Brighton MP discusses travellers, state of the seafront and Saltdean Lido with council chief

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby met acting council chief executive Geoff Raw this morning (Friday 9 October) to discuss traveller camps, the state of the seafront and Saltdean Lido. The Conservative MP said that he hoped that Brighton and Hove City Council would help deal with...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 11:28 pm

Have you seen missing man from Brighton?

Sussex Police have asked for the public’s help to trace a missing man from Brighton. Martin Pepperell, 50, was reported missing from his home in Pelham Square, Brighton, yesterday.   The force said: “Officers were notified of his disappearance at 4.30pm on...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 8:24 pm

Can you help find Hove rapist?

Detectives have released an efit of the man suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl in Hove as she walked home from a night out. Anyone who thinks they recognise the man is asked to contact Sussex Police. He struck at about 4am on Sunday 27 September as the girl was walking along...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 5:16 pm

Drug-dealing Brighton fraudster jailed for four years

A drug-dealing fraudster from Brighton has been jailed for four years.Trevor Baker, 46, of Portland Street, Brighton, pleaded guilty to a number of offences. He was jailed on Monday (5 October) at Brighton Crown Court. He admitted having class A and class B drugs with intent to...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 2:23 pm

Bishops urge Brighton and Hove landlords to waive deposits for Syrian refugees

Three Church of England bishops have called for landlords in Brighton and Hove to help house refugees fleeing Syria by charging affordable rents and waiving deposits. They have promised to put their money where there mouths are by making donations from church funds to support new...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 2:08 pm

Open Market loaned £61k to balance books

The Open Market is set to be given a loan of £61,000 after high business rates and low take up of temporary stalls combined to stop it balancing its books.     Brighton and Hove City Council is being asked to approve the loan, which will be repaid at an interest...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 12:34 pm

John Lewis reveals plans to open Brighton department store

It’s finally happened. After years of speculation, hope and dubious rumours, John Lewis has finally announced plans to open in Brighton. The reality began to take real shape in March when the firm bought the North Street building currently home to Boots, by the Clock Tower....
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 12:00 am

Balancing the books – how the council plans to save £50m a year by 2019

By Warren Morgan The city council faces a funding crisis, now and in the years ahead. Growing financial pressures on the NHS and low-income working families seeing the support they receive in tax credits cut, means that there has been a huge rise in demand for social care...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015 at 12:00 am