Government funding biased towards Tory councils, says Brighton and Hove’s Labour leader

Government funding for local authorities is biased towards fellow Conservatives, according to the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. Warren Morgan spoke out after the final detail of the government’s support for councils was spelt out earlier this week. Councillor...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 10:16 pm

Another section of Brighton pier falls into sea

Another section of the West Pier has fallen into the sea this morning (Thursday 11 February). A central piece of the remains of Brighton’s – and Britain’s – only grade I listed pier collapsed shortly after the skeletal structure took a battering from Storm Imogen. The West Pier...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 2:58 pm

Brighton and Hove’s blueprint for the future wins official backing

The council’s blueprint for the future of Brighton and Hove has won official backing from a government planning inspector. The independent inspector Laura Graham said that the city’s long-term plan to provide homes and jobs was legally sound and compliant. She has published her...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 2:42 pm

Brighton man found guilty of raping teenage neighbour

A Brighton man has been found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman who lived near his Woodingdean home. Michael Doos, 52, unemployed, of Netherfield Green, Woodingdean, raped the teenager, who was feeling ill, shortly after she got off a bus. The day after the attack last summer...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 2:38 pm

Proposed changes to Brighton and Hove bus passes criticised by Older People’s Council

The Older People’s Council has criticised proposed changes to bus pass conditions as Brighton and Hove City Council prepares to set its budget for the year ahead. It said: “The speculative saving of £40,000 is a drop in the ocean compared to the money the council is gaining from...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 2:16 pm

Brighton property agent spells out ‘huge challenges’ ahead

A Brighton and Hove commercial property agent has written about the “huge challenges” facing the city. Phil Graves, managing director of Graves Jenkins, told colleagues “we are sometimes victims of our own success” in a report to colleagues in the property sector. He prepared the...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 1:55 pm

Hove school wins table tennis championship

St Andrew’s CE Primary School won Brighton and Hove’s first Primary Schools Table Tennis Championship. The other schools taking part were St Luke’s, who finished a close second, and Elm Grove who took third place. St Andrew’s won the mixed doubles and the boys’ and girls’...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 1:20 pm

Sussex Police tackles challenge in recruiting black and ethnic minority officers

Sussex Police is trying to tackle the challenges that it faces in recruiting black and ethnic minority officers. Its efforts include working with schools, according to a report published today (Thursday 11 February). But one adviser to the force pointed out that its efforts had...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 1:01 pm

Sussex Police rated good in official inspection

Sussex Police has been rated good in an official inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). The inspection was part of a national programme of inspections known as the Peel (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) programme. The HMIC report sai...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016 at 10:49 am
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