MP accuses government of ‘waging a war against policing’ in Brighton and Hove

The government has been accused of “waging a war against policing in cities such a Brighton and Hove” by Labour MP Peter Kyle. “Sussex Police have already implemented a 20 per cent cut, as a result of which 500 frontline staff have gone,” the Hove MP said...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 10:49 pm

Crowds head to Lewes Bonfire despite the damp

Thousands of people from Brighton and Hove have gone to the Lewes Bonfire celebrations despite the damp weather. Forecasts suggested that the rain would peter out as the evening wore on. Staff at Brighton Station started putting out the crowd control barriers just after 2.30pm...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 8:30 pm

Crackdown on unauthorised Brighton student houses gathers pace

Brighton and Hove planning officers are investigating up to 50 houses which could be breaching city regulations by being rented out as shared and student homes. New city council rules in the process of being adopted as part of the city plan state that family homes in designated...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 4:02 pm

Plans to repair Madeira Terraces begin to take shape

Details of how Brighton and Hove City Council plans to restore the Madeira Arches have begun to emerge after council leader Warren Morgan gave residents a sneak preview. Cllr Morgan posted a page from a report to be discussed by councillors next week on a Facebook page set up to...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 3:58 pm

Hove MP’s concerns over ambulance delays to be shared with health ministers

Hove MP Peter Kyle’s concerns over ambulance delays will be brought to the attention of health ministers, he was told in the House of Commons today (Thursday 5 November). The Labour MP asked the Leader of the Commons Chris Grayling about the issue. Mr Kyle said: “It...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 3:53 pm

Brighton student bartender: ‘How I was trained to push booze on drunk customers’

A Brighton student has written a shocking account of how he was trained by a city venue to sell as much booze as he could to drunk customers. The account, published by Sussex student newspaper The Badger, details the anonymous student’s “tumultous” summer spent...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 3:28 pm

Ambulance triage report dubbed ‘whitewash’ by patients group

A patients group has dubbed an official report into a controversial ambulance call system which put patient safety at risk “a whitewash and a major scandal”. The South East Coast Ambulance Trust (SECAmb) have been issued with 11 recommendations after an investigation...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 2:06 pm

Brewdog keeps new Brighton neighbours happy

A bar which opened at a venue abandoned by a nightclub after noise complaints has managed to keep the neighbours happy in its first weeks of opening. Brewdog opened at the Grand Parade address in late August, having taken the venue over from the Blind Tiger Club. The club said it...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 12:53 pm

Thugs harass man on Brighton train

Police have today released images of three men they’d like to speak to about an incident in which a man was harassed on a Brighton train. The incident happened between 10.15pm and 10.50pm on Saturday, 3 October on a train travelling between Southampton and Brighton....
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 12:32 pm

Brighton’s gay village in moves to become a parish council

The area often dubbed Brighton’s gay village is to be asked whether it should get its own parish council in a bid to help it tackle issues such as drugs, rough sleepers, noise and beggars. The St James’s Community Action Group believes that the money which comes with...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015 at 10:00 am
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