Councillors press ahead with cuts plans in face of protests

A heated council meeting ended with councillors voting to progress plans to slash services, including the closure of the Tower House Day Centre and the outsourcing of accommodation for learning disabled adults. A Unison union protest was held this evening outside Portslade Town...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 9:02 pm

Loan to keep Brighton’s Open Market from going bust agreed

A controversial loan to keep the company running Brighton’s Open Market afloat has been agreed in principle this evening. A raft of concerns on how the market has been run to date were aired, including criticism of its management by the Ethical Property Company (EPC) and...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 8:10 pm

Woman raped in park after Brighton Pride

A young man raped a 15-year old girl after the annual Pride celebrations in August. She reported the attack only in the past month. Sussex Police said: “Late on the evening of Saturday 1 August the girl, who comes from Worthing, and had been visiting the event with friends,...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 6:58 pm

Police hunt for man who broke into young woman’s bedroom

Police are trying to track down a stranger who broke into a young Brighton woman’s bedroom after having called her by her name the previous day. The 22-year-old woman returned home from work at around 2.10pm on October 22 to find a man in her flat in Scarborough Road, off...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 4:38 pm

Brighton and Hove’s special schools set to be merged into three

The city’s six special schools could be merged into three bigger schools under the latest of the city council’s cost-cutting plans to be made public. The proposals would also see the city’s two pupil referral units merge but remain on two sites, although primary...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 3:50 pm

Patient makes case for treatment to Brighton hospital trust board

A patient made a personal plea for treatment to the board of Brighton’s main hospital trust this morning (Wednesday 4 November). Colin Heminway, 49, said that he had had an operation cancelled twice in a few months when he addressed the board of Brighton and Sussex University...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 12:22 pm

Brighton landlord plans to build seven flats on car park

A Brighton landlord has submitted plans to build a block of small flats on a city centre car park. Baron Homes wants to build the block next to another of its properties Windsor Court, which is used by the city council to house homeless people, and Windsor Lodge. But the flats in...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 11:38 am

Can Brighton surpass peak beard for charity?

Beard enthusiasts are urging the handful of Brighton and Hove men who don’t yet have a hairy chin to grow one this December for charity. Inspired by Movember, which asks men to grow moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health, the British Beard Club (BBC) is...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 9:37 am

5 things we reflected on after Brighton & Hove Albion drew at Sheffield Wednesday 

1) Albion toppled from the top spot in the Championship . The Seagulls had been league leaders since August and held off three direct challengers to their crown in the shape of playing the team in second place. The next 1st v 2nd clash could happen when Albion take on Burnley...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 9:21 am

Brighton hospital doctor warns Health Secretary that new contract may worsen A&E crisis

A Brighton hospital doctor has written to the Health Secretary saying that the proposed new junior doctor contract will create a staffing crisis in accident and emergency (A&E) departments. Rob Galloway, an A&E consultant at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, is one of ten...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015 at 12:01 am