Petition calls for food waste collection for Brighton and Hove

A petition has been launched calling on Brighton and Hove City Council to launch a food waste collection by the beginning of next year. Hannah-Rose Tristram has outlined eight steps she would like the council to take to get the service started in a petition which at the time of...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 2:59 pm

Hunt for council i360 emails throws up just three conversations

A Brighton journalist’s hunt to find out what discussions took place between senior councillors and officers about the i360 has thrown up just three email exchanges in two years. Freelance journalist John Keenan has followed the progress of the Brighton i360 in recent...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 2:34 pm

Eleventh hour objections from rival i360 halt Brighton Wheel planning decision

A decision on the Brighton Wheel’s application to extend planning permission for five years has been delayed following last minute objections from the Brighton i360. The wheel’s bid to stay open until 2020 has been fiercely opposed by the i360, which says it was only...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 2:13 pm

70-year-old Brighton woman charged with drink driving after afternoon crash

A 70-year-old Brighton woman has become the first driver in the city to be charged as part of Sussex Police’s summer drink-drive crackdown. Margaret Kelly was arrested yesterday after her Honda Civic crashed with a Chrysler East in Valley Drive, Withdean, yesterday at...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 12:47 pm

Can you help fund the Level Summer Festival?

A crowd-funding campaign has been launched to help fund the Level Summer Festival on Saturday, 13 June. The Level Communities Forum says it has already raised most of the necessary funds via a council grant and hiring stalls. But in order to make sure the day goes with as much of...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 12:37 pm

Motorcyclist hurt after crashing into stationary van

A motorcyclist escaped with minor injuries after crashing into a stationary van yesterday morning. The Lewes Road was closed for a while after the crash at 9am, causing some tailbacks. A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Emergency services were called after a motorcyclist...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 12:34 pm

New film school training site to open in empty London Road offices

Brighton Film School is opening a bespoke new premises complete with film set and screening room above Al Campo on London Road. The premises will be open from 1 July, 2015, and the school hopes it will help boost its reputation as a world-class teaching institution. It will be...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 11:09 am

Council launches bogus blue badge amnesty

People who fraudulently use Blue Badges to park in disabled bays and avoid parking charges are being given the opportunity to hand over permits without penalty. An amnesty for Blue Badges being misused in Brighton & Hove starts on Monday, 8 June. Drivers can hand in the...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 10:21 am

Albion make first summer signing

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed wing prospect Joe Ward on a development contract from Chelmsford City for an undisclosed fee. The 19-year-old wide player joins from the Conference South club and will link up with Simon Rusk’s under-21 squad for pre-season training at...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 8:38 am

Hove school appoints new head

Hove Park School has chosen a new head teacher to succeed Derek Trimmer. The new head Rob Niedermaier-Reed currently runs a secondary school in Surrey. Hove Park’s chair of governors Mike Nicholls wrote a letter saying: “The governors are delighted to announce that...
Posted On 03 Jun 2015 at 5:35 am
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