Dozens of disabled people in Brighton and Hove hit by funding changes

By Roz Scott Forty disabled people may no longer be able to live in their own homes as a result of funding changes. The 40 people have some of the most complex needs with tailored care packages paid for from the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The stark warning about their future...
Posted On 17 Jul 2015 at 6:52 pm

Brighton and Hove council appoints interim chief executive

An interim chief executive has been appointed by Brighton and Hove City Council as it prepares to advertise the vacancy created by the departure of Penny Thompson. Geoff Raw, the council’s current executive director for environment, development and housing, will take on the role...
Posted On 17 Jul 2015 at 3:10 pm

Park volunteers to hold family fun day

A voluntary group has organised a fun day in the park for local families as part of a campaign to improve facilities. The Mile Oak Rec Action Group (MORAG) is holding a Family Fun Day and Picnic between noon and 4pm on Sunday 2 August at the rec in Chalky Road. The fun day is one...
Posted On 17 Jul 2015 at 1:46 pm

Hove man jailed for raping a boy and sexually abusing six others

A Hove man has been jailed for 17 years for repeatedly raping a boy and sexually abusing half a dozen others. Benjamin Mercer, 41, of Seafield Road, Hove, was convicted by a jury at Hull Crown Court, having denied rape, buggery, gross indecency, indecent assault and sexual...
Posted On 17 Jul 2015 at 10:52 am