Brighton’s most famous former waitress – Madame Cyn – dies aged 82

Brighton’s most famous former waitress – Madame Cyn – has died at the age of 82. Cynthia Payne – the Luncheon Vouchers madam – moved from her home town of Bognor to work as a waitress in Brighton in her teens. Her life at the time was dramatised in the 1987 film Wish You Were...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 8:37 pm

More than half the pupils in some Brighton primary school classes are not native English speakers

An official report has praised a Brighton school where more than half the pupils in some classes are not native English speakers. Ofsted, the government’s schools watchdog, said that St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School was good. The report, dated last Monday (9 November)...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 8:28 pm

Union sounds alarm over potential Brighton and Hove council job losses

A union official has sounded the alarm over further potential job losses at Brighton and Hove City Council. The threat comes from a new proposal to share the staffing of some services with two or three other councils. Brighton and Hove Unison branch chairman Andy Richards sai...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 6:19 pm

Hove teacher harassed head by putting up posters saying “wanted for perjury”

A teacher from Hove put up “wanted” posters showing a picture of his old head and accusing her of perjury and covering up a sexual assault. Brian Tomlins, 60, of Hogarth Road, Hove, put up the posters in the area around West Hove Junior School – now Hove Junior School – in June....
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 3:00 pm

Drunk who tried to stop Brighton police arrest fined

A Brighton man has been fined after he drunkenly obstructed police as they were arresting a violent offender in Churchill Square. Max Freshney, 20, unemployed, of Ladysmith Road, Brighton, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, assaulting and obstructing a police officer....
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 2:20 pm

Storm Barney to bring winds of up to 80mph to south coast

Storm Abigail might have brought us unseasonable warmth – but Storm Barney, the second ever named UK storm – is set to bring more disruptive weather. The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware severe weather warning for tomorrow from 3pm to 11.30pm, as severe gales...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 2:05 pm

Brighton and Hove urged to introduce late night levy for pubs and clubs

Pubs and clubs in Brighton and Hove are one step closer to a late night levy as city councillors are urged to launch a formal consultation on the plans. If introduced, it could raise almost half a million pounds a year, to be split between police and the council to spend on...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 1:16 pm

Magpie given grant to explore North Laine trade waste

An independent waste company has been given a Government-sponsored grant to come up with plans for a better waste service in the North Laine. Magpie, which has been running a recycling service in Brighton for 25 years, has been given £8,000 by community group network Locality to...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 11:36 am

Huge costs of printing council agendas revealed

One of the hidden costs of democracy has been highlighted by a freedom of information request which revealed the cost of printing agendas for the last six full council meetings was almost £4,000. Brighton and Hove City Council says it is looking to move to electronic agendas for...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015 at 10:43 am
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