpots in their road. The trial, aimed at slashing excessive speeds, has succeeded in slowing traffic down from an average of 43mph to about 23mph, the London Road Area Local Action Team (LAT) heard...
Posted On 04 Mar 2015 at 11:54 am
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