Opposition parties criticise Labour over council chief’s departure

The opposition parties have criticised the ruling Labour group over the departure of Penny Thompson from Brighton and Hove City Council. Conservative and Green councillors took part in a 90-minute meeting behind closed doors today (Thursday 18 June) at which severance terms were...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015 at 11:59 pm

Brighton and Hove churches share six-figure sum for roof repairs

Two churches in Brighton and Hove have been given thousands of pounds towards roof repairs. St Andrew’s, in Waterloo Street, Hove, a former Anglican church which is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust, has been granted £97,800 by the Listed Places of Worship: Roof...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015 at 9:24 pm

Brighton pensioner missing for more than a week

Concern is growing for a Brighton pensioner who has been missing for more than a week. Sussex Police said: “Police are trying to trace 81-year-old Michael Burtenshaw, who has gone missing from his home in Somerset Street, Kemp Town. “He was last seen at home on (Tuesday) 9 June...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015 at 8:44 pm

Twenty people in Brighton and Hove hand in blue badges under amnesty

A blue badge amnesty in Brighton and Hove has led to 21 people handing in badges, including 10 belonging to people who had died. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “More than 20 motorists who have been fraudulently using blue badges in Brighton and Hove have seen the error of...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015 at 6:06 pm

Brighton and Hove council chief executive leaves with £270k pay-off

The chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council, Penny Thompson, is leaving her job. The terms of her departure were being discussed at a special meeting of the council’s Policy and Resources Committee this morning (Thursday 18 June). The meeting took place behind closed...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015 at 12:04 pm

Hove man landed with £500 bill for racist outburst

A Hove man has been ordered to pay more than £500 for a racist outburst after being brought before a Brighton court. Steven Preston, 52, Brunswick Place, Hove, pleaded guilty to causing Sean Chapman harassment, alarm or distress having used threatening, abusive or insulting words...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015 at 8:24 am

Hove doctors take over patient list from closed surgery

A Hove doctors’ practice is to take over the patient list from the Goodwood Court Medical Centre which was closed last week by the statutory watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The nearby Charter Medical Centre, in Davigdor Road, Hove, on the corner of Somerhill Road, has...
Posted On 18 Jun 2015 at 8:17 am
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